Dr Claire Mason

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Dr Claire Mason,
Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Data 61

My PhD research at the University of Queensland explored shared levels of job satisfaction and affect in work groups. I then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship exploring psychological processes underlying transformation leadership development (via an ARC Discovery grant with Queensland Health Pathology and Scientific Services). I then joined a group of social scientists at the Commonwealth, Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) where I began to explore social attitudes towards novel technologies. In my current role, leading the Technology and Work team in CSIRO’s Data61 and the Collaborative Intelligence skills project, I work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers who investigate the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the workforce and, in turn, how AI can facilitate efficient workforce transitions.

My research has been covered by mainstream media outlets such as the ABC’s 7:30 Report, The Australian, The Financial Review and The Conversation and published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, PLOS One, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Small Group Research.

Recent projects (and funders/collaborators) include:

  • The Indigenous Jobs Map
    (funded via CSIRO’s Interchange program)

*Validating the Australian Digital Capability Framework
(Australian Industry Standards, Department of Education, Skills and Employment)

  • Identifying and differentiating green energy and traditional energy job ads
    (National Skills Commission)
  • Understanding diversity of employment opportunities for First Nations’ Peoples
    (CSIRO Strategic Project, Adzuna Australia)
  • Applications of Collaborative Intelligence
    (CSIRO’s Collaborative Intelligence Future Science Platform)
  • The Data61 Skills Dashboard (https://dmorg.it.csiro.au/)
    (Science Investment Endowment Fund, Adzuna Australia)
  • Metrics for monitoring adoption of Industry 4.0 Technology
    (Australian Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources)
  • Building a Skills Classifier for CVs
    (Reejig)
  • Review of Data Management Roadmaps adopted by academic institutions
    (Defence, Science and Technology Organisation)