Susan Peters

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Dr. Susan Peters currently is a Research Associate at the Harvard Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing. 

She has for over 10 years experience as a clinical occupational therapist in Australia before receiving her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Queensland, Australia.  She draws on both her research and prior experiences working with companies to prevent injury and maintain workers with chronic health conditions in the workforce - bringing together primary, secondary and tertiary prevention - to understand and improve worker safety and health. Dr. Peters’ has two main areas of research: (1) how to prevent injury in the workforce, and, (2) how to sustain workers with an injury or chronic health condition in meaningful work.  She focuses on the interface between workers, their environments within the broader organizational context to improve worker safety, health and wellbeing.