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ArthurArthur Papagiannis – Founder and Managing Director Arthur Papagiannis is the founder and Managing Director of AP Psychology & Consulting Services. Arthur has a strong management and psychological background, having worked with executive and senior management on high level policy, strategy and service delivery across both private and public sector industries. Arthur has extensive experience in management of staff, executive leadership development, organisational program development, training and broader business strategy solutions. Arthur’s career in field spans over 12 years and has been the State Manager Clinical Services for Justice Victoria and successfully took on a General Manager role of operations. With a strong understanding of both clinical and high level operational requirements he has successfully implemented best practice programs without compromising organisational operational requirements. He has been a State Manager of Psychological Services for a global leading Employee Assistance Program firm and progressed to Director of National Contact Services, designing and implementing leading edge clinical and professional service programs aimed at improving organisational performance and wellbeing. As Managing Director of AP Psychology & Consulting Services, Arthur is committed to becoming the market leader in his sector, by developing wellbeing workplace solutions that are leading edge, evidence based, innovative and underpinned by best practice principles.
 
IMG_4054Shehan Peiris – Principal Consultant Shehan Peiris is a registered psychologist with extensive knowledge of the Organisational Psychology domain including the development of large-scale psychological interventions in the workplace. Shehan has experience in implementing change management initiatives that involve engaging all staff at varying levels in the organisation. In addition to this, Shehan has worked in the Job Services and Occupational Rehabilitation sector, as a Business Manager and Consultant, providing him with an unequivocal understanding of the psychological constructs behind case management principals in this sector. Shehan has the unique ability utilise the science of organisational psychology with the practical experience of a variety of work environments to deliver evidence based solutions and high level strategy within complex organisational environments.
 
Alison Battley – Senior Consultant Alison is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in the occupational rehabilitation sector, where she has facilitated the return to work of employees with complex mental health conditions as well as other physical injuries and chronic illnesses. Through her experience managing both compensable and non-compensable injuries, Alison has developed an in-depth understanding of the common precipitating factors for mental health conditions in the workplace. She has a keen interest in strategies which employers can implement at a management and organisational level to minimise the occurrence of mental health conditions as well as creating a supportive work environment where employees are likely to flourish. Alison is also passionate about early intervention and assisting supervisors and managers to hold effective wellbeing discussions with employees. Alison has delivered a range of training programs to leaders at various organisational levels in this area.
 
Tom Ruijs – Consultant Tom Ruijs holds a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology obtained at University Utrecht in the Netherlands. He has a strong consulting background spanning 10+ years partnering with a broad range of clients in helping solve people & culture as well as strategic business challenges. He has extensive experience in end-to-end service delivery and project management and is an experienced facilitator. Tom is well versed across the entire employee lifecycle and has a deep subject matter expertise pertaining to the myriad of factors and behaviours that impact on the employee experience. In addition, he has significant experience working in a front-line capacity delivering therapeutic care programs to mental health patients and at-risk youth/young adolescents. Tom has the ability to apply a truly holistic mindset to his work combining his strategic consulting experience with his intimate understanding of the day-to-day practical challenges and implications faced by managers and front-line employees.
 
stephen_img Stephen Kalpakian – Operations Manager Stephen is an administration professional with 18 years experience in business office administration. Stephen has worked in the government and private sector with a proven track record of implementing and managing process improvement strategies, day to day office operations, recommendations and solutions in order to streamline processes for internal and external clients. Stephen has extensive experience in business administration management, gained through his considerable work with the Department of Justice and working with a global EAP provider. He has considerable knowledge in managing the day-to-day office operations and supervising administration teams in order to achieve set goals. Stephen is also a qualified OHS representative and plays an integral part in implementing OH&S procedures in an operational environment.
 
Aidyn Bradford – Client Support Coordinator Aidyn has over five year’s experience in customer service, where she has worked closely with internal and external stakeholders in a number of different roles and industries. She has considerable knowledge in assisting with the day-to-day operations of the business. Aidyn has recently completed her Fourth Year Thesis in Psychology. Aidyn is particularly interested in the intersection between wellbeing and organisational psychology, and aspires to work as an Organisational Psychologist within this domain. Aidyn takes pride within the workplace, encouraging team effort and achieving operational and client outcomes.
 
Soo Mak – Training Coordinator Soo is a Training Coordinator with two years of experience in customer service and administration. Soo provides support in the daily operations of the business and has strong skills in data analysis, evaluation and reporting. A recent graduate in economics and psychology, Soo has completed internships with not for profit and private organisations in the mental health and wellbeing space and has worked on developing a corporate social responsibility strategy, project implementation plans and research reports on mental health. Soo is passionate about creating positive change in communities and working with individuals to feel empowered and confident in their abilities.
 
Jonathan Ho – Administration Assistant Jonathan has recently completed his placement with AP Psychology & Consulting Services as part of our ongoing partnership with Monash University and began his permanent role as an Administration Assistant. He provides support in day to day business operations duties with a particular focus on data evaluation and reporting. Jonathan is a 2019 graduate having completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations/Psychology and is excited to begin his career with AP Psychology & Consulting Services with a view of further exploring the space within organisational psychology. Jonathan harbours a strong passion in spreading awareness regarding mental health and is eager to gain a stronger insight into workplace mental health challenges as part of the team.

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44 Garden St South Yarra, Victoria 3141

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