We're delighted with the progress of our book: 


Preventing Workplace Bullying: An evidence based guide for managers and employees published by Allen and Unwin. The book is available at all good bookstores, online, and direct from the publisher.

For readers in North America, The UK, and Europe, the book has also been published by Routledge. You can order a copy through Amazon or any other online bookseller.

We hope that you will find the book to be a useful, informative and accessible resource! We welcome your comments and feedback - just click Contact us to leave us a message.




Workplace bullying can damage both staff and the organisation they work for. This practical guide explains how to identify bullying and deal with it effectively, or better still, prevent it.


'Workplace bullying is tough for everyone. Preventing Workplace Bullying helps managers and consultants clarify what is and isn't bullying, and gives excellent guidance on how to deal with it.' - Charlotte Rayner, Professor of Human Resource Management, Portsmouth Business School, UK


Workplace bullying is more common and costly than most people realise. It can make life unbearable for employees in any industry, and ultimately undermine an organisation's bottom line. In this practical guide, Carlo Caponecchia and Anne Wyatt explain how to identify workplace bullying and apply best practice to preventing and managing it. They outline what constitutes bullying at work, demystify some of the controversial issues, and discuss the various factors which influence workplace bullying. The responsibilities of management, and legal implications in different countries are outlined, and supported with best practice guides for policies, complaints procedures and risk management systems. Options and resources for targets experiencing bullying are also explored. These ideas and concepts are illustrated throughout with real case studies.


This evidence-based book on workplace bullying is a valuable resource for organisations of all sizes and for anyone affected by bullying at work including employees, human resource managers, workplace consultants, counsellors, mediators and legal advisors.




Beyondbullying participates in research on the management and prevention of workplace bullying, and our practice is underscored by an evidence-based, scientific approach. We are always looking for organisations or individuals who are willing to be involved in this pursuit. The importance of good research cannot be underestimated, and for an organisation, being involved in research is a pathway to innovation and improvement, and a mark of commitment to improving the health, safety and well-being of employees. 

Research might involve:


  • Questionnaires/surveys

  • Interviews

  • Analysis of records/reporting systems 


and other methods as appropriate to the specific aim of the research project.


If you or your organisation would like to know more about being a research partner, or contributing funds to further Australian research on workplace bullying, Please Contact us here.



Caponecchia, C & Costa, D. (2017). Examining workplace bullying measurement using item-response theory. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32 (4), 333-350.

Chan-Mok, O. J., Caponecchia, C., Winder, C. (2014). The concept of workplace bullying: implications from Australian workplace health and safety law. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 21, 442-456. 

Caponecchia, C., Sun, A. Y. Z., Wyatt, A. (2012) ‘Psychopaths’ at Work? Implications of Lay Persons’ Use of Labels and Behavioural Criteria for Psychopathy. Journal of Business Ethics. 107, 399-408

Caponecchia, C., & Wyatt, A. (2009). Distinguishing between workplace bullying, harassment and violence: a risk management approach. Journal of OHS Australia & NZ, 25(6), 439-450.