Professor Jim Bright

Registered Psychologist, SIRA Health Practitioner Authorised To Give Evidence


Professor Bright provides independent vocational capacity reports for both Defence and Plaintiff referrers in matters including Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Historic Sexual Abuse, Hurt on Duty, Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accidents


Professor Bright has over 24 years experience as a Medico-Legal expert, and has provided testimony regularly at Tribunals, District and Supreme Courts of NSW and ACT. He has written over 2000 opinions for Courts and Tribunals.

Expert in Vocational Capacity

Professor Bright, PhD (Psychology), has published over 115 peer reviewed journal articles, books, chapters, reports and tests, as well over 700 general articles on Career Development, Job Applications, Stress, Learning, Anxiety and Performance, Leadership, Management, Recruitment, psychometric assessment.

About Professor Bright, Director IWCA

Registered Psychologist, Endorsement in Organisational Psychology

Dr Jim Bright, BA(Hons), PhD, FAPS

Director IWCA

Dr Jim Bright is a Psychologist with over 29 years of experience working in the Australian context. Dr Bright was the proprietor of Bright and Associates, before establishing IWCA Pty Ltd in 2024. He has held full-time academic positions in the School of Psychology, UNSW, and as Professorial Fellow in Career Education and Development at Australian Catholic University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and Career Development Association of Australian. He is a Past National Chairperson of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. He has supervised Doctoral (PhD and EdD) students theses on topics including Stress, Career Development, Leadership, and Psychometric Assessment and Work Performance. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 books including the Chaos Theory of Careers (Routledge), Stress: myth, theory and research (Pearson), as well as series of practical job hunting books based on his own and his student's psychological research including Resumes that Get Shortlisted, Brilliant CV and Job Hunting for Dummies. He continues to publish and present keynote addresses in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Canada. He has over 24 years experience as a Medico Legal Assessor and has written over 2000 Vocational Capacity Assessments. He has provided testimony for Tribunals, District and Supreme Courts in NSW and ACT.


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Independent Work Capacity Assessments Pty Ltd

57 983 082 674

PO Box 294, Narrabeen

NSW 2101


Jim Bright
0414 875300
Mon - Fri, 8:00-17:30

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