The organisation of EAWOP 2021 is handled by two committees:

  • The Organising Committee
  • The Programme Committee

The members of the Organising Committee are also a part of the Programme Commitee.

Both these groups are assisted by input from the International Advisory Committee.

Dr. Roxane L. Gervais, CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Director, Practical Psychology Consultancy Ltd

Roxane is an independent researcher and consultant who has worked in the public and private sectors, in diverse teams, around the globe.

She provides solutions to work-related concerns, with her professional and research interests focusing on the well-being of individuals within the work environment, inclusive of job stress and strain, mental health, job satisfaction, work-life balance, and diversity within the workplace, inclusive of gender and generational issues.

Roxane is at present the Honorary Treasurer of the British Psychological Society as well as the Chair and Treasurer of the Division of Occupational Psychology.

She co-facilitated the Division’s Leadership Development Programme, and is a Chartered Psychologist, a Registered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Ian Bushnell

Ian is a Chartered Psychologist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

He is known for his research and taught courses on leadership, deception and applications of psychology to well-being, including medical decision making, occupational stress and burnout.

He introduced the first examinable course on employability in the UK within the psychology curriculum and has a passion for ensuring his students develop self-awareness, along with the knowledge and skills to ensure they have a competitive advantage for their career path after university.

Ian has consulted on leadership and organizational development in many European and Asian countries, including China and Singapore and understands the practice of occupational psychology in a diversity of organisational types.

He has previously served as the Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology and has helped organise many academic and practitioner conferences, including one organised jointly with Lord David Owen on Hubris in Leadership. 

Ingrid Covington

BPS DOP Strategy Convenor for Continuing Professional Development

Ingrid Covington (CPsychol, Affiliate Member of EAAP) is a member of the EAWOP Program and Organizing Committee and currently serves as the BPS DOP Strategy Convenor for Continuing Professional Development.

Her primary role is to identify keynote and invited speakers, develop a comprehensive and engaging offering for practitioners, and build and strengthen the sense of community across the profession.

Ingrid is an independent practitioner with a background and interest in culture change, leadership and team-working, and selecting and assessment.

She has extensive experience across many industries including the international security industry with NATO, Aviation, Not for Profits, Financial Services and with a variety of Government Bodies.

Jonathan Cox

In a varied career spanning several decades, Jon has worked with a range of organisations in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

He began his professional life as a selection methods advisor for an international telecommunications company and progressed from there to become the practice manager of a niche talent management enterprise.

He now runs his own business as an independent consultant offering bespoke services in the areas of assessment and development, performance management and organisational change.

Jon is a Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC Registered Practitioner and an active volunteer for the British Psychological Society (BPS).

His term as Chair of the society’s Division of Occupational Psychology is due to end 3 months before the 2021 Congress, so he will have plenty of time to devote to the event!

Sharon De Mascia

Director, Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd.

Sharon is a chartered occupational psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as well as an expert in Wellbeing, Leadership, Change Management and Executive Coaching.

She commenced her career with the NHS, working in the clinical field and has over 28 years’ experience of delivering organizational initiatives across all sectors, including work for The House of Commons, BBC, the Vita Group, NHS, National Education Union, Silver Spoon, and The Student Room.

Sharon is a published author and a supervisor for the global MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), and is also on the Board of Manchester Camerata.

Sharon currently teaches Leadership Psychology at the University of Reykjavik and is the co-convener of the British Psychological Society (BPS), ‘Psychology of Health and Wellbeing at work’ group.

Helen Baron

Convenor, DOP Working Group on Assessment Standards

Helen Baron has over 30 years’ experience in the design and implementation of effective selection and assessment systems. She has a particular interest in the promotion of fairness in selection and other areas.

As an independent consultant and leading UK psychometrician, she has developed many original tests, questionnaires and exercises for a variety of contexts and with a range of occupational groups.

Helen has been a visiting lecturer at City University in the UK and has lectured and trained internationally, most recently as a visiting professor at the Tallinn University of Technology.

Her current committee work includes convenor of the British Psychological Society’s DOP Working Group on Assessment Standards and a member of the expert committee revising the assessment standard ISO 10667. She is a past General Secretary of EAWOP.

Franco Fraccaroli

Full professor in Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Trento (Italy), Dept. of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Franco Fraccaroli is a full professor of work and organizational psychology at Trento University (Italy), working in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science.

His research interests include ageing and late career in organisations, work stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace.

He is a fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and a member of several editorial boards for international scientific journals.

He served as the President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology from 2007 to 2009 and was President of the XIX EAWOP Congress in Turin in 2019.

In addition he has also served as the Director of Department (2004-10) and the Dean of Faculty (2010-2012) at Trento University.

Gudela Grote

Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Gudela Grote is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and received her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.

Her research is especially interested in the increasing flexibility and virtuality of work and the consequences for the individual and organizational management of uncertainty.

She has published widely on topics in organizational behavior, human factors, human resource management, and safety management, and is currently focussed on digitilization and the future of work, coordination and leadership in high-risk and innovation teams, and career mobility.

Professor Grote is associate editor of the journal Safety Science, Past President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, and a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Guido Hertel

Full professor of Organizational and Business Psychology, and current Faculty Dean, University of Münster, Germany

In his research, Guido addresses current and future challenges in work organizations, such as digitization of collaboration and leadership, demographic changes in the workforce, increasing migration, and potential synergy effects in teamwork and negotiations.

This research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and Research Policy.

Many of his ongoing research projects are interdisciplinary in nature, for instance, in the Research Training Group on “Communication and trust in a digitized world” or in the priority program on “Intentional Forgetting in organizations”.

In 2013, Guido was host and chair of the program committee of the 16th EAWOP Congress in Münster.

In addition to his academic activities, Guido is also active as speaker, trainer, and consultant for organizations.

Frederik Anseel

UNSW Sydney, UNSW Business School

Frederik Anseel is Professor of Management and Associate Dean Research at UNSW Business School, Sydney, as well as an elected Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Previously, he was Vice-Dean Research at King’s College London (UK), Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and has held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy), and University of Groningen (The Netherlands).

His research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science, and has also been featured in public media such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Science, Nature, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian.

Apart from his work in academia, he has several years of industry experience and has founded and managed two consulting firms, including one university spin-off, The Vigor Unit.

Monica Molino

Research fellow and adjunct professor, Psychology Department, University of Turin, Italy

Monica Molino is research fellow and adjunct professor in work and organizational psychology at the Psychology Department of the University of Turin (Italy).

She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Association of Psychology, section of psychology for organizations.

Her research interests include well-being at work, workaholism, work-family interface, technology use, and entrepreneurship.

In her recent work, she aimed to improve the understanding of what happens at the border between work and personal life and identify proper solutions for workers and organizations.

Monica currently teaches organizational psychology and a workshop on selection methods, sharing her previous professional experience as HR consultant. 

Angela Carter

Occupational Psychologist, Just Development, UK

Angela has a passion for applying the knowledge of work and organizational psychology to our daily lives and this year celebrates 50 years of work as a scientist and educator, first in the health care sector, then in higher education and consultancy with her company Just Development.

Working at the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, her research spanned teamwork, well-being, leadership and performance appraisal.

She has published in a range of journals, including the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and The Psychologist, and her most recent work, "Young People, Employment and Work Psychology: Interventions and Solutions" was published in May, 2019.

An active supporter of applied science Angela founded, and edits, EAWOP’s InPractice journal and the WorkLab (an annual practitioner education programme), and is the Chair-of the South West of England Branch of the British Psychological Society.

Nik Chmiel

University of Chichester

Nik is a past president of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), has chaired the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology training committee, and was a member of the society’s Psychologist and Research Digest Committee for several years.

Nik has worked across the UK Higher Education sector, from Manchester Polytechnic to the Russell Group, and in his last role was the founding head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Chichester, where he is currently Professor Emeritus.

His favourite way of working is with others, and he is collaborating with colleagues, especially at the University of Liege, Belgium, in investigating the managerial and psychological processes involved in why people knowingly put themselves in danger at work.

He led the proposal, adopted in 2019, to form an EAWOP Institute providing briefings, based on Work and Organisational Psychology, to senior policy makers.

Karina M Nielsen

Professor of Work Psychology, Director of Institute of Work Psychology

Karina M Nielsen is an adjunct professor at Griffith University, whose research interests fall in the category of changing organisations.

Her main strand of research is that of participatory, organisational interventions, and she has developed and tested models for how organisations can design, implement and evaluate organisational intervention that aim to promote employee well-being through changing the way work is organised, designed and managed.

Karina is particularly interested in evaluation design. She has developed evaluation methods that may help researchers and organisations understand what works for whom in which circumstances.

Karina has published her research in Human Relations, Work & Stress, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Karina is an associate editor of Work & Stress, and serves on the editorial boards of (among others) the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Human Relations and The Leadership Quarterly.

We would like to express our thanks to the following members of the International Advisory Committee for their contributions and input into EAWOP2021.


  • Tammy D. Allen 
  • David Bartram
  • Uta Bindl
  • Corine Boon
  • Rob Briner
  • Anja Van den Broeck
  • Catherine Cassell
  • Michael Clinton
  • Kevin Daniels
  • Xanthopoulou Despoina
  • Eva Derous
  • Maureen Dollard
  • Nancy Doyle
  • Iliescu Dragos
  • Anders Dysvik
  • Stale Einarsen
  • Michael Frese
  • Brendan Gough
  • Richard Griffith
  • David Guest
  • Deanne Den Hartog
  • Alex Haslam
  • Ana Hernández
  • Joeri Hofmans
  • David Holman
  • Henry Honkanen
  • Ute Klehe
  • Jessie Koen
  • Ellen Kossek
  • Barbara Kożusznik
  • Richard Kwiatkowski
  • Jonas Lang
  • Terri Morrissey
  • Dierdre O'Shea
  • Elaine Pulakos
  • José María Peiró
  • Diana Rus
  • Rosalind Searle
  • Joan Tiernan
  • Donald M. Truxillo
  • Ole Tunold
  • Stephan Ute
  • Lisa Van Der Werff
  • Annika Wilhelmy
  • Bart Wille
  • Stephen Woods
  • Hannes Zacher