Health and Well-being at Work

This lunchtime seminar will explore the variety of ways in which Occupational Psychologists contribute to the area of health, work and well-being. It will be of interest to psychologists from all divisions of the BPS and professionals from other disciplines whose practice involves them in health, work and well-being issues.


This event has been cancelled. 


Provisional timetable for the day:

11:30 Registration and lunch


  • Introduction and overview - Carole Watling  
  • Design of work and positive psychology in the workplace - Frank Bond  
  • Role of the manager - Emma Donaldson-Feilder
  • Job-person fit: Implications for health, well-being and performance - Ivan Robertson
  • Unacceptable behaviour at work and employee health - Christine Sprigg
  • Vocational rehabilitation - Karen Royle
  • Health, safety and well-being  - Tim Marsh

14:30 Close


This is an Occupational Psychology initiative to encourage all psychologists and other professionals involved in the field of health and well-being at work to come together to discuss key issues, share ideas and strengthen the strategic impact of this important domain.

Target audience

Occupational Psychologists, other psychologists and  members of stakeholder organisations

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • How ideas from positive psychology can be incorporated into improving psychological well-being at work
  • The role that management and leadership play in determining the well-being of a workforce within an organisation
  • The key workplace factors that determine job-person fit and their influence on psychological well-being, including the relationship between psychological well-being and business outcomes (e.g. presenteeism, sickness absence, productivity, customer/user satisfaction)
  • Unacceptable work behaviour and employee health
  • Psychological approaches to vocational rehabilitation
  • Workplace health and safety and employee well-being

Booking information


  • Non-Society members: £48 (£40 + VAT)
  • Society members: £36 (£30 + VAT)
  • DOP members: £30 (£25 +VAT)

This event has been cancelled. 

Tue, 12/02/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 
DOP Health and Well-being Working Group