Division of Occupational Psychology

Division of Occupational Psychology

The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) promotes the professional interests of occupational psychologists.

We aim to develop psychology as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.

We support our members by providing training and advice, by holding regular events, and by keeping members up to date with the latest divisional news.

Benefits of belonging

  • Quarterly copies of OP Matters, the Division's publication, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the profession.
  • Events for Continuing Professional Development, with preferential rates for members.
  • Our Annual Conference in January provides the perfect balance between science and practice and is one of the Society's largest events.
  • Local networking events and activities throughout the country.
  • Awards to recognise excellence in our profession, including our coveted Practitioner of the Year award.
  • A number of online resources including guidelines, news and new online networking tools.
  • The opportunity to be involved in one of our many working groups who bring together academics and practitioners to further our work in specific areas. 

How to join

Membership of the division is open to members of the British Psychological Society.

If you are not already a member you can join the DOP at the same time as applying for membership of the Society.

There are three grades of divisional membership:

  • Full divisional membership - For fully qualified psychologists who are eligible for Chartered Status.
  • In-training divisional membership - For psychologists in-training who hold the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and are working towards Chartered status and full divisional membership.
  • General divisional membership - For members of the Society who are not currently eligible for the above grades.


There are currently 362 members in this group.