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Hello and welcome to the Division of Occupational Psychology website.

My name is Julie Freeborn. 

I was elected as the Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)  in January 2017. I have held a number of previous roles in the society, including Chair of the BPS North East of England Branch (NEEB) from 2014-2016.

Professionally, I am an HCPC registered Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the Society.

I work as an independent practitioner and have experience in assessment, training, well-being and inclusion. My interests include neuro-diversity, and I am also part of a working group to establish standards for conducting Needs Assessments. I am also a mindfulness practitioner and am interested in how this can aid both resilience and concentration.

I have previously worked overseas in Japan, the United States, Czech Republic and United Arab Emirates.  I am a supervisor and assessor for the Qualification in 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.

You can find information here about current initiatives by the Division and documents which we hope you will find useful. 

Members can sign in to access a publication and resources area which includes a number of white papers and videos.

Non –members can access some of these documents through the relevant working group, for example the Standard for the Design and Development of Assessment Centres can be found under Working Group / Assessment Centre Standards.

For psychological assessments relating to neuro-diversity, please go to Working Groups / Neuro-diversity and Employment.

As the Division continues to develop and grow over the next two years, so too will these pages. We hope you will visit back again to explore updates and changes. For example, we will be reporting back on progress we have made in relation to the Strategic Plan and new projects and initiatives.

If you would like to get in touch and let me know what would interest and excite you please email: [email protected]

If you are interested in volunteering for the DOP, please email: [email protected].





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The DOP's 2016 - 2020 strategic plan sets out those goals that the Division wishes to achieve over the next five years. You can download the plan and consider how you can contribute.