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Professor Evangelia Demerouti - Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Evangelia Demerouti is Full Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at Eindhoven University of Technology. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa since 2015 and Chief Diversity Officer at Eindhoven University of Technology since 2017.Show content
Her research focuses on the processes enabling performance, including the effects of work characteristics, individual job strategies (including job crafting and decision-making), occupational well-being, and work-life balance. She has developed the Job Demands-Resources model, which can be used to diagnose the working conditions that are responsible for employee well-being and functioning at work. This model is not only one of the most impactful models in work and organizational psychology in terms of research (as the main publication on the model is cited almost 6000 times in Google Scholar) but also in practice as many consultancies and organizations use it to improve the working conditions of employees. Her recent work concerns the development and implementation of bottom-up job redesign interventions (i.e., job crafting) in order to improve employee well-being, work performance and adaptive behavior. She has applied the Job Demands-Resources model and implemented the job crafting interventions to several commercial and non-commercial organizations. She has published over 200 national and international papers and book chapters on these topics. Her work has been published in high impact journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational behavior and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. She is often invited as keynote speaker in European and international congresses and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology awarded her a lifetime fellowship. Currently she is associate editor of Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Professor Rory O'Connor - University of Glasgow
Rory O’Connor PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FAcSS, a native of Northern Ireland, is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research and a current Vice President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.Show content
Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (Web: www.suicideresearch.info; Twitter: @suicideresearch) at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups in the UK and also leads the Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Group. He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm, specifically concerning the psychological processes which precipitate suicidal behaviour and self-harm. In addition, he is author of Understanding Suicidal Behaviour (with Noel Sheehy), co-editor of The Routledge Major Works Series on Suicide (with Keith Hawton) and of the International Handbook of Suicide Prevention (2nd edition with Jane Pirkis). He serves on the Scientific Review Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Suicide Research and Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and Behavior Therapy. Rory acts as an advisor to a range of national and international organisations including national governments on the areas of suicide and self-harm.
Professor Denise M. Rousseau - Carnegie Mellon University
Denise M. Rousseau is a scholar and educator on positive organizational practices. She was the 2004‐2005 President of the Academy of Management and served as Editor‐in‐chief, Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is the faculty director of the Health Care Management Program at the Heinz College.Show content
She has been a visiting professor at Dublin City University (Ireland), University of Leeds (UK), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and Renmin University (China) and an International Visiting Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management (UK). The focus of her international outreach is promoting the teaching of evidence-based practice in management.
Two time winner of the Academy of Management’s George Terry Award for best management book in 1996 for Psychological Contracts in Organizations: Understanding Written and Unwritten Agreement, and in 2006 for I‐Deals: Idiosyncratic Deals Workers Bargain for Themselves. In 2016, she won the Distinguished Scholarly Contributions Award for lifetime achievement from the Academy of Management. She has received several honorary doctorates and is an elected Fellow in the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the British Academy of Management.
Rousseau’s research has two streams; one, focusing on the use of evidence in organizational decision making, and the other, on the impact workers have on the employment relationship and the firms that employ them. She is recognized for developing the theory of the psychological contract, (Great Minds in Management, Oxford University Press, edited by Ken Smith and Michael Hitt). Her publications include over a dozen books and 220 articles and monographs in management and psychology journals.
Dr Virginia Schein - Getysburg College
Professor Emerita of Management and Psychology, Gettysburg College, is recognized internationally for her groundbreaking research on gender stereotyping and requisite management characteristicsShow content
Her widely cited research spans four decades and five continents. Dr. Schein is a United Nations /NGO representative for the Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (Geneva). She has been a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Baruch College of the City University of New York and Yale University and was Director of Personnel Research for MetLife in New York City. She is a past President of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology and of Division 1 of the International Association of
Applied Psychology. A graduate of Cornell University, she received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from New York University. Dr. Schein is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Professor Stephen Woods - University of Surrey
He is known for his research on psychometric and personality trait assessment, personality and vocational development, and recruitment and selection, which he publishes in world-leading scientific and professional journals, scholarly books, and international conferences.Show content
He is author of The Psychology of Work and Organizations (jointly with Prof Michael West) and is an associate editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Steve is a Registered Practitioner Occupational Psychologist in the UK, and through his company Aston Business Assessments, works as a consultant extensively with businesses and organisations globally in the areas of people assessment and development. Since gaining his PhD in 2004, he held a lectureship at University of Nottingham, and a Readership at Aston Business School, as well as a visiting Professorship at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.