Photo Gallery 2017 Conference Photos.

 

Thank You Message from Prof. Wiggins (MAPS)
Conference Chair 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the delegates, presenters, and volunteers for making the 12th Industrial and Organisational Psychology conference such as success. A special thanks to our keynote presenters, Professor Mo Wang, Professor Sharon Parker, Professor Alex Haslam, and Dame Carol Black for their inspirational and thought-provoking presentations. Professor Wang provided us with an evidence-based overview of the challenges facing older workers and the role that organisational psychology can play in both engaging older workers and enabling the transition to retirement. Professor Parker and Professor Haslam were invited to share their thoughts on the critical issues concerning the future of work and how their research is addressing the problem. Finally, Dame Carol drew on her experience in the United Kingdom and the need to work with other disciplines, including occupational and public health, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and new interventions in managing mental health issues in the workplace.

Our industry breakfast presenters, Professor Michael Johnson and Mr John Meacock, issued a challenge to organisational psychologists to begin to assist in addressing the problem of cybersecurity and provided some avenues through which this assistance might be rendered.
For the first time, the Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference included a session dedicated to practice. We drew together experts in specific fields, including the future of work, social justice, and work health and safety, to explore the contemporary and future role of organisational psychologists.

Throughout the conference, our presenters reflected the breadth and depth of current research and practice in organisational psychology. The quality and innovation evident in the work reflects a vibrant, forward-looking profession, the goal of which is safe, productive, and healthy workplaces.

Finally, I would like to thank the Australian Psychological Society’s Events Team, our student volunteers, and the SMC Conference Centre for all their efforts. These events would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Hogan Assessments and Peter Berry Consultancy (PBC), Langley Group, Nous Group, Comcare and Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub.