Keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

Professor Dr Arnold Bakker

Professor Dr Arnold Bakker
Professor Dr Arnold Bakker

Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Keynote Topic: TBC

Keynote Abstract: TBC



Arnold Bakker, PhD., is full professor of Work & Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and chair of the Center of Excellence for Positive Organizational Psychology. He is also Adjunct professor at Lingnan University Hong Kong, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Extraordinary Professor at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, and Past President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Bakker is well known for his research on job design and work engagement. Together with Dr. Demerouti, he developed Job Demands– Resources (JD-R) theory – an overarching theory that predicts how job characteristics influence employee well-being and performance, and how employee work behaviors influence working conditions.

Dr. Bakker has published extensively in the main journals in our field, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. He is one of the most cited scientists worldwide, and has been included in Thomson Reuters’ list of “The world’s most influential scientific minds” in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Dr. Bakker has also featured in the list of the 40 most productive Dutch Economists (in 2014 and 2017). His research interests include burnout, job crafting, the work-family interface, sports psychology, playful work design, strengths use, and study engagement. The work by Dr. Bakker and his team is also used in various applications, including JD-R monitors, JD-R questionnaires, smartphone apps, job crafting and strengths use interventions, coaching, and serious game.