International Congress for Occupational Health and Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors

17 September - 19 September 2014


Adelaide, South Australia

International Congress

Worker health: A basic human right for all

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The University of South Australia is excited to host the 2014 Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health – Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors


UniSA’s Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety, previously known as Centre for Applied Psychology Research, is hosting the International Commission on Occupational Health’s annual congress. The congress will discuss Worker health: A basic human right for all, and will feature leading International and Australian experts.


Event details:

Date: 17 - 19 September 2014

Length: 3 days

Venue: Adelaide, South Australia

Key congress speakers

The congress will include both keynote speakers and workshops, allowing for wide-spread discussion and debate on the topic of worker health and wellbeing.

  • Professor Robert Karasek, Departmentof Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA and Professor, Work and Organizational Psychology, Institute for Psychology, copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Professor Norito Kawakami, Department of Mental Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
  • Associate Professor Stavroula Leka, Institute of Work, Health & Organisations, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Sharon Parker, Winthrop Professor, Business School, University of Western Australia

Scientific Committee

Click here to view the Scientific Committee. 

State of the art address

Associate Professor Joan Benach, Associate Professor of Public Health and Occupational Health in the Department of Political and Social Sciences) at the Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona

Congress program

The congress will explore a number of themes including:

  • Psychosocial factors at work and their relationship with productivity and health
  • Psychosocial research in developing countries
  • Integrative and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Prevention and interventions for workers at risk  
  • ‘Hot topics’ such as workplace bullying, sickness absence, aging workforce
  • Organisational factors that promote wellbeing
  • Managing workers with chronic health disorders and mental health issues
  • Focus on industries/occupations at risk e.g. health workers
  • Worker health: From research to practice.

Conference Committee

Maureen Dollard, Chair Conference
Michelle Tuckey, Chair Scientific Committee
Tessa Bailey, Chair Organising Committee
Tony Winefield, Chair Social Committee
Mirela Garaplija, Finance
Chloe Lidiard, Marketing
Aditya Jain, Committee Member
Sharron Skelly, Committee Member
Karen O’Brien, Committee Member

About Adelaide

Adelaide is the beautiful capital of South Australia, with stunning beaches, award-winning wine and unique national landscapes like the Flinders Rangers and Kangaroo Island. You can also explore more than 700 restaurants, cafés and pubs, serving food from around the world.

South Australia is also the home of sixteen wine regions and more than 200 cellar doors, which are all within an hour’s drive of the city. 

Adelaide is also listed at number nine on Lonely Planet's 2014 Top Cities of the World. Read more

Contact us

Ms Tessa Bailey
Organising Committee Chair

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