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Annemarie M.F. Hiemstra, President
Associate Professor Psychology
Department of Work and Organizational Psychology
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Annemarie Hiemstra is an associate professor in psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on personnel selection, psychological assessment, hiring discrimination and workplace diversity. Her research is influenced by her experiences as a practitioner in personnel selection, assessment and training. Annemarie is also Programme Director of the Psychology bachelor programme at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Associate Editor for the European Journal of Psychological Assessment. She was elected in the EAWOP Executive Committee in May 2017.

David Holman, General Secretary
Professor of Organisational Psychology
Alliance Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

David Holman is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Head of the Organisational Psychology Group at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.  His research interests include job design, job redesign interventions, the organisational and institutional influences on job design, as well as emotion regulation in the workplace.  David’s work has been published across a range of journals (e.g., Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies) and he has received best paper awards in Human Relations and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology for his work on job quality and job redesign interventions.


Dragos Iliescu, Treasurer
Professor of Work & Organizational Psychology
University of Bucharest
Sos Panduri 90, 050663 Bucharest, Romania

Dragos Iliescu is a Professor of Psychology with the University of Bucharest. He has been active as a consultant for the past 20 years, being involved in and having led important projects related to tests, testing and assessment (among them more than 100 test adaptation projects), mainly in South-Eastern Europe, but also in South-East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. He has served in various capacities for a number of national and international professional associations; among others he is the immediate Past-President (2016-2018) of the International Test Commission (ITC). He is an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, and the author of over 100 scientific papers, book chapters and books, among them the co-Editor of the acclaimed ITC International Handbook of Testing and Assessment, published in 2016 by Oxford University Press, and the author of an important monography (Adapting tests in linguistic and cultural situations) published with Cambridge University Press. His research interests group around two domains: (1) psychometrics: psychological and educational assessment, tests and testing (with an important cross-cultural component), and (2) applied psychology, especially work, industrial and organizational psychology (with an important focus on occupational health and wellbeing).



Deirdre O'Shea
Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Psychology
Department of Work and Employment Studies
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick

Dr Deirdre O'Shea, F.Ps.S.I., C.Psychol.Ps.S.I., is Senior Lecturer and Director of Accreditations at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. She is a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a chartered work and organisational psychologist. Deirdre's research interests include: psychological resource-based interventions, self-regulation, work motivation, emotions and emotion regulation, trust, proactive behaviour, occupational health psychology, and voice and silence in the workplace, amongst others. She has published her research in the EAWOP journals, as well as others such as: the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Work and Stress. Deirdre is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Behaviour and the Journal of Personnel Psychology. She is a member of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology since January 2022.

Michela Cortini, Constituent liaison, WorkLab, Europsy
Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology
University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti – Pescara (ITALY)
Via dei Vestini, 31
66013 Chieti Scalo (ITALY)

Prof. Michela Cortini is the head of the Business Psychology Lab at the University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti – Pescara (Italy) where she coordinates the Bachelor degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques. She teaches Work and Organizational Psychology and Team Performance Management. Her main research interests concern research methodology (in particular the triangulation of methods), HR management and organizational communication and learning. Michela is an active member of the Italian Association of Psychology and of the European Network of Selection Researchers (ENESER). She was elected in the EAWOP Executive Committee in May 2019.

Eva Derous

Associate Professor Personnel Psychology
Vocational and Personnel Psychology Lab
Department of Work, Organization and Society
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Eva Derous is an Associate Professor and Head of the Vocational and Personnel Psychology Lab at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University (Belgium). She received her PhD from the KU Leuven (Belgium), worked at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and is a Fulbright alumnus (Michigan State University, USA). Eva investigates topics in recruitment and selection, cross-cultural psychology, and personnel decision-making (like hiring discrimination). She published in journals such as Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Eva regularly advises organizations and is a member of several advisory boards on recruitment and selection.

Ana Hernandez
Associate Professor
Department of Methodology of Behavioural Sciences and Research Institute of Personnel Psychology Organisational Development and Quality of Working Life
Faculty of Psychology
University of Valencia
Av. Basco Ibanez, 21. 46010 Valencia (Spain)

Ana Hernandez is an associate professor at the University of Valencia (Spain). She has a double affiliation with the department of Methodology, and the Research Institute for Personnel Psychology, Organizational Development, and Quality of Working Life (IDOCAL).
Her main research interests in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP) are related to team climate, leadership, well-being at the workplace and job quality. She has recently published on these topics in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology and Journal of Vocational Behavior, among others. She is consulting editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and has acted as ad-hoc reviewer for other top journals in the field. She has also co-led granted research projects on overqualification and job quality and has been member of the Test User Accreditation Committee of the EFPA that approved the accreditation criteria for test users in Work and Organizational contexts.
Her methodological research interests have to do with advanced research methods such as Multilevel Models and Structural Equation Models, and with the validity of psychological measurement instruments, particularly in organizational contexts. She has published about these topics in journals such as Multivariate Behavioral Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Structural Equation Modeling, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Organizational Research Methods. Since March 2021, she coordinates the test commission of the Spanish Psychological Association and represents this association in the EFPA (European Federation of Psychological Associations) Board of Assessment. She is current secretary of the executive committees of AEMCCO (Spanish Association of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences), and the EAM (European Association of Methodology).