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5th International Seminar on Positive Occupational Health Psychology


Dublin, Ireland 7th-8th June 2012

1st Call for Abstracts

Following the success of previous seminars in Utrecht, Castellon, Trondheim and Lisbon we are pleased to invite you to Dublin, Ireland home of U2, Guinness and the literary genius of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde for the 5th International Seminar on Positive Occupational Health Psychology. The seminar will be hosted by Dublin City University Business School from the 7th to 8th of June, 2012.

This 2-day seminar will bring PhD students and junior researchers working in the field of positive occupational health psychology together in order to discuss the most recent theoretical and empirical advances in the field and to invite feedback on their own research from peers and leading experts in the field. Main themes covered will be as follows:  Work engagement, theoretical frameworks (e.g., job demands-resources theory), positive interventions at work, healthy and resilient organizations, critical views on the development of positive psychology, and occupational health psychology methodological research. The schedule will include interactive presentations by key note speakers, student presentations, and a traditional Irish social evening of food, dancing and music in the highest pub in Ireland (  

We are proud to announce the following keynote speakers for the seminar:

  • Prof. Dr. Arnold Bakker, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Demerouti, University of Technology Eindhoven
  • Prof. Dr. Wilmar Schaufeli, Utrecht University

The meeting will take place in Dublin, a vibrant and charming city on the east coast of Ireland, which can be easily reached via plane. Accommodation will be made available on campus of Dublin City University for a discounted fee and the city centre with its sightseeing attractions can be easily accessed via bus (

Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted as a Word or .pdf email attachment to Abstracts can include either theory development or research findings. The closing date for the submission of abstracts is March 16th. Deadline for registration is April 13th.

More detailed information and a 2nd call for abstracts will be circulated soon.

Organizer: Dublin City University Business School
Contact persons: Sarah-Jane Cullinane ( and Janine Bosak (