Division of Work and Organisational Psychology

There are two types of membership. Please read each one carefully so you know which to pick when applying below. 

Associate Membership – Applicants who are studying, or have completed a relevant postgraduate course recognised by the Division, or, are a graduate PSI member with two years of relevant work experience recognised by the Division.


Full Membership - Applicants who are graduate members of the PSI, and have completed a recognised course of postgraduate study, and have three year’s work experience recognised by the Division.

Please DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE the application form, which you will find at the footer of this screen.

Please ATTACH THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM to this online application BEFORE you click JOIN

Who we are: Aims and Objectives

The mission of the Division of Work and Organisational Psychology is to:

  • Promote high standards of professionalism among members
  • Raise the professional profile of work and organisational psychology amongst individuals and organisations
  • Contribute to the ethos of continuous professional development (Learning Events) in PSI
  • Promote and encourage scientific research in work and organisational psychology
  • Collaborate with other national and international bodies for the development of the field

Contact the Committee:



Twitter: @dwopireland


PSI DWOP Peter Saville Award for Advances in Organisational Psychology

In 2020, DWOP was delighted to announce the launch of the PSI DWOP Peter Saville Award for Advances in Organisational Psychology. The 2020 Award winner was Nuala Whelan.

The Award will be made on five occasions and presented to an individual judged by the DWOP Judging Panel to have made a significant contribution to the field of Organisational Psychology. This contribution will be evidenced by the submission of a paper reporting new research findings and delivery of a presentation at the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Annual Conference. The paper may be submitted to the PSI either as a stand-alone ‘Individual Paper’ or as part of a ‘Symposium’. The deadline for online submission of abstracts for the PSI Conference will apply as the Award deadline each year so eligible candidates should make themselves aware of dates outlined for submission of abstracts. The deadline for the 2021 submission of abstracts is 11 June 2021.

Click here for the Peter Saville Award Guidelines or download directly from the bottom of this page.


DWOP submission to Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation on Public Consultation on Remote Working 

In August 2020, DWOP made a submission to the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation on the public consultation on remote working. You can read the submission here.



Teresa Tarpey


Marie Loughman

Chair Elect & Secretary

Kevin Silke


Kathleen Halligan & Dr. Lisa van der Werff

Membership Secretary

Ian Croxon & Marc Sweeney

Continued Professional Development (CPD) Secretary

Anna Connolly & Padraig Neary

Communications & Social Media Secretary

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