Aston Business School 

Work and Organisational Psychology Department 

The Work- and Organisational Psychology (WOP) Department  is centred in the Aston Business School. WOP is an intellectually exciting, creative and productive international research group, advancing understanding of social processes, people management, and organisational effectiveness, whilst also making a demonstrable difference to effective practice and policy in organisations. Our basic and applied research is highly recognized, both nationally and internationally. The tradition of research into organisational structures, climates, and performance continues under new leadership with basic and applied psychology as a core scientific basis. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of academic and research staff focused on generating and using cutting edge knowledge. 

Project lead: Dr. Wladislaw Rivkin
Visiting address:
Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET – UK


  • Dr. Wladislaw Rivkin
  • Prof. Nick Theodorakopoulos
  • Prof. Mark Hart 
  • Dr. Ioannis Kratsiotis

University of Wuppertal 

Work, Organizational and Business Psychology

The University of Wuppertal, located in North Rhine Westphalia in Germany, was founded in 1972 based on multiple educational institutes with a long tradition each.

The Chair Work, Organizational and Business Psychology as part of the faculty Economic Science and focuses on human behavior and experience in economic and organizational contexts. This field of Applied Psychology transfers findings from basic psychological research to phenomena in the world of work and business, develops its own models and theories to explain such phenomena, and shapes the transfer to other disciplines such as human resource management, marketing, occupational science and medicine. Within this scope of research, the chair deals with the subject areas of team control and development, prevention of stress and strain, as well as processes of motivation and self-control. In particular, these areas include the dynamics of regulatory performance processes within organizational units, intraindividual processes of stress management as well as individual mechanisms of autonomous self-regulation and voluntary self-control. Different research methods from experimental and field research are applied to answer these research questions.

Project lead: Prof. Stefan Diestel
Visiting address:
Gauss-Strasse 20, 42119 Wuppertal – Germany


  • Prof. Stefan Diestel 
  • Charlotte Hohnemann