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. Ioannis Kratsiotis
Visiting address:
Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET – UK


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

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

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity Business School

Trinity College Dublin founded in 1592, is the oldest and highest ranked university in Dublin, Ireland. Reputed for high-quality education and pioneering research.

Business is a long-established discipline in Trinity, one of the earliest recognitions among Irish and British universities from a School of Commerce to a Business School. Followed quickly by the launch of one of the three original European MBA programs.

With a broad vision and institutional strategy to grow the Business School into a world-class building, financially approved, this strategy has involved the development of new undergraduate degrees and MSc portfolios, delivery forms for the MBA and flexible education. Further deepening and broadening research activity with highly ranked international journal publications, parallel with real-world relevant research and thought leadership which addresses major research themes/questions relevant for business, society, and public policy.

Trinity is entrusted by national and regional government to develop and implement innovation support programs for SMEs. Thus, with the establishment of innovative and successful educations, training programs and successful start-ups.

Project lead: Dr. Wladislaw Rivkin
Visiting address: 
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland