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ICOH Congress 2014


The University of South Australia is excited to host the 2014 Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health – Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors

UniSA’s Centre for Applied Psychology Research is hosting the International Commission on Occupational Health’s annual congress. The congress will discuss Worker health: A basic human right for all, and will feature leading International and Australian experts.

Event details:

Date: 17 – 19 September 2014
Time: 8.30am
Foyer F
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Access map here
Cost: To be confirmed

Congress themes:

The congress will explore a number of themes including:

  • Psychosocial factors at work and their relationship with productivity and health
  • Psychosocial research in developing countries
  • Integrative and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Prevention and interventions for workers at risk 
  • Hot topics’ such as workplace bullying, sickness absence, aging workforce
  • Organisational factors that promote wellbeing
  • Managing workers with chronic health disorders and mental health issues
  • Focus on industries/occupations at risk e.g. health workers
  • Worker health: From research to practice.

Key congress speaker:

Professor Robert Karasek, Professor of Work Environment, School of Health & Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • Professor Norito Kawakami, Department of Mental Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
  • Associate Professor Stavroula Leka, Institute of Work, Health & Organisations, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Sharon Parker, Winthrop Professor, Business School, University of Western Australia


The congress will include both keynote speakers and workshops, allowing for wide-spread discussion and debate on the topic of worker health and wellbeing.

For more information and to register your interest visit