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COVID-19 Resources

In these trying times, we all have a part to play in helping our country and society overcome the global pandemic that is COVID-19. The socio-economic impact of this disease can be significant and rapidly-changing. SIOPA aims to develop this page as a resource and directory for individuals, leaders, Industrial/Organisational ("I/O") Psychology professionals, and organisations to address the psychological elements of COVID-19, and help set us up for success.

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Member Resource: An Video Interview with Barry Bloch

SIOPA committee member Michelle Stephenson has an insightful discussion with Barry Bloch about the crucial role of organisational psychologists in supporting organisations during these uncertain times.

SIOPA Members can watch the full 20-minute video here

Why Join SIOPA?

Join SIOPA today to be a part of the Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology community in Australia. As a member you will receive discounts to events and webinars, as well as access to member-only content including research, supervision resources, job and placement opportunities and regular updates on SIOP activities and conferences in North America.

Membership and benefit levels are open to Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology practitioners, researchers, and anyone working in, or interested in the areas of I/O Psychology, such as human resources, business leadership, psychometrics, change management and culture development.

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Principal Member

Are you an endorsed Organisational Psychologist or someone who has significant experience in this field? Are you a board-approved supervisor or someone who contributes to the development of early career professionals?

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Do you have a PhD/Masters of Industrial and Organisational Psychology degree or equivalent or currently working in the discipline of I/O Psychology?

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Currently studying Psychology or Industrial/ Organisational Psychology? Want to meet people working in the industry? OR just want find out more and stay informed about the latest industry trends?

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Professional Affiliate

Do you have an interest in the discipline of I/O Psychology and its applications, but are not necessarily an Organisational Psychologist?

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Understanding the Paradoxes of COVID-19 through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Covid-19, the current pandemic virus, has attacked humanity on two fronts, health and the economy. It is both global and intensely personal. IO psychology, which concerns itself with both human psychology and organisational behaviour, is well-positioned to offer insights to assist understanding and guide practical steps to optimise our response.

Organisational Psychologist and SIOPA Board Member explains in our latest Thought Leadership Article

Org Think

Org Think is an interview blog series by SIOPA where we explore Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology concepts and practices from different perspectives.

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SIOPA is a strong advocate for Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology on matters that affect the profession.

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We are delighted to announce we have recently joined the Alliance for Organizational Psychology as a Network Partner, as part of their 2020 “Big Tent” initiative.


SIOPA Vice President and Organisational Psychologist listed as a finalist in CME awards

Dr Ali Burston, Organisational Psychologist, SIOPA Vice President, and Managing Director of Perth-based consulting firm Metisphere, has been listed as a finalist for The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia’s Outstanding Woman in Resources award.


SIOPA Governing Bodies

Did You Know? Governing Bodies

Governing bodies make decisions that impact on the profession and serve as regulatory authorities.

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Letter from the President: SIOPA 2019 Highlights

SIOPA President Justine McGillivray looks back at SIOPA’s achievements so far.

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