Work, Stress & Health Conference Awards

  • Early Career Achievement Award
    This award honors young researchers and practitioners from around the world who have made exceptional early career contributions to the science and/or practice of occupational health psychology. Individuals from around the world who received doctoral degrees during and since 2007 are eligible for this award.

  • Lifetime Career Achievement Award
    This award honors researchers and practitioners whose careers are characterized by a series of distinguished contributions that have significantly advanced the field of occupational health psychology.

  • Best Journal of Occupational Health Psychology® Article Award
    This award recognizes the best article published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Articles published in 2013 and 2014 will be considered for the 2015 Conference award.

  • Best Intervention Competition
    This competition recognizes outstanding evaluations of "best interventions" that partner researchers with industry and/or labor to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses and to promote safety and health at work.

  • Best Student Research Competition
    This competition highlights outstanding contributions made by graduate students to the growing field of occupational health psychology.

  • Distinguished Contribution to Occupational Health Psychology Award
    This award honors individuals who have been critical to the inception of the field of occupational health psychology. Without their efforts, the field would not be where it is today.

Nature of the Awards

The awards include:

  1. recognition at the conference during Opening Plenary session of the Work, Stress and Health Conference;
  2. waived conference registration fees for winners of all awards and finalists for the competitions; and
  3. reimbursement for one night of lodging for the competition winners. 

Members of the Awards Committee

  • Vicki J. Magley, PhD, co-chair
    University of Connecticut

  • Naomi Swanson, PhD, co-chair

  • Ted Scharf, PhD

  • Joseph Hurrell, PhD, editor 
    Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

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