Posted by Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work |

Dear colleague,


It is our pleasure to invite you to the 1st Conference of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work. This conference with the theme “Macro to Micro Perspectives on Healthy Vital Work in the Asia Pacific” will be held from 29-30 November 2018 in New Zealand at the Albany campus, Massey University.

The programme will include keynotes from:

Dr Rokho Kim, World Health Organization | Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Prof. Christian Dormann, Gutenberg School of Management & Economics, University of Mainz, Germany

Prof. Maureen Dollard, Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety, University of South Australia

Assoc Prof. Aditya Jain, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom


We are currently calling for abstract from the following topic areas:

- Psychosocial factors at work and their relationship with productivity and health

- Psychosocial factors at work in developing countries

- Integrative and interdisciplinary approaches

- Best practice psychosocial risk prevention and hazard management strategies, interventions and evaluation

- Job strain and cardiovascular disease

- Organisational factors that promote positive wellbeing

- Managing workers with chronic health disorders and mental health issues

- Focus on industries/occupations at risk e.g. health workers

- Influence of macro-level factors and social inequality on worker health

- Economic and productivity benefits of psychological safety at work

- Multilevel work stress theories and research

National and international comparative work

- Worker health: From research to practice

- ‘Hot topics’ such as workplace bullying, sickness absence, aging workforce, unemployment, retrenchment, precarious employment, work-life balance

Please submit your abstract to:

Some important dates are as follows:

Deadline for abstract submission

25th June

Abstract acceptance

31st July 

Registration deadline

Early bird: 1st July


Close: 1st Aug

We welcome your participation and looking forward to receive your abstract.

Best regards,
Assoc Prof Awang Idris University of Malaya President
Prof Maureen Dollard, University of South Australia, Past President