About the Conference

The IWP International Conference 2018 will take place at Sheffield University Management School between the 19th and 21st June.

Hosted by the Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University Management School, the biennial conference is now in its sixth year. Each past event has welcomed over 150 delegates from across 36 countries.

Our internationally recognised conference focuses on sharing research and theoretical contributions from all areas of work and organisational psychology, with particular focus on the areas of work, wellbeing and performance. We invite high quality submissions in all areas of work, applied social, organisational, industrial, occupational and vocational psychology and in the related fields of organisational behaviour and human resource management.

We pride ourselves on creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which allows many of our friends and colleagues from across our discipline and related areas to come together to network, share and develop high quality research, as well as allowing them to develop new research projects and find new collaborative partners.


Programme Outline

As in previous years, there will be a full programme of events including:


Tuesday 19th June 2018
10:00 – 17:00 PECE event
17:30 – 18:00 Welcome drinks
18:00 – 19:30 Opening ceremony and panel discussion
From 19:30 Yorkshire buffet and drinks
Wednesday 20th June 2018
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote 1 Prof Nelarine Cornelius
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Paper presentations and symposia
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Poster presentations
13:30 – 14:30 Paper presentations and symposia
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 Paper presentations and symposia
16:45 – 17:45 Keynote 2 Prof Sally Maitlis
17:45 – 19:30 Break
From 19:30 Conference dinner and evening event at Kelham Island Museum
Thursday 21st June 2018
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote 3 Prof Tim Judge
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Paper presentations and symposia
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Poster presentations
13:30 – 14:30 Paper presentations
14:45 – 15:45 Keynote 4 Prof Kevin Kelloway
15:45 – 16:00 Closing ceremony and best paper and symposium awards
16:00 End of conference


Important Dates

Paper submissions open: 9th October 2017

Deadline for paper submission: 22nd December 2017

Notification of paper acceptance: 1st March 2018

Registration for the conference opens Immediately after paper acceptance

Deadline for early bird conference registration: 13th April 2018

Deadline for all conference registration: 12th June 2018



The conference will be held at Sheffield University Management School, which is located near Sheffield city centre, with good connections from the train station and many hotels. A list of events and places of interest in Sheffield can be found on this website http://www.ourfaveplaces.co.uk/events/. It is also only a short bus journey to the gorgeous Peak District National Park. Sheffield’s central location also makes it particularly accessible, with easy access to the Eurostar and all major UK airports.



We are holding a number of rooms at Endcliffe Village for delegtes to book whilst here for the conference over the 3 days (19th / 20th / 21st ). (Please quote IWP Conference 2018 when booking.)


The Jonas Hotel: £55.00 per person per night


E: hello@jonashotel.co.uk

T: 0114 222 8816


Student Accommodation: £40.00 per person per night


Using promotional codeKX59697


Submissions & Registrations

Submissions for the conference are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We will be notifiying you of our decisions by 1st of March 2018

Registration will open following notification of paper acceptance.


Registration Fees

Early bird rates (Early Bird registration closes 13th April 2018)

Early bird 2-day rate: £385

Early bird 2-day rate (student and sponsored): £175

Early bird 1-day rate: £225


Late registration rates

2-day rate (late registration): £460

2-day rate (late registration, student and sponsored): £250

1-day rate (late registration): £290