The Organizers

Edina Doci is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Organization of the School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research and teaching focuses on diversity, inequalities at the workplace, and responsible leadership. She is co-founding member of the Future of Work and Organizational Psychology network, and has been working with the FoWOP community in recent years towards creating healthier, more inclusive academic workplaces and (societally) relevant WOP research. This meeting will be the next, formative milestone in FoWOP’s work, and a wonderful opportunity for community building and enjoying the company of like-minded academics.

Dieu Hack-Polay an Associate Professor in Organisational Studies at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has a wealth of experience as a practitioner and an academic. He has published in numerous international journals and worked for several universities internationally. He has extensive first-hand experience working on several national and regional projects.

Jennifer Pickett is a post-doctoral researcher in the Work and Organizational Psychology research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Her focus is on personality dynamics, maritime psychology and the psychological effects of environmental and occupational stressors and uplifts of working in extreme environments. Her aspirations for the FOWOP are threefold: Become a more critical researcher by exploring and promoting multiplicity in methods, connect with others who share these values and foster wellbeing in academia. 

Zoe Sanderson is a doctoral researcher from the University of Bristol, UK.  Her work sits at the intersection of organizational psychology and critical management studies.  Through FOWOP she has found others who are also working towards creating more critical perspectives in organizational psychology, and the event in Brussels will be important in catalysing and cohering the development of this stream of work.  It will also be an opportunity to connect with colleagues who share similar values and vision for change, which is beneficial both to us and the field as a whole.

Joanna Sosnowska is an Assistant Professor in the Leadership and Management section of Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her expertise focuses on dynamics of personality at work, as well as employees’ performance and well-being. To her, this meeting is an opportunity for a collective action that can bring positive change in the academia. 

Tim Vantilborgh is an Associate Professor in the Work and Organizational Psychology research unit at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. His work focuses on psychological contracts and temporal dynamics of workplace phenomena, but he is also interested in the search for substantive-methodological synergy and the adoption of open science practices in academia. He believes that FOWOP can help to improve the rigor of our research and make academia a healthier environment, by offering a platform where people can share experiences, discuss problems, and reflect on solutions, while taking into account the notion that many of the problems that we face are complex and systemic. In particular, the FOWOP meeting in Brussels will be exciting as it focuses on developing practical solutions that can help academics to improve their research practices and to create interventions that can be used to improve academic wellbeing.