Division of Occupational Psychology


Occupational Psychology is the application of the science of psychology to work.

Occupational psychologists use psychological theories and approaches to deliver tangible benefits by enhancing the effectiveness of organisations and developing the performance, motivation and wellbeing of people in the workplace.

Occupational psychologists develop, apply and evaluate a range of tools and interventions across many different areas of the workplace, including:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Learning, training and development
  • Wellbeing at work
  • Work design, organisational change and development
  • Leadership, motivation and engagement

Careers advice and information

More information on becoming an Occupational Psychologist is available through the Society's career pages

We have also produced a short booklet that includes profiles from practising occupational psychologists, in which they explain what they do.