Division of Occupational Psychology



The Annual General Meeting of the Division of Occupational Psychology will be held on Wednesday 9 January 2019, 6:00 PM at Cornwall Room, Crowne Plaza Chester, Trinity St, Chester CH1 2BD.


The AGM agenda and reports can be found by clicking here

If you have any queries regarding the AGM, please email 
Member Network Services.


The DOP Awards are now open to find out more information click here!

The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) promotes the professional interests of occupational psychologists.

We aim to develop psychology as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.

We support our members by providing training and advice, by holding regular events, and by keeping members up to date with the latest divisional news.

You can find information here about current initiatives by the Division and documents which we hope you will find useful. 

Members can sign in to access a publication and resources area which includes a number of white papers and videos.

Non –members can access some of these documents through the relevant working group, for example the Standard for the Design and Development of Assessment Centres can be found under Working Group / Assessment Centre Standards.

For psychological assessments relating to neuro-diversity, please go to Working Groups / Neuro-diversity and Employment.

As the Division continues to develop and grow over the next two years, so too will these pages. We hope you will visit back again to explore updates and changes. For example, we will be reporting back on progress we have made in relation to the Strategic Plan and new projects and initiatives.



My name is Julie Freeborn, I was elected as the Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)  in January 2017.

Prior to being the Chair of the DOP, I have held a number of  roles within the society, including Chair of the BPS North East of England Branch (NEEB) from 2014-2016. In my current role, I also sit on the Professional Practice Board and represent Divisions on the Society Review Group.

Professionally, I am an HCPC registered Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the Society.

I work as an independent practitioner and have experience in assessment, training, well-being and inclusion. My interests include neuro-diversity, and I am part of a working group to establish standards for conducting Needs Assessments. I am also a mindfulness practitioner and am interested in how this can aid both resilience and concentration.

I have previously worked overseas in Japan, the United States, Czech Republic and United Arab Emirates.  I am a supervisor and assessor for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology.

From next January, Jon Cox will be taking over as Chair and we are working together to ensure a smooth transition for the profession.

If you  have a question about your membership or require information on careers etc, please contact the BPS directly at [email protected]. They are best placed to answer your question.

If you would like to get in touch and let me know what would interest and excite you in relation to broader issues in Occupational Psychology, please email: [email protected]

If you are interested in volunteering for the DOP, please email: [email protected].




The Conference Working Group organises the Division's Annual Conference.  

Working group members

  • Fiona Beddoes-Jones (Acting Convener)
  • Lauren Beaumont
  • Grace Kulubya
  • Shyam Morjaria
  • Ingrid Covington, CPD Group Chair
  • Mandy Hemsill, BPS Conferences
  • Hollie Etheridge BPS Conferences