The Institute of Work Psychology’s world-leading research programme combines scientific quality with practical relevance.

In scientific terms the emphasis is on developing and testing theory about the effects of work on employee wellbeing and performance, and doing so using rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods, with particular emphasis being placed on the use of longitudinal and change studies.


The Institute of Work Psychology runs the established MSc in Occupational Psychology at Sheffield University Management School, which attracts a wide range of students from the UK and abroad who are passionate about achieving a career in fields such as business consultancy, human resource management or organisational research.

It also offers the MSc in Work Psychology for students without a BPS accredited undergraduate degree, and applies its expertise to the MSc in Leadership and Management.

News and Events

The Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2016 will be held on 21-23 June 2016. Held biennially, this globally-significant academic event continues to attract a high-calibre of speakers and attendees.

Recent Publications

The Institute of Work Psychology’s esteemed academic staff are regularly published in world-renowned research journals.