Andre Bussing Memorial Prize
The Andre Bussing Memorial Prize was introduced following the untimely death of Academy Vice President, Andre Bussing, in 2003. Andre was a long standing supporter of the Academy and since its inception expressed a heartfelt desire to see the discipline of occupational health psychology prosper. To recognise Andre’s contribution, the Executive Committee of the Academy introduced a prize in his honour to be awarded biennially. The prize recognises high quality research by an early career researcher.
The Award is open to any early career researcher (eight years from completion of PhD or equivalent - at the point of presentation) who feels their work has, or will, make a considerable contribution to the field of occupational health psychology who submits a paper to the EAOHP Conference may apply to be considered for the prize. The candidate must be the lead author and the work primarily his or her own and present at the conference in Athens.
Free attendance at the EAOHP 2018 conference plus a cash award of 250 Euros.
Two members of the Academy’s Executive Committee will attend each candidate’s presentation. Decision criteria include:
1. Is the work largely the candidate’s own?
2. Is the work of exceptional quality in terms of research methodology,
3. Does the work offer new insight into an area of occupational health psychology, or does the line of work offer considerable promise for the future?
4. Presentation style (including quality and use of PowerPoint)
Committee members will arrive at a judgement on the last day of conference and the Award will be made in the closing ceremony.
AWARD RECIPIENTS TO DATE
2004: Annet de Lange, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 'Does the relation between work characteristics and activation-related health outcomes differ as a function of age?'
2006: Nele De Cuyper, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium: 'Attitudinal effects of job insecurity and employability among temporary and permanent workers'.
2008: Lieke ten Brummelhuis, Utrecht University, The Netherlands: 'Copying co-workers’ sickness absence in teams'.
2010: Kathryn Page, Monash University, Australia: 'The working for wellness program: Evaluation of an evidence-based employee well-being program using RCT'.
2012: Verena C. Hahn, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany: 'The role of partners for employees' psychological detachment from work and well-being'.
2014: Anne Mäkikangas, University of Jyväskylä, Finland: 'Occupational Well-being Profiles and Personality: A Person-centered Approach to 17-Year Longitudinal Data'.
2016: Laurenz Meier, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland: "Do Deteriorations in Work Conditions Have Stronger Effects Than Equivalent Improvements? Results from Two Longitudinal Studies"
Eligible candidates should submit an abstract through the call for papers link and indicate on STEP 3 of the submission process that they wish to be considered for the Award and send their CV including list of publications and academic qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.