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Interest Group for Applied Organisational Neuroscience (IGAON)

Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa

Interest Group Overview

The Applied Organisational Neuroscience Interest Group aims to create an awareness of the nature, role and significance of studying and applying neuroscientific research findings to the field of IOP.  Also, to create opportunities for SIOPSA members and South African organisations to become informed and to gain competence in this field.  Prof Dirk Geldenhuys initiated the Interest Group in 2015.

Which field of psychology does the interest group target?

Organisational Psychology

Vision and Purpose

  • To act as a community of learning and practice for applied neuro-sciences adopting a science-practitioner stance
  • to provide opportunities for SIOPSA members (and other interested IOP consultants) to study, practice and share research findings in applied organisational neuroscience.
  • to present academic and theoretical conferences, practical workshops and discussion forums toward developing thought leadership in this field.

Strategic Objective

  • Growing the membership base of the Interest Group through social media
  • Crafting an IOP code of best practice for Applied Organisational Neuroscience
  • Continue hosting Applied Organisational Neuroscience Seminars – to broaden the scope and depth of practice
  • Presenting at the annual SIOPSA conference to equip IOPs to understand neuroscience's application in IOP.
  • Initiating and negotiating certified training in Applied Organisational Neuroscience with reputable lead bodies for SIOPSA

Committee Members

Ingra du Buisson-Narsai
Chair person
Jenny Venter
Rob Jardine
Busisiwe Mahlangu

Recent Achievements

  • Annual Seminars on Applied Organisational Neuroscience Research and Practice
  • Attendance and Presentation at the International Conference of Neuro-Psychotherapy
  • Collaborating with the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy.
  • Linking up with other similar organisations and institutes locally and internationally.
  • Various Workshops at SIOPSA conferences on Applied Neuroscience.
  • Breakfast sessions: A case for facilitating basic human needs

Joining this Interest Group

Who can join this interest group?

Any member of SIOPSA as written in the constitution is welcome to join the interest group.

Why Join (Benefits and Opportunities)?

Becoming a member of the AONS interest group is a great way to learn more about Applied Organisational Neuroscience within the community of I/O Psychologists and Neuroscientists and related professional groups.

How to Join

Members join by expressing interest to join the Interest Group, becoming part of the mailing list and events organised by the interest group. The process of joining an interest group is ratified by the SIOPSA office to ensure proper governance.  Contact info@siopsa.org.za.

To join the conversation contact us at SIOPSA@gmail.com


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