Wilmar Schaufeli




● 2002 Licensed Occupational Health Psychologist (‘Psycholoog van Arbeid en Gezondheid’)

● 1999 State licensed (# 19049726925) Health Care Psychologist (‘Gezondheidszorgpsycholoog’)

● 1988 Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Groningen University, The Netherlands. Title: “Unemployment and Psychological Health: An Investigation among Dutch Professionals”

● 1986 Clinical Psychology Licensure

● 1978 Master degree in Psychology, Groningen University, The Netherlands



● 2014-present
Distinguished Research Professor at Leuven University, Belgium.

● 1994-present
Full Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

● 2004-present
Visiting Professor at the School of  Business and Economics of Loughborough University, Leicestershire (UK)

● 2003-present
Visiting Professor at  Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain)

● 2012-2013
Scientific Research Director at ArboNed, Utrecht, The Netherlands

● 2007-2011
Senior consultant at Schouten & Nelissen Inzicht, Zaltbommel, The Netherlands

● 2000-2005
Scientific Director of the National Research Institute ”Psychology and Health

● 1988-1994
Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

● 1985-1988
Fellow of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

● 1978-1988
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Professional affiliations

●   American Psychological Association (APA)

●   Dutch Association of Organizational Psychological Researchers (WAOP)
▪ 1997-2001: Chairman

●  Dutch Psychological Association (NIP)
▪  1993-present: Board member of the Division “Occupational Health Psychology”

●  European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
▪ 1999-2005: Executive committee member and treasurer

●  International Committee of Occupational Health (ICOH)

●  European Network of Organizational Psychologists (ENOP)

●  International Association of Stress Management (ISMA)

●  Academy of Management (AOM)

●  European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP)


Editorial responsibilities


● 1985-1989:      Pychologie en Maatschappij [Psychology and Society]

● 1989-1999:      Netherlands Journal of Psychology

● 1992-2000:     Gedrag & Organisatie [Behavior & Organization]

● 1994-2000:     Work & Stress

● 1998-2011:     Organizational Psychology and Health Care (Book series editor)


Journal Editorial Boards

● 1999-2009:       Netherlands Journal of Psychology

● 1998-present:   European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

● 2000-present:   Work & Stress

● 2000-present:   Gedrag & Organisatie [Behavior & Organization]

● 2000-present:   The International Review of Management Studies

● 2004-present:   Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

● 2005-present:   International Journal of Stress Management

● 2005-present:   Journal of Management

● 2006-present:   Applied Psychology: An International Review

● 2007-present:  Journal of Managerial Psychology

● 2007-present:  Career Development International

● 2009-present:  Revista de Psicologia Social

● 2015-present:  De Psycholoog


Awards and distinctions

●   Listed as second most productive Dutch psychology professor out of 129 during the period 1993-1995 in a article by the “Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Psychologie” (1998).

●   Work Wellness Award from North West University, South Africa, which “recognizes the scientific contributions of Professor W.B. Schaufeli to the development of the field of  Work Wellness in South Africa”.

●   Fellowship of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology,  “in recognition of his outstanding career contribution to occupational health psychology” (Rome, 2010).

●   Ranked #22 as most influential scholar in the field of management

●   Highly Cited Researcher 2013 in the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential  Scientific Minds” that includes 3215 scientists with publications that belong to the top 1 percent of most cited papers in the field.

●   Jorna Rantanen Award 2014 for “his outstanding contribution to worker’s health and well-being” Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

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