Prof Stuart Carr

Massey University, New Zealand

Stuart C. Carr is Professor of Psychology, Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Program, Massey University, New Zealand. Stuart co-facilitates the End Poverty and Inequality Cluster (EPIC), which includes a focus on transitions from precarious labor to decent work and living wages. Intersecting with EPIC is Project G.L.O.W. (for Global Living Organizational Wage), a multi-country, multi-generational, interdisciplinary study of the links between decent wages (in purchasing power parity), and sustainable livelihoods for the eradication of poverty – the primary UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG1). Stuart’s professional focus is Humanitarian Work Psychology, which has included a Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology, promoting Decent Work aligned with local stakeholder needs, in partnership with global development agencies. He was a lead investigator on Project ADDUP, a multi-country DFID/ESRC-funded study of pay and remuneration diversity between national and international labor in developing economies. Stuart is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPS). He is the coordinating Principal Investigator for a RSNZ Marsden Grant awarded to the New Zealand hubs in GLOW (2018). He is a previous Editor of the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, and presently Edits International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, which supports the SDGs.

Dr. Ashley K. Randall, PhD

Arizona State University, USA

Topic: "What do my emotions and stress have to do with us?" Understanding Stress as a Relational Construct

Dr. Ashley K. Randall, PhD is an Associate Professor in Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University, U.S.A. She obtained her PhD in Family Studies and Human Development in 2012 from the University of Arizona, and received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2007 to conduct research in Switzerland. Her research expertise include couples’ stress and interpersonal emotion regulation, and implications for individual and relational well-being. Dr. Randall is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the International Association for Relationship Research, and serves on the editorial board for Emotion, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and The Counseling Psychologist.

Prof. Robert AC Ruiter, Ph.D

Maastricht University, Netherland

Topic: Planned behavior change and the necessity to use theory and empirical evidence

Rob Ruiter is Professor of Applied Social Psychology and is the Vice-dean of Education at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. Rob received his Master's degree in Health Sciences in 1995 and his Ph.D. degree in the study of the effects of fear-arousing persuasive communications in 2000, both at Maastricht University.  His core research is on the design and testing of persuasive health messages, with a special interest in processes of attention, information processing, and attitude and behavior change.  Besides his experimental research work on persuasion, Rob is strongly involved in the systematic development, implementation and evaluation of behavior change programs in the domains of health and safety in low-, middle- and high-income countries. In my talk, I would like to point out the need for a systematic and theory- and evidence-based approach to the design of behavior change programs, as put forward by Intervention Mapping, which I will briefly introduce. In particular, I would like to stress the emphasis Intervention Mapping puts on using theory in all steps of intervention development, and to use theory correctly. I will demonstrate this by referring to the worldwide discussion on the use of graphic health warnings and other field examples from the domain of health promotion and behavior change interventions.