Luminita Patras, Ph.D.s

   University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 

    Coming originally from Romania, Luminita has been studying and working in 4 European Countries. She   holds a Bsc in Business Administration and a BA in Psychology and she graduated an Erasmus Mundus  Master in Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology. Currently she is a PhD student at the University  of Valencia, her research being focused on the effects of the emotional labor and wellbeing beliefs  (hedonism and eudaimonia) on employee wellbeing. She has been active in different international  association and projects and she strongly believes in IAAP as an incredible opportunity for all students in  psychology around the world. Looking forward, her vision for Division 15 is growth both internally amongst  members, services and events, and externally by creating new networks and new partnerships and  reaching as many students as possible. 





Joaquina Abélard

Social and Work Psychology, University of Nantes, Nantes, France

After studying international business, Joaquina decided to become a work psychologist. After a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she has now just finished her master’s degree in Social and Work Psychology at the University of Nantes. Her research topics are work satisfaction and presenteeism. She speaks fluently several languages and loves to connect with people from all over the world.




Joana K. Q. Katter

Social and Personality Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Joana K. Q. Katter is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Social and Personality Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on stress and coping, with a particular interest in understanding economic stress. Her dissertation project examines how psychological factors influence gambling behaviour. In addition to being an executive member of Division 15 for the past 4 years, she also recently became a Member-at-Large of IAAP's Board of Directors.