Brouwers (PhD) is currently a Senior Lecturer of Work and Organisational Psychology at the North-West University in South Africa (PC). She is also the programme leader for Research at the School for Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management. Academically she has completed a Doctorate degree in the field of Industrial Psychology, specialising in the work-family interface. Marissa also holds a Master of Arts, an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology, an BPsyc degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, which were obtained from the North-West University (all cum laude) at the top of her class. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a psychologist (category: Industrial). Marissa is also registered as a member with the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) and registered as a Charted HR professional – Generalist with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). She has been part of the SIOPSA North-West Regional Branch Committee for 5 years and served as Branch Chair for 3 years. In July 2018 Marissa was successfully elected into the role as SIOPSA President-elect. Marissa has extensive experience within the tertiary education environment (as lecturer, researcher and community work). She has published articles (on topics such as work-family interface, conflict management and organisational culture) in various scientific journals and presented at various national and international accredited conferences. Marissa’s research interests lie within the work-family interface, flourishing, organisational well-being, toxic leadership and toxic work environments. She also has experience within private and public sectors as consultant. Marissa has a great passion for the profession and also specifically for developing students and emerging I/O Psychologists.
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