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IAWBH2020 12th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Developing an Oasis of Workplace Bullying Knowledge and Practice: People, Places, and Perspectives

Dubai, UAE – 8 to 11 June 2020

Conference Details

IAWBH2020 in 2021 Virtual International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Developing an Oasis of Workplace Bullying Knowledge and Practice: People, Places, and Perspectives
Hosted online by University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE

12 - 14 April 2021

Conference Details

Conference Themes - Revised

The purpose of the conference is to identify where inadequacies and smokescreens exist in global policy versus organisational policy and action, and work toward developing strategies to safeguard our global workforces. In a complex, multi-national environment, it is important to consider the impact on not only employees as targets, perpetrators, and witnesses but also the cultural views of organisations and the regions in which they operate.

If your paper was accepted for the 2020 conference, it is accepted for the 2021 virtual event. You should have received an email from the conference organisers asking you to confirm attendance; if you have not received this message, contact [email protected].

We welcome submissions for oral presentations and posters, full papers, workshops, and invited symposia proposals within the following themes:

  1. Prevention and Intervention 
  2. Legislation and Compensation
  3. Work Environment 
  4. Identifying and Measuring 
  5. Risk Factors 
  6. Health Effects and Rehabilitation 
  7. Role of Social Actors 
  8. Ethics
  9. Cyber Bullying 
  10. Coping 
  11. Multi-Cultural/International Contexts   
  12. Bystanders and Witnesses 
  13. Other areas
  14. Workshop

An additional theme has been added to examine the effects of the virus pandemic and we welcome submissions as shown below:

15. Covid-19 Pandemic

IAWBH2020 in 2021 Submission Guidelines



Keynote Speakers

Prof Premilla D’Cruz

Professor Premilla D'Cruz

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

Premilla D’Cruz holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She is currently Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. Together with Ernesto Noronha, Premilla has been researching the area of workplace bullying for over a decade and has covered various facets of the phenomenon through pioneering work which has extended the boundaries of our understanding. Premilla is Chief Co-Editor of the forthcoming Handbooks of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment (Volumes 1-4, Springer). In addition to two authored books on workplace bullying (Workplace Bullying in India [Routledge] and Depersonalized Bullying at Work [Springer]), Premilla has recently co-edited both a special issue of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (Emerald) on workplace bullying and a book titled Indian Perspectives on Workplace Bullying: A Decade of Insights (Springer). She has published numerous papers in reputed peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Information and Organization, Economic and Industrial Democracy and International Journal of Human Resource Management and made several international presentations on the topic. Premilla’s other research interests include emotions at work, self and identity at work, organizational control, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) and organizations. Premilla has been a visiting scholar at various European and Australian universities and a visiting lecturer at the ILR School, Cornell University, the USA. She has received multi-lateral and bi-lateral research grants, in addition to several awards for outstanding academic and research work throughout her student and professional career, including the VVEF Outstanding Researcher Award 2009 and 2017 at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Premilla has been President of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH) between 2016-2018, having earlier served as Secretary (2010-2016) and Special Interest Groups Coordinator (2008-2010). She is currently the section editor of Labour Relations and Business Ethics at the Journal of Business Ethics.

Catherine Mattice Zundel

Ms Catherine Mattice Zundel

MA, Coach and Consultant, USA

Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Founder & CEO of HR consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, Inc, and partners with her clients to help them create positive cultures. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, government agencies, large and small nonprofits, universities, healthcare, and a myriad of other industries. She has appeared in major U.S. news venues as an expert, including NPR, CNN, USA Today, Forbes, TIME, and more. Catherine has written three books on workplace bullying and has delivered keynotes at many HR conferences nationally. She is also one of the founders of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition, a U.S. nonprofit focused on education and legislation for workplace bullying. Her activities there facilitated her opportunity to build the anti-bullying template policy for all government agencies in the State of Tennessee, and build training slides for the California Assembly when they were reviewing AB2053, the law that requires abusive conduct be included in California’s mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.


Key Dates

Submissions Click here to submit your work
Sunday, 31 January 2021
– Extended to 7 February 2021
Deadline for new submissions
Sunday, 21 February 2021 Registration OPEN to register
Sunday, 28 February 2021 Submission Acceptance Confirmations Complete
Sunday, 28 February 2021
– Extended to 6 March 2021
Presenter Registration Closes
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 Delegate Registration Closes


Registration prices in Australian dollars*
Standard registration** AUD 200
Current Members*** AUD 95
Current Members from developing countries*** AUD 35
Current Members Unwaged*** AUD 35
Current Students Members*** Scholarships are available – see below for more details AUD 35
* Prices are inclusive of Australian GST and processing fees. Previously advertised USD prices will be charged in AUD for operational reasons.
** To become a member of IAWBH and receive the discounted rates, visit Membership – International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment (
*** If you need to retrieve your membership number, follow these instructions.

Student Scholarships

IAWBH is offering a limited number of scholarships to the 2021 Virtual conference for students. Students who are selected for the scholarship will be given a code to enter into the online registration form. Please do not register for the conference before hearing about your scholarship status.

Priority will be given to students who are members of IAWBH and students who are from developing countries.

To apply, please complete this application or use the link below.

If you have questions, please contact Susan Johnson at [email protected].

Application Deadline: extended to 7 March 2021

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