The Centre for Organizational Health & Development was originally established in 1988, in the Department of Psychology of the University of Nottingham, from a merger of the Stress Research Group and the Employment Studies Research Group. On the basis of its research programme, its international contribution, and developing postgraduate portfolio in occupational health psychology, the COHD was designated a Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health by the World Health Organization in 1994.
In 1999, the COHD merged with the Centre for Health Services Management, in the Nottingham University Business School to form the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (I-WHO). I-WHO was subsequently granted equivalent status to a school, within the Faculty of Social Sciences, in 2002. In 2010, in a re-organisation of the University's schools and related units, the Institute was merged into the School of Community Health Sciences, and subsequently into the School of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences. Although I-WHO ceased to exist soon after, the COHD was re-established in 2011 in order to preserve our long standing work in occupational health and in occupational psychology.
Watch this space for our 30th celebration!
Posted on Thursday 22nd March 2018