On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GOHWP), welcome to our new website! Over the past several years Massey University and Dr. Stuart Carr have generously hosted our website and we thank them for all of their help. With the launching of this new website we take another exciting step forward in being able to better develop, support, and promote the field of humanitarian work psychology and its participants.

Our new website has a number of additional features including this blog – from which we will we will be making regular updates about interesting goings-on in our field. We encourage everyone to respond and engage with these posts. As throughout our entire network, please ensure that your communications are respectful and are not used for private solicitation.

In addition to the blog, we will also be launching a public forum and a private forum for our members. These forums will be a great way for our members and everyone interested in HWP to communicate and collaborate on a number of issues. More to come on this soon!

Finally, our new website also features a growing list of HWP-related resources – currently including organisations and publications related to the field. Please let us know if you think we should add something to this list – you can do so by e-mailing our Programmatic Coordinator at In the future, we plan to feature HWP-related conferences and events, and career, research, and scholastic opportunities.

We welcome and encourage your feedback on how to improve this site and your ideas about how we can best support the field of HWP and those engaged in deliberate and organised efforts to enhance human welfare! For general feedback on the site, please e-mail our Communications Coordinator at

Ishbel McWha

Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology