Fred Zijlstra is professor of Work and Organizational psychology at Maastricht University, and vice-Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is visiting professor at University of Surrey (UK). He is also President of the Dutch professional organization of W&O psychologists (NIP-A&O), and member of the General Board of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP).
His research interests are currently focusing on issues related to sustainable employment, both at the individual and team level. This entails topics such as ‘recovery after work’, ‘interruptions during workâ’, ‘job differentiation’, and at the team level: ‘rearranging work processes’, and shared mental models.