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Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology, Management, University of Sussex

I am a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist (BPS and HCPC) and Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Organizational Psychology. I am course director for the MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology joint programme, run by the Business School and School of Psychology.

My research interest is in understanding how people's work email activity impacts (and is impacted by) their resources, goals, well-being and individual differences (specifically relating to personality). I am co-Head of the Data Observatory and Blogs stream, and co-Head of the Mid and Early Career Researcher development scheme, at the ESRC DigIT research centre (https://digit-research.org). I am also founding Director of agiLab - a collaboration with the NHS, investigating research and best practice in agile working (https://agiLab.org.uk). I disseminate my research in high impact journals, peer-reviewed conferences, practitioner publications and policy documents, along with other media outlets. My work has been funded by the ESRC, Acas, the NHS, Richard Benjamin Trust, and private bodies. I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JOOP) and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB); I was awarded JOB 'Best Reviewer' in 2020. I regularly review for other CABS journals (notably Information Systems Journal and Computers in Human Behavior). I currently supervise 4 PhD students in the field of well-being at work, and am always interested to hear from other high-calibre applicants.

My teaching expertise is in selection and development, well-being and individual differences at work. My degrees are in BSc Psychology (Warwick: Class 1), MSc Occupational Psychology (Cardiff: Distinction), and a PhD in Psychology (Surrey). A practitioner-academic, I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS: Associate Fellow), the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA: Fellow). I am a member of the BPS Test-Users Verifiers Committee, and am also a registered test-user, verified assessor and verifier.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, University of Sussex
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology Management, Kingston University