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Professor and Chair, Psychology in Education Research Centre, University of York

Rob Klassen is Professor and Chair of the Psychology and Education Research Centre at the University of York, UK. Before coming to the UK in 2012 he was a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Current research projects are focused on developing better methods to recruit, select, and develop new teachers.


  • 2012–present
    Professor and Chair, Psychology in Education Research Centre, University of York
  • 2004–2012
    Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta


  • 2003 
    Simon Fraser University, Canada, PhD/Educational Psychology


  • 2014
    Weekly self-efficacy and work stress during the final teaching practicum: A mixed methods study, Learning and Instruction
  • 2014
    Teachers’ self-efficacy, personality, and teaching effectiveness: A meta-analysis, Educational Research Review
  • 2014
    Applicant reactions to a situational judgment test used for selection into initial teacher training, International Journal of Educational Psychology
  • 2013
    Pre-service teachers’ work stress, self-efficacy, and occupational commitment in four countries, European Journal of Psychology of Education
  • 2013
    Measuring teacher engagement: The development of the Engaged Teacher Scale (ETS), Frontline Learning Research
  • 2012
    Teachers’ relatedness with students: An underemphasized aspect of teachers’ basic psychological needs, Journal of Educational Psychology


Fellow American Psychological Association; Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society