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Our research

A commitment to pursuing innovative and effective research is at the heart of our activities in the School, informing both the postgraduate programmes of study that we offer and our interactions with business, public and third sector organizations.


Our staff are experts in a range of research areas across the Organizational Psychology/Behaviour, Organizational Study, Human Resource Management and Business Psychology disciplines. We have contributed to theory development particularly in the areas of:

  • well-being, stress & bullying
  • human resource management
  • industrial relations & the employment/psychological contract
  • organizational/technological change
  • decision-making and identity
  • ethnicity in the workplace

Research Projects

Our staff are engaged in a variety of research projects, supported by funding from a range of public and private sources, including:

  • ESRC
  • Richard Benjamin Trust
  • British Academy
  • King’s Fund
  • NHS
  • Leverhulme Trust


We also publish extensively in both academic and practitioner outlets. Research collaborators from outside the academic community receive advice and interventions from our staff, drawing on the latest thinking in the relevant fields of study to provide accessible summaries and recommendations.

Talks and Presentations

Our staff are also very active talking about and debating their research at conferences around the world. Highlights from conference attendances in 2011 include presentations at:

  • The Society of I/O Psychology (Chicago, April)
  • The biannual meeting of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (Maastricht, May)
  • The Critical Management Studies conference (Naples, July)
  • The US Academy of Management conference (San Antonio, Aug)
  • Ethnicity at Work: The Value of Psychology (London, September)

Full Programme of Seminars

The department runs a full programme of termly external seminars which feature prominent academic speakers from across the fields of organizational psychology/behaviour and human resource management.

We also host the annual prestigious Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture which profiles the most eminent scholar and practitioners in our field. Staff in the department are also heavily involved in the annual BEI School Business Week.

MPhil/PhD students

MPhil/PhD students can expect to receive a programme of study and research supervision from individuals who are actively pursuing research in the subjects offered.

We offer a world-class research environment

We offer a world-class research environment

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