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Peer Reviewed Papers

  • McDowall, A. and O’Broin, A. (2015). Specificity is the key, if we really want to understand coaching! Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2015.1078083
  • McDowall, A. and O’Broin, A. (2015). International Perspectives on Coaching. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. 8(1), 1752-1890. DOI:10.1080/17521882.2015.1012287
  • Doyle, N. and McDowall, A. (2015). Is coaching an effective adjustment for dyslexic adults? Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Online First. DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2015.1065894
  • McDowall, A. (2015). Getting published in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice – Our top ten tips for enhancing your work. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. 8(1), 61-64
  • Rojon, C., McDowall A. and Saunders, M. (2015). The Relationships Between Traditional Selection Assessments and Workplace Performance Criteria Specificity: A Comparative Meta-Analysis. Human Performance, 28(1), 1-25. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959285.2014
  • McDowall, A., Freemann, K. and Marshall, S. (2014). Is Feedforward the way forward? A Comparison of the effects of FeedForward Coaching and Feedback. International Coaching Psychology Review. 9(2), 135-146
  • Lai, Y.-L. and McDowall, A. (2014). A Systematic Review of coaching psychology: Focusing on the attributes of effective coaching psychologists. International Coaching Psychology Review, 9(2), 118-134
  • Schlatter, N. and McDowall, A. (2014). Evidence-based EIR coaching: a case study of using EI assessments in the mining industry. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Published online 20th August 2014. DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2014.948025
  • O’Broin, A. and McDowall, A. (2014). Evidence-based coaching for practitioners: an Interview with Doug Mackie. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Published Online 8th August 2014. DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2014.943775
  • O’Broin, A. and McDowall, A. (2014). Coaching – psychological concepts and coaching cultures (Editorial). Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17521882.2014.954324.
  • Rojon, C., McDowall, A. and Saunders, M. (In Publication). A comparative meta-analysis of the relationships between traditional selection assessments and workplace performance criteria specificity. Human Performance
  • McDowall, A. and Lindsay, A. (2014). Work-life Balance in the Police: The Development of a Work-Life Balance Self-management Competency Framework. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29(3), 387-411
  • McDowall, A. and Daouk, L. (2012). Using Cognitive Interviewing for the Semantic Enhancement of Multi-Lingual Versions of Personality Questionnaires. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(4), 407-416. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2012.735300
  • McDowall, A. (2012). What is new in coaching? Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. DOI:10.1080/17521882.2012.712980
  • McDowall, A. and Short, E. (2012). New case study guidelines: a call to arms for practitioners. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. DOI:10.1080/17521882.2012.684695
  • Peake, S. and McDowall (2012). A narrative analysis of career transition themes and outcomes using chaos theory as a guiding metaphor. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 40(4), 395-440, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2012.704350
  • Nicolas, H. and McDowall, A. (2012). When work keeps us apart: a thematic analysis of the experience of business travellers. Community, Work and Family, 15(3), 335-355, DOI: 10.1080/13668803.2012.668346
  • McDowall, A. and Butterworth, L. (2012). Barriers and influences to pro-environmental behaviour in the workplace. Assessment and Development Matters, 4(2), 6-9
  • Rojon, C., McDowall, A., and Saunders, M. N. K. (2011). On the experience of conducting a systematic review in Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology: Yes, it is worthwhile. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 10(3), 133-138.
  • McDowall., A. and Short, E. (2011). Welcome to the bumper issue. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 4(2), 67-69, DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2011.597946
  • McDowall, A. and Short, E. (2010). A change in Editorship for Coaching – Off to new horizons! International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 4(1), 1-3. DOI 10.1080/17521882.2011.55047
  • McDowall, A. and Saunders, M. (2010). UK managers’ conceptions of training and development. European Journal of Industrial Training, 34(7), 609-630
  • Muhamad, M. and McDowall, A. (2010). Understanding and managing leadership effectiveness in a South Asian Context. Assessment and Development Matters, 2(3), 20-26
  • Asumeng, M. Millward-Purvis, L. and McDowall, A. (2010). ‘Catch me if you can’! A psychological analysis of managerial feedback seeking. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(4), 384-407
  • Rojon, C. and McDowall, A. (2010). Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) Assessment Questionnaire in Cross-Cultural Coaching: A Cross-Validation with Wave Focus Styles. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 8(2), 1-26.
  • McDowall, A. and Smewing, C. (2009). What assessments do coaches use in their practice and why. The Coaching Psychologist, 5(2), 98-103
  • Kinman, G. and McDowall, A. (2009) Does work/life balance depend on where and how you work? EAWOPinPractice, December 2009
  • McDowall, A., Harris, M. and McGrath, M. (2009). Feedback: evidence from psychology for best practice. Assessment and Development Matters, 1(3), 30-35
  • McDowall, A., Kurz, R, MacIver, R. and Saville, P. (2008). A rejoinder to David Bartram. The Coaching Psychologist, 4(3), 134-140
  • McDowall, A. and Mabey, C (2008). Developing a framework for assessing effective development activities. Personnel Review, 37(6), 629-646
  • McDowall, A. and Kurz. R. (2008). How to get the best out of 360 degree feedback in coaching. The Coaching Psychologist, Vol 4 (1), 7-19
  • McDowall, A and Kurz, R. (2007). Making the most of psychometric profiles – effective integration into the coaching process. International Coaching Psychology Review, Vol 2 (3), 299-309
  • Rust, J., McDowall, A. and Daouk, L. (2005). Navigating the test maze with confidence. Selection and Development Review, August 2005.
  • Rust, R. McDowall, A. and Daouk, L. (2005). Testing across languages and cultures: challenges for the development and administration of tests in the internet era. Selection and Development Review, August 2005.
  • McDowall, A. and Fletcher, C (2004). Management Development from an Organisational Justice Perspective. Personnel Review, 33, 8 - 30.
  • Edited Books and Book Chapters

  • McDowall, A. and Lai. Y-L. (in peer review). Evaluating and researching coaching. The Sage Handbook of Coaching.
  • Whysall, Z and McDowall, A. (accepted). A fresh take on executive rewards – understanding stakeholder perceptions. Routledge Companion to Reward Management. Expected Publication Date TBC.
  • McDowall, A. (forthcoming). The use of psychological assessments. Chapter for The SAGE Handbook of Coaching. Edited by Bachkirova, Spence and Drake. 8,000 words, appr. 28 pages
  • Kinman, G. &McDowall, A. (2017). Health and work-life balance in times of austerity. In Lewis, S., Anderson, D. Lyonette, C., Payne, N. and Wood, S. (eds.) work-life balance in times of recession, austerity and beyond. Routledge. London.
  • Lai, Y. M. and McDowall, A. (2016) Enhancing evidence-based coaching practice by developing a coaching relationship competency framework. In Van Zyl, L.; Odendaal A. and Stander M. (Eds) Coaching Psychology: Meta-theoretical perspectives and applications in Multi-cultural Contexts. Springer.
  • Rojon, C., Saunders, M. and McDowall, A. (2016). Using Qualitative Repertory Grid Interviews to Gather Shared Perspectives in a Sequential Mixed Methods Research Design. In Townsend, K. Loudon, R. and Lewisn, D. Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Organisation and Business Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, August 2016.
  • Rojon, C., and McDowall, A. (2014). Using systematic review methodology to examine the extant literature. In M. N. K. Saunders and P. Tosey (Eds.), Handbook of research methods on Human Resource Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Kinman, G., and McDowall, A. (2014). Enhancing Resilience in Social Workers: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach. In G. Kinman (Ed.), The Work/Non-work Interface: Building Effective Boundaries. Palgrave.
  • McDowall, A. (2012). Using Feedback in Coaching. In J. Passmore (Ed.), Psychometrics in Coaching. Using Psychological and Psychometric Tools for Development (Second edition ed., pp. 59-76). London, UK: Kogan Page Limited. Retrieved from http://www.koganpage.com/editions/psychometrics-in-coaching/9780749466640
  • McDowall, A., Millward, L.J. and Banks, A. (2011). Professional Issues in Occupational Psychology. In Davey, G. (Ed.), Applied Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Millward, L. J., McDowall, A. and Banks. A. (2011). Social and Developmental Psychology in Work and Organisations. In Davey, G. (Ed.), Applied Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Banks, A., McDowall, A. and Millward, L.J. (2011). Cognition in the Workplace. In Davey, G. (Ed.), Applied Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • McDowall, A., Millward, L. and Banks. A. (2001). Occupational Psychology in Practice – The Organisation. In Davey, G. (Ed.), Applied Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • McDowall, A., Banks, A. and Millward, LJ. (2011). Occupational Psychology in Practice – the Individual. In Davey, G. (Ed.), Applied Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Palmer, S. and McDowall. A. (2010). The Coaching Relationship. Putting people first. An introduction. In Palmer, S. and McDowall, A. (2010). Putting People First. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships in Coaching. London: Routledge
  • Palmer, S. and McDowall. A. (2010). Final reflections. In Palmer, S. and McDowall, A. (2010). Putting People First. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships in Coaching. London: Routledge
  • McDowall, A. and Millward L. (2010). Feeding back, feeding forward and setting goals. In Palmer, S. and McDowall, A. (2010). Putting People First. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships in Coaching. London: Routledge
  • Smewing, C. and McDowall, A. (2010). Assessments in coaching. In Palmer, S. and McDowall, A. (2010). Putting People First. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships in Coaching. London: Routledge
  • McDowall, A. ( 2008). Using Feedback in Coaching. In Passmore, J. (ed.). Psychometrics in Coaching. London: Kogan Page

Practitioner papers

  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G., Allan, A. and Eib, C. (2010). Work-life Balance: Towards a research and practice agenda for systemic changes. OP Matters, November 2010
  • McDowall, A. (2010). Work-life balance challenges: Recession and beyond. OP Matters, February 2010
  • McDowall, A. (2005). Work/Life Balance. An issue that concerns us all. Psychology at Work, February 2005

Technical Reports

  • McDowall, A., Carr, I., Russell, S., Glorney, E., Bharj, N., Coyle, A., and Nash, R. (2014). What works to prevent wrongdoing in police and other organisations? A rapid evidence assessment: A rapid evidence assessment (TBC). College of Policing.
  • McDowall, A., Inceoglu, I., Avery, R., and Akinci, C. (2014). Identifying Effective Processes for Assessing Competence and Managing Underperformance: Identifying Effective Processes for Assessing Competence and Managing Underperformance. Findings from a Rapid Evidence Assessment and Subject Matter Expert Interviews. College of Policing.
  • McDowall, A and Greene, B. (2009). Online testing in the UK. Report delivered to the UK Home Office, February 2009.
  • McDowall, A. and Heinrich, M (2008). Understanding feedback expectations. Technical report delivered to the Centre for Learning and Development, University of Surrey, September 2008
  • McDowall, A. and MacKinnon, R. (2004). Report on Work/life balance delivered to Police Federation of England and Wales, Inspectors Central Committee.

Invited Lectures, Master-classes and Key Note Addresses

  • McDowall, A. (2014). Work-life balance and pressures. Presentation invited to Women in Leadership Event, London, Westminster Briefing, 17th September 2014
  • McDowall, A. (2014). How can we manage our own work-life balance? Invited keynote to British Psychological Society Postgraduate Student [Psypag] conference, Cardiff, 23th to 25th July 2014
  • Fernando, J., and McDowall, A. (2014). Having our voices heard - different narratives of work-life balance. In European Academy of Occupational Health Conference 2014. Birkbeck College, London, UK. Retrieved from http://www.eaohp.org/final-programme.html
  • McDowall, A. (2014). Managing your own work-life balance - what works in the police?. In European Academy of Occupational Health Conference 2014. Birkbeck College, London UK. Retrieved from http://www.eaohp.org/final-programme.html
  • McDowall, A. (2014). Managing your work-life balance competence. In Health and Well Being At Work. Birmingham. Retrieved from http://www.healthatwork2014.co.uk/
  • McDowall, A. (2014, March 12). The Psychology of Work-Life Balance – different for women than for men? In Women in Business Event. Surrey Business School, University of Surrey.
  • Fletcher, C., and McDowall, A. (2014, January 8). “Were 8 great? Here is to doing less with more”. In Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Brighton: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A. (2014). Chair's Address. In Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference. Brighton.
  • McDowall, A. (2013, December 12). Understanding ‘Feedforward’ through an evidence based approach. In 4th European Coaching Psychology Congress. Edinburgh: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A. (2013, November 21). Work-life balance in the UK police –understanding the challenges and opportunities. In Psychology for Students, British Psychological Society. Sheffield.
  • McDowall, A. (2012). Mind the gap - work-life balance realities and practice. Invited keynote to postgraduate workshop on worklife balance, London, UK, April 2012
  • McDowall, A. (2011). Working with work life balance. Invited workshop for MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology, City University, London UK
  • McDowall, A. (2011). Work-life Balance in the Police. Invited Distinguished speaker talk for MSc Occupational Psychology, Goldsmiths, October 2011
  • McDowall, A. (2011). Managing your worklife balance. Invited workshop delivered to CHARMS VIII congress (Nurses working with multiple sclerosis), 10th September 2011, London UK
  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G. and Allan, A. (2011). A holistic and systemic approach to applying occupational psychology in organizations - moving beyond "work-life balance. Invited Professional Forum to British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, 11th-13th Stratford upon Avon, January 2011
  • Stevenson, H &. McDowall, A (2011). Understanding your career path. Invited Professional Session to BPS DOP annual conference, Stratford upon Avon, 11th-13th January 2011
  • McDowall, A. and Smewing, C. (2010). Using psychometrics in coaching. Invited Master-class to First International Congress of Coaching Psychology, City University, December 2010, London UK
  • McDowall, A. Feedback – what is the current research evidence? Invited research talk to First International Congress of Coaching Psychology, City University, December 2010, London UK
  • McDowall, A, (2010), Mein Werdegang. Invited Forschungs-symposium to Deutscher PBP-Kongress, Munich, November 2010
  • McDowall, A. (2010). Work-life Balance – Ein Thema für Alle. Key note address invited to Kongress Deutscher Psychologiestudenten, Trier, 14th to 15th May 2010
  • McDowall, A, Kinman, G. and Allan, A. (2010). Occupational Psychology Balances Work and Life. Invited Professional Matters Session to British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, January 2010
  • McDowall, A. (2010). Work-life balance in the UK police. Invited Distinguished Speaker Session for City University, February 2010
  • McDowall, A. (2010). Work-life balance in the UK police. Invited Distinguished Speaker Session for Goldsmiths College, March 2010
  • McDowall, A. and Smewing, C. (2008). Coaching managers to lead and leaders to manage? Invited skills-based session to first European Coaching Conference, University of Westminster, London 18th-19th December 2008
  • McDowall, A. and Millward-Purvis, L. (2008). “It’s what you say and how you say it”. Understanding the role of feedback in coaching. Masterclass invited by the Special Group in Coaching Psychology, British Psychological Society, May 2008
  • McDowall, A. Content validity – the key to effective questionnaire design. Distinguished speaker address for MPhil/ PhD programme Oxford Brookes Business School, April 2008
  • McDowall, A. (2008). Work and non/work. Invited speaker session for MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology, November, City University, London
  • McDowall, A. (2007). Work/life balance in the emergency services. Invited Speaker talk for MSc Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths College, London, 5th December 2007
  • McDowall, A. (2007). Understanding training and development. Invited speaker session for MSc Occupational and Organizational Psychology, November, City University, London
  • McDowall, A. and Kurz, R. (2007). Using 360 in coaching. Skills session invited to BPS Special Group in Coaching conference, City University, London, December 2007
  • McDowall, A. and Kurz, R. (2006). Making the most of psychometrics in coaching. Skills session invited to BPS Special Group in Coaching 1st International Conference, City University, London, December 2006
  • McDowall, A. How to juggle! A strengths-based approach. Invited key note address to Shell’s Women’s Network Annual Conference, London, June, 2006
  • McDowall, A. and Rust, J. (2006). Psychometrics – A Dinosaur about to become extinct? Invited key note address to Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference, Cambridgeshire, May 2006.

Convened Conference Symposia

  • Convened Symposium on individual WLB strategies with Gail Kinman, Work-Family Reseachers’ Network International Conference, New York, 19th to 21st June 2014
  • Convened symposium on individual strategies for WLB with Gail Kinman, European Academy of Occupational Health conference, London, UK, April 2014
  • Symposium on work-life balance with Gail Kinman, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, UK, January 2013
  • Symposium on Coaching, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, UK, January 2013
  • Symposium on recovery in the work/place with Mark Cropley and symposium on work/life balance in different occupational groups, both at European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 12th-15th 2009
  • McDowall, A. (2009). Me-time as a means of recovery. Presentation to at European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 12th-15th 2009
  • McDowall, A., Laville, A. and Howes, S. (2009). Daily Hassles and Stressful Life Events in UK Police Workers. Does the Conservation of Resources Model help us to understand work/life balance? Presentation to at European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 12th-15th 2009
  • McDowall, A (2007). Work/life balance – achievable and sustainable? Symposium convened for European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Stockholm, May 2007. This included papers by Gail Kinman, Anna Allan and Almuth McDowall, discussant Richard MacKinnon
  • McDowall, A. (2007). The relative influence of perceived control, work demands and different ways of coping on Work/life Balance in a UK Police Force. European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Stockholm, May 2007.

Conference Papers

  • McDowall, A. and Clayton, A. (2014). Having ‘me-time’ to recover from work – quality over quantity? Institute of Work Psychology Biannual Conference, Sheffield, 24th to 26th June 2014.
  • Fernando, J. and McDowall, A. (2014). Different stories of work-life balance - we all need to listen up!. Paper presented at Work-Family Researcher’s network conference, New York, 19th to 21st June 2014
  • McDowall, A. (2014). How do female and male police officers navigate flexibility and work-life balance? Paper presented at Work-Family Researcher’s network conference, New York, 19th to 21st June 2014
  • McDowall, A. and Lindsay, A. (2014). How do female and male police officers navigate flexibility and work-life balance? Paper presented at Work-Family Researcher’s network conference, New York, 19th to 21st June 2014
  • McDowall, A. and Clayton, A. (2014). Understanding ’Me-Time’: What Is It, and Does Quality Matter? Paper presented at Work-Family Researcher’s network conference, New York, 19th to 21st June 2014
  • Rossiter, C., McDowall, A., and Saunders, M. N. K. (2014). The Impact of Nonvisible Impairments on Disabled Employees and Organisations: the Conceptualizations of Experts. In Division of Occupational Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Brighton, UK: British Psychologiocal Society. Retrieved from http://www.bps.org.uk/DOP2014
  • Fernando, J., and McDowall, A. (2014, January 8). Narratives of peaks, the troughs and the balancing act: from mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.. In Division of Occupational Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Brighton, UK: British Psychological Society. Retrieved from http://www.bps.org.uk/dop2014
  • Fernando, J., and McDowall, A. (2014, April 14). Having our voices heard - different narratives of work-life balance. In European Academy of Occupational Health Conference 2014. Birkbeck College, London, UK. Retrieved from http://www.eaohp.org/final-programme.html
  • Rojon, C., McDowall, A., and Saunders, M. N. K. (2013, January 9). A meta-analytical investigation of predictor-criterion relationships. In Division of Occupational Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Chester: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A. (2014, January 8). Coaching as a vehicle for greater creativity and innovation?. In Division of Occupational Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Brighton: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A., and Rojon, C. (2013, December 12). The impact of group coaching on creativity and innovation. In 4th European Coaching Psychology Conference. Edinburgh: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G., Grant, S., and Wray, S. (2014, January 8). Managing work-life balance - a workshop for practitioners. In Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Brighton: British Psychological Society.
  • Neale, L., and McDowall, A. (2014, January 8). Telling stories about the developing to your best potential – an interactive workshop on transitions from MSc to the grown up world of OP. In Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Brighton: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A., Briner, R., MacKinnon, R., Jones, R., McLaughlin, H., and Weston, L. (2013, December 12). Hothouse debate - is the evidence for coaching psychology really this rubbish?. In 4th European Coaching Psychology Congress. Edinburgh: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A., and MacKinnon, R. (2013, December 12). Psychometrics in coaching: a stock take of best practice. In 4th European Coaching Psychology Congress, organised by Special Group in Coaching Psychology. Edinburgh.
  • Kinman, G., Kossek, E., and McDowall, A. (2013). ‘Fit for purpose?’ – Current controversies ,in WLB research and practice.. In DOP Annual Conference Proceedings 2013. Chester UK: British Psychological Society.
  • Rojon, C., McDowall, A., and Saunders, M. (2013). A new generic model of individual workplace performance. In G. Hertel, C. Binnewies, S. Krumm, H. Hollin, and M. Kleinmann (Eds.), Imagine the future world:How do we want to work tomorrow? Abstract proceedings of the 16th EAWOP Congress 2013 (pp. 738). Münster, Germany: European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. Retrieved from http://www.eawop2013.org/
  • Lai, Y. L., and McDowall, A. (2013). A systematic review of coaching psychology: Focus on the attributes of effective coaching psychologists.. In Division of Occupational Psychology Conference Proceedings 2013. Chester UK.
  • Rojon, C., McDowall, A., and Saunders, M. (2013). Mission: Filling Occupational Psychology’s Black Hole (A New Performance Taxonomy). In Division of Occupational Psychology Conference Proceedings 2013. Chester UK.
  • Burnett, M., and McDowall, A. (2013). The inescapable situation in psychometric assessment - moving practise on withnew blends of psychological science. In Division of Occupational Psychology Conference Proceedings 2013. Chester UK.
  • McDowall, A., and Lindsay, A. (2013). Work-life balance self-managementstrategies. In DOP Annual Conference Proceedings 2013. Chester UK.
  • Rojon, C., Saunders, M. N. K., and McDowall, A. (2012). The development and evaluation of a new generic model of individualworkplace performance. In 26th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management. Cardiff. Retrieved from http://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=79
  • Muhamad, M., and McDowall, A. (2012). A Criterion-Centric Approach for the Validation of Leadership Effectiveness in a ‘Getting it Right’ Organisation. In British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference. Stratford-upon-Avon UK: British Psychological Society.
  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G., and Cropley, M. (2012). An integrated approach to understanding work-life balance in the UK Police.. In Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference. New York, NY: Work and Family Researchers Network. Retrieved from https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/WFRN%20Preliminary%20Conference%20Program%202011.pdf
  • Burnett, M., and McDowall, A. (2012). Encoding and decoding sitatuions, extending the value of assessment using simulations of real situations. In British Psychological Society (Ed.), Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference Proceedings. Chester: British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology.
  • McDowall, A., Davis, L., Rossiter, C. and Sweetman, R. (2012). How the UK spending review is affecting inspectors’ morale and work-life balance in a UK Police Force – an exploration from an organizational justice perspective. Institute of Work Psychology International conference, Sheffield, UK, 29th to 20th June 2012 (part of a symposium convened by Almuth)
  • Kinman, G., McDowall, A. and Cropley, M. (2021). Work-family conflict and job-related wellbeing in UK police officers: the role of recovery strategies. Institute of Work Psychology International Conference, Sheffield, UK, 29th to 20th June 2012 (part of a symposium convened by Almuth McDowall)
  • McDowall, A, Kinman, G. and Cropley, M.. (2012). An integrated approach to understanding work-life balance in the UK Police. Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference. June 14th – 16th, Mllenium Broadway Hotel, New York City, NY
  • McDowall, A., Crossman, D. and Cheung, T. Labours of love. Could women doing more than their fair share have implications for the workplace? Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference. June 14th – 16th, Mllenium Broadway Hotel, New York City, NY
  • Kinman, G., McDowall, A. and Cropley, M. (2012). Work-family conflict and job-related wellbeing in UK police officers: the role of recovery strategies.. Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference. June 14th – 16th, Mllenium Broadway Hotel, New York City, NY
  • Kinman, G. and McDowall, A. (2012). Work and “Families”: addressing needs and solutions in diverse societies. Invited international symposium to Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference. June 14th – 16th, Mllenium Broadway Hotel, New York City, NY
  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G. and Meller. A. (2012). Using work-life balance theory to work with individuals, teams and organizations. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, , 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • Burnett, M. and McDowall, A. (2011). Encoding and decoding sitatuions, extending the value of assessmetn using simulations of real situations. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • Rojon, C., McDowall, A. and Saunders, M.N.K. (2012). A new generic model of individual workplace performance. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • McDowall, A., Davis, L., Rossiter, C. and Sweetman, R. (2012). Piggy in the middle? How the operationalization of the spending review is affecting Inspecting Ranks in a UK Police Force. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • McDowall, A. (2012). Using feedforward in coaching. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G. and Cropley, M. (2012). An integrated approach to understanding work-life balance in the Police. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • Munt, L. and McDowall, A. (2012). My group is my shelter. How female police officers deal with the demands of their job. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, 12th-14th January, Chester.
  • Rojon, C., Saunders, M. N. K. and McDowall, A. (2011, September). Does it pay to be specific about performance? Some meta-analytical evidence. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, 13th-15th September, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • Burnett, M. and McDowall, A. (2011). Encoding and decoding situations: how comprehension, judgements and memory for events interact with personality style. British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, Keele, 2011
  • McDowall, A. (2011). Using Work-Life Balance Models in Coaching. 3rd European Coaching Psychology Congress, City University, London, UK, 13th-14th December 2011
  • McDowall, A. and Short, E. (2011). Writing up good coaching research – it’s not rocket science! 3rd European Coaching Psychology Congress, City University, London, UK, 13th-14th December 2011
  • McDowall, A. (2011). Tell me what it is like when you feel at your best. Using Feedforward in Coaching, 3rd European Coaching Psychology Congress, City University, London, UK 13th-14th December 2011
  • McDowall, Eib, C., Kinman, G . and Allan, A. (2011). A systematic review: current status and future avenues. Community, Work and Family IV Conference, Tampere, Finland, 19th-21st May 2011
  • McDowall, A. and Kinman, G. (2011). An integrated approach to measuring work-life balance in the UK police. Community, Work and Family IV Conference, Tampere, Finland, 19th-21st May 2011
  • Burnett, M. and McDowall, A. (2011). Dealing with Academic Situations - Improving our understanding of the mechanisms underlying situational judgements. Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Postgraduate Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, 13th-15th January 2011
  • Burnett, M. and McDowall, A. (2010). Representing Situations in Assessment - extracting better value from our investment. British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology, Stratford-upon-Avon 2011, 13th-15th January 2011
  • Eib, C., McDowall, A. and Kinman, G. (2011). “A Systematic Review: The present and future for Work Life Balance”. Paper presented to British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Stratford, 13th-15th January 2011.
  • Lindsay, A. and McDowall, A. (2011). Development of a Work-Life Balance Competency Framework: A Mixed Methods Study in a major UK Police Force. Paper presented to BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Stratford, 13th-15th January 2011.
  • Rojon, C. &,McDowall, A.& Saunders, M.N.K. (2011). Individual Workplace Performance Revisited: A Systematic Review of the Criterion-Space. Paper presented to BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Stratford, 13th – 15th January 2011.
  • Muhamad, M. and McDowall, A. (2011). A Criterion-Centric Approach for the Validation of Leadership Effectiveness in a ‘Getting it Right’ Organisation. Paper presented to BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Stratford, 13th -15th January 2011.
  • Rojon, C., Saunders, M.N.K. and McDowall, A. (2010, September). Systematic Reviewing at an Interface. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, Sheffield, UK.
  • McDowall, A. (2010). Underpinning best testing practice by combining qualitative and quantitative methods. Proceedings of the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, 9th to 14th July 2010.
  • McDowall, A. and Kinman, G. (2010). An integrated approach to measuring work-life balance in the emergency services. Insitute of Work Psychology Biannual Conference, Sheffield, June 30st to July 1st 2010
  • Rojon, C. and McDowall, A. (2009, May). Coaching across cultures: The psychometric quality of the Cultural Orientations Framework questionnaire (Rosinski, 2007). Poster presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • McDowall, A., Kinman, G. and Allan, A. (2009). Work-life balance" - A multi-stakeholder perspective. Workshop delivered at British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, January 2010
  • Muhamad, M. and McDowall, A. (2010). Leadership and Competence in a South East Asian Context. Poster at the BPS Division Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference, Brighton.
  • Tengpongthorn, C., and McDowall, A. (2009). The interface of work and families among Thai nursing staff. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 2009, Santiago de Compostela.
  • Tengpongthorn, C., and McDowall, A. (2009). Collectivist cultures: conflicts or facilitations for Thai societies? Paper presented at the 2nd Samaggi Academic Conference, February 2009, Cambridge
  • Rojon, C. and McDowall, A. (2009). Cross-Cultural Assessment: The Actual State of Affairs. Paper presented to British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Blackpool, 12th -14th January 2009
  • McDowall, A., Howes, S &Laville, A. (2009). Daily Hassles and Stressful Life Events in UK Police Workers. Does the Conservation of Resources Model help us to understand work/life balance? Paper presented to BPS Division of Occupational Psychology, Blackpool, 12th o 14th January 2009
  • McDowall, A. and Cane, L. (2009). Informal Accommodations of Work to Family and Family to Work in UK IT Workers, Poster presented to BPS Division of Occupational Psychology, Stratford 12th -14th January 2009
  • Rojon, C. and McDowall, A. (2008). The Cultural Orientations Framework questionnaire put to the text: Validation of a new measure for use in cross-cultural coaching. Paper presented to first European Coaching Conference, University of Westminster, London 18th-19th December 2008
  • McDowall, A. (2008). Giving feedback – future focus is vital! Oral session to first European Coaching Conference, University of Westminster, London 18th-19th December 2008
  • Smewing, C. and McDowall, A. (2008). What type of assessments do coaches use in coaching? Poster presented to first European Coaching Conference, University of Westminster, London 18th-19th December 2008
  • Tengpongthorn, C., and McDowall, A. (2008). Work-family facilitations among Thai nursing staff. Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, July 2008, Berlin, Germany.
  • Tengpongthorn, C., and McDowall, A. (2008). Work-family conflicts among Thai nursing staff. Paper presented at the Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, January 2008, Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Banks. and McDowall, A.. (2008). How ethical are our ethics? Professional Forum presented at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, January 2008
  • McDowall, A. (2007). How age and gender affect the allocation of training and development budgets. Paper presented at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Bristol, January 2007
  • McDowall, A, Choi, M and Nah, E. (2007). Understanding the Work/ Non-Work Juggling Act – it’s how much you are in control, and how you say ‘no’ that makes the difference! Paper presented at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Bristol, January 2007
  • Bartram, D., Brown, A., Daouk, L, Inceoglu, I. and McDowall, A. (2007). Making sure we’re not comparing apples with pears – how to put international guidelines on test adaptation into practice. Workshop facilitated at BPS DOP Annual Conference, Bristol, January 2007
  • McDowall, A.(2006). Does age improve our capacity to develop? Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, July 16th – 21st 2006
  • McDowall, A. (2006). Quantity or Quality? How psychologists can contribute to our understanding of employee development. Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, July 16th – 21st 2006
  • McDowall, A. and Daouk, L. Does the Internet lull us into a false sense of security? Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, as part of an invited symposium chaired by Professor Dave Bartram, Athens, July 16th – 21st 2006
  • McDowall, A. and Silvester, J. (2006). How do managers conceptualise training and development? Paper presented to British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Glasgow 2006
  • McDowall, A. and MacKinnon, R (2006). Do as I do and not as I say! A workshop for consultants for looking after our own work/life balance. Workshop presented to British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Glasgow 2006
  • McDowall, A and Palm, D. (2005). How to design and run an effective graduate recruitment process. Workshop invited to German Congress for Psychology Students, Muenster, November 2005
  • McDowall, A. and MacKinnon, R. How to sell your skills in the real world! Workshop invited to Postgraduate Conference, British Psychological Society Occupational Psychology Division, Nottingham, September 2005
  • Daouk, L., Rust, J. and McDowall, A. (2005). Testing across cultures and nationalities. Challenges for Testing in the Internet Era. Paper presented at Test User Conference, British Psychological Society, Peterborough, May 2005
  • McDowall, A and McKinnon, R. (2005). Work/Life Balance: A Pan European Issue. Paper presented at European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Istanbul, May 12th -15th 2005
  • McDowall, A. and Silvester, J. (2005). A New Framework for Employee Development. Paper presented at European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Istanbul, May 12th -15th 2005
  • Rust, J., Walker, S., Malhotra, A. and McDowall, A (2005). I convened an interactive paper on Convivence and Individual Differences in Psychometric Practice. Presented at European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Istanbul, May 12th -15th 2005
  • McDowall, A. (2005). Work/life vs. work/work balance. Paper presented at BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Warwickshire, January 2005

Funded Consultancy Projects (held at Surrey or City University)

  • £15,000 from Infinium UK to deliver cognitive task analysis, PI Julie Gore, with Adrian Banks Oct 13 to April 14
  • £15,600 from Department for Work and Pensions to analyse Situational Judgement Test data Feb 06 – May 06
  • £14,700 from Distribution Technology to construct a consumer attitude survey Oct 05 - Jan 06
  • £8,500 from Baker Tilly to train HR managers in applied assessment Aug 05
  • £38,500 from London Borough of Barnet to design and deliver a bespoke graduate assessment process May 05 - Jul 05

Book Reviews

  • McDowall, A. (2011). Workplace Solutions for Childcare (book review). Community, Work and Family. DOI: 10.1080/13668803.2011.609662
  • McDowall, A. (2003). The Graduate Recruitment Manual (book review). Personnel Review, 32(6), 798-800
Dr Almuth McDowall

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