The WWK Team
I am an Associate Professor at Kingston, and head up the WWK Research Group. I am also a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist. My research interests focus on improving strategies for dealing with email and e-coms at work, specifically with regard to well-being, productivity and fit with personality. I also conduct research into well-being measurement, interruptions, and resources.
My well-being: cycling with my family, the great outdoors (whatever the weather), good chocolate.
I am an Associate Professor at Kingston Business School and a Director of Affinity Health at Work. My research and consultancy is focused on the management of health and well-being at work, with a particular interest in stress management, leadership and the management of chronic conditions and cancer in the workplace. Current work includes understanding Leaders with Purpose, designing interventions to develop resilience in teachers, and working with teams to improve well-being and engagement.
My well-being: family time, dinner with friends and working with inspiring people.
I am an Associate Professor in Work Psychology. Before joining Kingston University in 2008, I conducted research at the University of Leipzig, Germany and for London Business School. I received my PhD from the University of Leipzig, Germany, acquiring a psychotherapeutic qualification in Logotherapy/Existential analysis. My main research interests are centred around occupational well-being, intersections of gender and ethnic background in the workplace, and social psychology perspectives within organisational settings.
I am a senior lecturer at Kingston Business School and conduct interdisciplinary research that bridges Occupational Psychology and Human Resource Management. My main research interests are well-being and gender. In the past, I have researched the well-being of customer service workers in healthcare, nurses and hospital administrators. Currently, I am working on two key projects, one that investigates sexism in job interviews and another that explores the experiences of transgender workers. I also supervise a doctoral project that explores gendered language in the workplace.
My well-being: being with my family, hiking and travelling...
I am an Associate Professor at Kingston Business School and a Director of Affinity Health at Work (a niche occupational health consultancy). My research spans both academia and practice in the fields of leadership, management, employee health, wellbeing and engagement. Currently I am working on research with a team at UEL looking at safety leadership behaviours in distributed workers. I am also involved in a consortium of organisations exploring success factors for management development programmes aimed at improving health, wellbeing and engagement of employees.
My well-being: having the flexibility to pursue my passions at work.
I engage with research on Management and Service Innovation in Public Services and am interested in the well-being and development of service managers in inter-agency collaborative environments. My work has focused on Management Development in new Public Service Systems with a particular focus on UK healthcare and more broadly around Community Capacity Building in South Asia. As a Chartered CIPD member, I have undertaken a range of training and consultancy work with public and private sector organisations.
My well-being: Well-being is promoted through collegiality among peers, establishing trust in the workplace and having the flexibility to think about and undertake new initiatives.
I am an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Management at Kingston Business School. I have a particular interest in the conceptualisation of different forms of engagement at work. I teach research methods at post-graduate level and am keen to pioneer the use of alternative approaches to qualitative and quantitative paradigms, including the use of text analysis and the Q-sort methodology.
I am a Lecturer at Kingston Business School in the Department of Management. I have also been working as a careers advisor and professional trainer in Higher Education, as well as in the social and penitentiary sectors. My research interests focus on well-being and safety at work within the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. A current project involves the analysis of employees’ perceptions about diversity, inclusion and communication in the workplace and how those can have an impact on employees’ motivation to actively promote safety at work and on their safety performance.
My well-being: being able to maintain a good work-life balance.
I have a diverse range of interests which essentially encompass exploring the experiences of people at work through qualitative methods. Key areas of interest to are candidate well-being during selection and assessment and career transitions. I have a background in Health promotion and have been extensively involved in well-being initiatives since 2005. On a weekly basis I teach Pilates and have previously been involved in the delivery of well-being workshops for clients such as MEC Global, Lloyds, BP Oil and Reed Smith.
My well-being: every morning and evening I walk. I find that this helps give space to the working day and allows me to get all my thoughts and ideas in order.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and Occupational Psychologist and I have lectured at Kingston University since 2010. I am the author of four internationally published books, including the ‘Psychology of Success’. Through interviewing leaders, managers and entrepreneurs while researching my books I discovered how critical it was to strike a balance between meaning, achievement and positive emotion in life, but I also appreciate that these elements can be at odds with each other. I now study the daily events that impact meaning, achievement and positive emotion with the aim of simultaneously improving the attainment of these aspects, and increasing overall satisfaction with life.
My well-being: zoning my time and being very focused within that zone – for example, working shorter hours but being more productive within that time, then switching off from work properly.
I am a Business Psychologist who works in both research and practice. I specialise in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness informed approach, for behavioural effectiveness within the areas of workplace health and well-being, career decision making and leadership. I was Co-Chair of the 2012 and 2013 Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference team and frequently present research and deliver ACT workshops at Conferences and Universities. I have previously carried out research in the area of Employee Engagement as a research associate with Affinity Health at Work and am currently completing my PhD at Kingston Business School in the area of authentic leadership and well-being.
My well-being: Having a strong support network and having a sense of community at work. Autonomy, flexibility and being able to make a contribution.
My research interests focus on two areas: 1) global virtual teams, their leadership, and well-being; and 2) careers of first and second generation young migrants and their well-being. My work has been published in, for example, JWB, JVB, OBHDP, and IJHRM. I am a Journal of World Business editorial board member.
I am an Organisational Psychologist and Doctoral Researcher. I studied Psychology at the University of Durham before completing a masters in Developmental Psychopathology. For my masters, I completed research examining eating attitudes, body image pathology and cultural background. After my MSc, whilst working, I decided that I wanted to build on the health and wellbeing aspect of my previous degree, specifically within the workplace, I therefore went on to gain a Masters in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Surrey. I am passionate about helping organisations to improve employee health and wellbeing, and alongside my research I have been working with Affinity Health at Work. My research focuses on obesity stigma in the workplace.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Leeds University, and am reading for my PhD at Kingston under the supervision of Jo Yarker and Emma Russell. My PhD working title is: The impact of national culture in shaping leadership traits in employees: A competitive analysis of western and Arabic cultures.
I am a PhD Student at Kingston University. I’m interested in exploring the impact of technology on well-being and productivity and how personality influences those relationships. Prior to moving into full-time academia, I worked for 14 years within customer service, sales and marketing and business development in different industries. I want to blend my work experience and academic knowledge to make a difference - not only to others - but also in my understanding of humans at work and beyond.
My well-being: cooking, spending time with family and friends, travelling (even if that means discovering a new street in Covent Garden after visiting it 100 times already), follow my passions and giving back to society in whichever way I can – makes me feel I am looking after myself.
I am a senior lecturer at Kingston Business School and conduct research spanning across HRM and Business Ethics. My key research interests are psychological contract, emerging markets, strategic human resource management and business ethics. I am currently working on multiple projects including examining psychological contract and wellbeing in India and ethical interests of employees within social enterprises. Awards include: 2016 EDAMBA Thesis Competition Distinguished Paper, best paper at BAM 2016, finalist as Sustainability Champion-Staff category, for teaching, research and enterprise at the annual Green Gown Awards, 2018. I also serve as a track chair for the HRM SIG at British Academy of Mangement.
My well-being: Watching movies, listening to music