MP120111AH2_029-1I am Tom Cox: I am both an organizational and a health psychologist of some experience broadly specialising in occupational and public health issues relating to the sustainability and the quality of working life. I was awarded the CBE in 2000 for my contribution to occupational health. This award was largely related to my role in the development of the Management Standards approach to work-related stress and psychosocial risks to employee health.  My main focus at present is on cancer survivorship and work participation and, not unrelated, issues relating to post-traumatic stress. I have other second-level research interests, however, including sexual and reproductive health which goes back many years.

I have held Chairs at three universities. I have just retired from Birkbeck University of London where I held the Chair of Occupational Health, Psychology & Management and was the Founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Working Life (CSWL) in the School of Business, Economics & Informatics. In this role, I also established a Professional Doctorate in Occupational Health, Psychology & Management and was Programme Director until my retirement.

I am heavily involved in the METIS Collaboration as its Co Director. METIS is hosted at the University of Aberdeen by the Academic Urology Unit in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition. I hold an Honorary Chair in Occupational Health, specialising in long term conditions and working life, at that University. I also hold an Emeritus Chair in Organizational Psychology at the University of Nottingham, my Alma Mater, in the Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology, School of Medicine.

My professional activities and those of my wife, Professor Sue Cox OBE, are managed through COX Advisory in which we are equal partners.

images-2Hopefully, I am and will remain a productive researcher. I have had about 19126 citations of my more substantive publications (so far) with a h-index of 68 and an i10-index of 195 (Google Scholar). Since the early years of my partial retirement in 2015, I have managed 7691 citations, an h-index of 45 and an i10-index of 116 (Google Scholar). My most cited publication (1087 citations) appears to be: Research on Work-related Stress by T Cox, A Griffiths, and E Rial-González (2000) for the European Agency for Safety & Health at Work (EU OSHA).

This is my personal and research blog. At present, the Blog shares news of my current research and related interests, my professional activities, and related news. It also copies in some of my various Twitter accounts which are currently under review along with some RSS feeds in my areas of interest. You can soon read my comments on past and present political and historical events at:

The blog has achieved over 26,923 hits. Recently, the top 3 countries, by hits, have been the USA, China (with Hong Kong), and the UK with hits from Austria, Canada, Poland, Brazil, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Germany and Sweden. The blog also seems to have some appeal in some smaller countries such as Latvia, the UAE, Cyprus, Iceland, Serbia and Croatia!

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