Author Archives: The Old Grey Fox

Getting the Message Right: Covid-19 Safety

There are always checks and balances to be discussed and decided in relation to shaping health-related behaviours; including those between individual rights and ownership of such behaviours and awareness and acknowledgement of contextual influences. The fight against the current Covid-19 … Continue reading

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Continuing Research in Retirement

It is now nearly two months since I left Birkbeck University of London (BBK) having formally retired from the University of Nottingham some 10 years earlier. My commitment has always been to real world health-related research and that is where … Continue reading

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Honorary Chair: Aberdeen

Since leaving Birkbeck University of London, I am proud to have been awarded an Honorary Chair in Occupational Health specialising in long term conditions and working life in the School of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. This is effectively … Continue reading

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Leaving the Building: Valedictory Lecture

After nearly 10 years, I am leaving Birkbeck University of London on 2nd October 2020. I will be giving an online Valedictory Lecture on Thursday 1st October – 10.30 to 11.15 on Teams: Looking Forward Looking Back Again. All are … Continue reading

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The New Normal

The New Normal: For Better Or For Worse? The world around us is changing. A “new normal” is emerging driven by the coronavirus pandemic. For most people, many of the changes that they are forced to deal with are challenging … Continue reading

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Lockdown, Isolation & Wellbeing: Thoughts

As this post is written, some news sources report that London is facing an imminent lockdown, possibly before the weekend as PM Johnson prepares new measures to tackle the rapid spread of COV ID-19 in the UK. Lockdown is effectively … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Health & Working Life

Coronavirus, Health & Working Life: Thoughts Without doubt, the challenge that faces us globally as a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus is one of the greatest of our generation. A report published by the COVID-19 Team … Continue reading

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The Three Musketeers

A year or so back, I wrote a short piece in a book that the School of Business, Economics & Informatics, (Birkbeck University of London) put together to mark Professor Phillip Powell’s resignation from his post as its Dean. It … Continue reading

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Occupational Health Psychology: An Agenda

We all want Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) to address relevant real world issues using methods that are fit for purpose. We want to see research, policy and practice intimately related. We want to make a difference. However, there are two important … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Publication Record

Here is a selection of my recent publications from the Centre for Sustainable Working Life, Birkbeck University of London. Together, they give a flavour of the Centre’s research programme. Of course, there are other publications from the Centre and these … Continue reading

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