I was educated at Latymer Upper School, London, and at the University of Nottingham where I eventually joined the academic staff. After 41 years service, I retired from the Chair of Organisational Psychology in 2012.
During my time at Nottingham, I became Head of what was then the Department of Psychology (1994-1998). In 1999, I established the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations as a new international postgraduate research school. I stood down as its Founding Director in 2010 and took a year's sabbatical before retiring from the University in 2012 to join Birkbeck University of London as its new Chair of Occupational Health Psychology & Management.
I was awarded a CBE in the New Years Honours List 2000 for services 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. The following year, 2003, I was made an Honorary Fellow of both the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Dublin) and of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. In 2008, I was presented with an award for a Distinguished Contribution to Occupational Health Psychology jointly by the American Psychological Association, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the US Society for Occupational Health Psychology. In 2012, I was awarded an Honorary Chair in Psychosocial Oncology by the University of Aberdeen and an Emeritus Chair by the University of Nottingham.
I founded the journal Work & Stress in the late 1980s with my colleague, Professor Phillip Dewe, and stood down as its Managing Editor some 27 years later at the end of 2013.
You can find more information on me and my connections on Linkedin and see me on You Tube.
View my Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture "Resilience, People, Organisations and their Communities" on YouTube.
The Centre for Sustainable Working Life (CSWL) was formally established in the School of Business, Economics & Informatics at Birkbeck University of London on 25th June 2013.
I am its first Director. Professor Phillip Dewe was its Deputy Director until his retirement in 2015. Dr Juliet Hassard is now its Deputy Director. Kevin Teoh is currently a Lecturer in the Centre and Drs Magda Marczak and Gianina Postavaru have recently been researchers there. Dr Duncan Jackson, Emma Kinloch and Dr Chris Smewing are Associated Members of CSWL. Dr Sara MacLennan is an Honorary Research Fellow of the School and a member of the Centre.
I hold an Honorary Chair in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Aberdeen. This position supports my role in the METIS Collaboration which is an initiative of the Academic Urology Unit in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine & Dentistry.
METIS is concerned with the psychosocial, organisational and economic perspectives on the patient's journey through cancer. My contribution is currently in relation to cancer survivorship, working life and work participation.
It is currently funded by UCAN, Macmillan in Scotland, NHS Grampian and the ESRC.
At present, METIS is based around a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen and Newcastle and Birkbeck University of London.
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PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE & WELLBEING by PALMER AND GYLLENSTEN: SAGE SAGE are preparing a new academic work, Psychological Resilience & Wellbeing, edited by Stephen Palmer and Kristina Gyllensten, Centre for Stress Management in London, which will be published next month (July 2015) as of the SAGE … Continue reading
ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIALLY STRESSFUL WORK AND ORGANISATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS: THEORY AND METHOD The Fourth Edition of the substantial text The Evaluation of Human Work has just been published edited by the late John Wilson and by Sarah Sharples. This book stands as … Continue reading
THE INFLUENCE OF NURSING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE ON THE QUALITY OF NURSES’ WORKING LIVES IN TAIWAN: A CROSS-SECTIONAL QUANTITATIVE STUDY Our paper describing a quantitative study of the effects of a transformational leadership style, within nursing, on nurses’ working lives has been published … Continue reading
AN AFTERNOON AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE: HRM GARDEN PARTY On 12th May, Sue and I were invited to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace by the Lord Chamberlain on behalf of the Queen. The weather was unexpectedly good and the event most … Continue reading
MEDICAL STUDENTS’ AND DOCTORS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD OLDER PATIENTS AND THEIR CARE IN HOSPITAL SETTINGS: A CONCEPTUALISATION Our paper describing a qualitative study of medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes toward older patients and their health care in hospital settings is to be published in Age & Ageing. The journal has … Continue reading
LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE ACROSS TWO HIERARCHICAL LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP: CONCURRENT INFLUENCES ON WORK CHARACTERISTICS AND EMPLOYEE PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH. Our empirical paper on Leader – Member Exchange (LMX) has now been published in Work & Stress (TF Informa). The journal’s impact factor is: 2.14. It is ranked 18th out of a 181 … Continue reading
DR SARA MACLENNAN IS AWARDED AN HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP BY BIRKBECK UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Dr Sara MacLennan, who helped found The METIS Collaboration and who is now its Co Director, has been awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship by Birkbeck University … Continue reading