Centre for Organizational Health & Well-Being

Traditional-route PhD Students

Konstantinos Perrotis
Konstantinos Perrotis

Email: Konstantinos Perrotis

I live in Athens and I am currently studying for a PhD (part-time) at Lancaster University. I attended the American University of Greece, Deree College, Athens, Greece, where I graduated in June 2009. At this University I obtained a Bachelor degree (high distinction) in Psychology and two minors, one in Business and one in Economics.

The area of my research is Occupational Stress in the Underwater Mission Unit, Hellenic Coast Guard, Greece. I chose this particular research since firstly it appeals to me and secondly I am employed in the Underwater Mission Unit. Having worked in this unit for six years it became apparent to me that this occupation is confronted with many unique stressors which up until now have been totally neglected from the occupational stress literature and mental health professions.
This research is supervised by Professor Sue Cartwright, Director of the Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being, and Professor Cary L Cooper. My advisor in Greece where I am collecting the data is Dr. Ritsa Fotinatos at Deree College

Blended-learning PhD Students - 2011 Cohort

Siobhan Byrne
Siobhan Byrne

"A mixed method analysis of the mediating effects of social capital on compliance with workplace safety consultation"

Email: Siobhan Byrne

Biography to follow.

David Day
David Day

"Does Parker et al's (2006) organisational safety culture framework transfer into the context of occupational health?"

Email: David Day

Biography to follow.

Judith Marshall-Camm
Judith Marshall-Camm

"Impact of Organisationally Driven Home Working Initiative"

Email: Judith Marshall-Camm

Biography to follow.

Eleanor Rutherford
Eleanor Rutherford

"An exploration of the psychological experiences and coping strategies employed by recent graduates who are experiencing difficulties in establishing their chosen career"

Email: Eleanor Rutherford

Biography to follow.

Bill Taylor
Bill Taylor

"A mixed method analysis of the mediating effects of social capital on compliance with workplace safety consultation"

Email: Bill Taylor

Biography to follow.

Susan Walsh
Susan Walsh

"A qualitative study on the impact of leading an organisational merger on the health and well-being of Scottish public sector Chief Executives"

Email: Susan Walsh

Biography to follow.

Susan Williamson
Susan Williamson

"Predictor and Moderator Effects of Employee Problem-Solving Appraisal on the Relationship between Employee Resilience and Workplace Problem-Solving Performance"

Email: Susan Williamson

Biography to follow.

Blended-learning PhD Students - 2012 Cohort

Simon Daley
Simon Daley

"Exploring the barriers to incident and near miss reporting in the UK offshore oil and gas industry"

Email: Simon Daley

Biography to follow.

Heather Girling
Heather Girling

"Taking control: an option for enhancing line managers wellbeing"

Email: Heather Girling

Self control has been the focus of many studies, yet little research has focused on how this concept could influence the wellbeing and resilience of line managers. To address this gap, this study will bring the theories and strategies for developing self control to the attention of this new audience through a co-operative inquiry methodology.

With the rates of work-related stress, depression and anxiety remaining broadly flat for more than a decade, and time and financial losses from work related illness quoted in the millions (Health and Safety Executive, 2014), the need for effective strategies to manage wellbeing remain a priority.

Janice Haddon
Janice Haddon

"Personality, emotional intelligence and leadership"

Email: Janice Haddon

Biography to follow.

Niamh Imbusch
Niamh Imbusch

"Exploring employee perceptions of mindfulness behavior of leaders and its possible influence for employee engagement within the organisation"

Email: Niamh Imbusch

Biography to follow.

Emma Judge
Emma Judge

"Exploring the relationship between thriving, stress and organizational commitment amongst managers in the UK"

Email: Emma Judge

Emma promotes the skills of thriving, well-being and effectiveness in business and education. She holds degrees in Software Engineering and Psychology and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Emma is interested in how a focus on thriving and flourishing can contribute to reducing stress at work and increase resilience.

Sirkka Jarlvik
Sirkka Jarlvik

"Person-environment fit and how this influences employee mental health and wellbeing at work"

Email: Sirkka Jarlvik

With a background in occupational psychology and currently working as a Business Psychologist in the Middle East within aviation, I have an interested in person-environment fit and how this influences employee mental health and wellbeing at work. In particular how peer support amongst flight crew members influences safety related behaviour through work related commitment. This group of employees are of interest as they work on critical tasks under unique and unstable conditions, such as irregular shifts in a restricted high-risk environment with changing and diverse team members.

In other high-risk organisations (e.g., medical clinics and the offshore gas and oil industry) peer support has been identified as playing a key role in employee work commitment. With this qualitative study I intend to explore how the mental health and wellbeing of pilots is influenced by peer support. It is hoped that the results of this study will inform best practice in aviation safety, as well as lead to additional studies aimed to further clarify the complex link between peer support, health and wellbeing and safety related behaviour.

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