Centre for Organizational Health & Well-Being

Centre Staff

An introduction to our staff members:

Professor Susan Cartwright

Director of the Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being

Susan is Director of the Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being and Professor of Organizational Psychology and Well-Being in the Faculty of Health & Medicine. Before joining Lancaster University, she was Professor of Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School where she worked for over 21 years. Susan is the author of over 100 scholarly articles, books and book chapters mainly in the area of occupational stress and well-being, human aspects of mergers and acquisitions and workplace emotions. She has also consulted with major multinationals, government departments and public sector organizations.

Susan is a Fellow and past President of the British Academy of Management and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has been an advisor to the EU, HSE, and more recently a specialist advisor to the RAE Business and Management Panel (2008). Susan was also involved as an expert peer reviewer for Foresight project on Mental Capital and Well-Being commissioned by the Government Office for Science.

Professor Cary Cooper CBE

Founder of the Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being

Cary is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs for Lancaster University and Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health in Lancaster University Management School. He is author of over 100 books on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology. Cary is a Fellow and former President of the British Academy of Management, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the (US) Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health. He is currently Chair of the Sunningdale Institute in the National School of Government in the Cabinet Office and President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and in senior roles in many other organizations.

He was a lead author for the recently published Foresight Report on 'Mental Capital and Wellbeing: Making the most of ourselves in the 21st Century' commissioned by the Government Office for Science.

Dr Alison Collins

Lecturer, Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being

Dr Alison Collins is a lecturer in organisational change and organisational health and wellbeing with a background in occupational psychology. Alison's research specialism centres upon the implicit and explicit contracts employees have with their organization and social relationships at work. Previous research has been in the field of health and safety and organisational health and wellbeing including issues surrounding behavioural change, work life balance, presenteeism, absenteeism, health and injury rates, leadership and organisational culture.

Alison is currently a co-investigator on a 30-month ESRC funded project researching "The Role of Army Reservists: An Analysis of their Experiences and the Attitudes and Perceptions of Civilian Employers, Regulars and Significant Others" and a 6 month British Academy funded project researching "Woodland working: Intergenerational skills gained and shared in the volunteer workforce".

Dr Sabir Giga

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being

Sabir is a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Health and Well-Being. He has researched extensively on workplace bullying and stress, with a particular focus on interventions in health and public sector organisations. Sabir has advised a number of national and international bodies such as the UK Government Office for Science on working hours and mental health, the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on their ‘Stress Management Standards’, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on workplace bullying and the United Nation's International Labour Office on work-related stress and violence.

He is on the Editorial Board of the journal “Work and Stress” (since 2003) and a Principal Investigator on a 30-month ESRC funded project researching “The Role of Army Reservists: An Analysis of their Experiences and the Attitudes and Perceptions of Civilian Employers, Regulars and Significant Others.”

 

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