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Professor Rob Briner


Professor of Organizational Psychology

Room: Room 4.05, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus
Tel: +44 20 7882 6587
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Student drop-in and feedback hours
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Rob Briner is Professor of Organizational Analysis in the School of Business and Management. He conducts research into several areas of organizational psychology and HR such as work and well-being, the psychological contract, work-nonwork relationships and ethnicity. In addition, he is very active in developing evidence-based practice in management, HR and organizational psychology.

His first degree was in psychology and philosophy (University of Hull) followed by a MSc by thesis about the theory and evidence for the relationship between stress and illness (Durham University).  He completed his PhD at the MRC/ESRC Social and Applied Psychology Unit (now The Institute of Work Psychology) at the University of Sheffield.

Before moving to the University of Bath in 2011 he worked for 20 years in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London where he also served as Director of the PhD Programme, Director of Research and Head of School.

He is also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and the London School of Economics, a Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Business School and Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies.

He was a founding member, Vice-Chair and now Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management ( which, through its teaching, training and dissemination activities aims to help managers make better decisions by adopting the principles of evidence-based practice.  Rob is regularly invited as keynote speaker to discuss evidence based management/HR and has published numerous practitioner articles on the topic.  Rob’s work in this area has led to him being named in 2015 the second Most Influential HR Thinker by HR Magazine and he also in 2014 received the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award.

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