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  • Monday 12 Dec. 2016

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  • Jobs and Well-Being
    Job Redesign & What Else?


    There is inconsistent evidence that deliberate attempts to improve job design also realise improvements in well-being. We investigated the role of other employment practices, either as instruments for job redesign or as instruments for augmenting the effects of job redesign. Our primary outcome was well-being. We also considered performance as an outcome. We reviewed 33 studies of interventions to examine whether job redesign is facilitated by the presence of other employment practices. We found five classes of intervention: training workers to improve their own jobs; training managers in job redesign; participatory approaches to job redesign; training coupled with job redesign; system wide approaches that simultaneously enhance job design and a range of other employment practices. The studies reviewed also indicated a number of factors associated with the successful implementation of interventions.


    Prof Kevin Daniels
    University of East Anglia
    3.00pm to 4.00pm in 01 AC 02


    Kevin Daniels is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Employment Systems and Institutions Group, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia and the lead for the Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme for the What Works for Wellbeing Centre. Kevin’s areas of interest are work related wellbeing, health and safety. Kevin has led projects funded by Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive amongst others. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and has held or holds editorial positions at British Journal of Management, Human Relations and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.


  • Career Advancement and Development of Women

    Dr Michèle Birtel has lead a team with members from all Faculties, Human Resources, and Equality and Diversity to design a workshop on career advancement and development of women. She and her team have been awarded a Gender Programme Workshop Grant (£1000) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities for the University of Surrey. The workshops will be run in spring 2017.


    • Dr Michèle Birtel, Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (lead)
    • Angela Cousins, Head of Equality and Diversity (speaker)
    • Michael Hassell, Equality and Diversity Adviser (speaker)
    • Tim Parry, Head of Staff and Organisational Development (facilitator)
    • Prof Julie Yeomans, Professor of Ceramic Materials, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (facilitator)
    • Prof Diane Watt, Professor of English Literature, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (facilitator)
    • Prof Angela Druckman, Professor of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Centre for Environmental Strategy (adviser)
    • Rotimi Akinsete, Director of Wellbeing (adviser)


    Dr Michèle Birtel,

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Eating ‘on the go’ could lead to weight gain, new research finds

Researchers from the University of Surrey have found dieters who eat ‘on the go’ may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity. 

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Labels on the front of food packaging can enable healthier choices, new research finds

A team of researchers led by the University of Surrey, has found that front of package nutrition labels can enable consumers to make healthier food choices.

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