Department of People and Organisations

We are developing the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners through our research, industry collaborations and teaching.

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We are experienced in working with businesses across locality and industry, from start-ups, to corporates and governments. 

Our staff members

Professor Steve Woods

Head of the Department of People and Organisations

I am Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology, and Head of the Department of People and Organisations at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. My main research specialism is personality at work and my research in this area focuses on psychometric and personality trait assessment, and personality development and change at work. I also conducts research on recrui...

Stephen Dale

Deputy Head of the Department of People and Organisations

Stephen was called to the Bar as a barrister in 2007.  He has been teaching at the University of Surrey since 2013 and specialises in both Employment Law and Business Law. In addition, Stephen has taught both Contract Law and Employment Law within the School of Law. As a specialist within Employment Law, Stephen has a particular interest in the areas of Nature and Format...

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Gracious growth: Managing the trade-off between corporate greening and corporate growth

With thanks to Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Professor of International Business and Strategy and Head of...


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