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The Privacy Appraisal Model for Open Plan Offices: Why privacy impairment leads to stress & fatigue at work and what we can do about it

Privacy impairment is a frequently reported issue in open plan offices, yet the consequences on workers’ wellbeing remain unclear. To investigate, the study builds on cognitive appraisal theory and an established privacy regulation model. Results of two surveys (n= 238, 109) on UK office workers showed that unmet privacy needs predict stress, fatigue and dissatisfaction at work. Three environmental variables were found to influence the privacy experience in the office.

Prof David Uzzell giving evidence 30 November 2017

Prof David Uzzell was invited to give evidence to the Commission for the Study of Climate Change of the Congress of Deputies of the Spanish Parliament on 30th November in Madrid.  He was asked to discuss future legislative measures on climate change and energy transitions.   This was attended by members of all the Spanish political parties.

Nothing to wear - University of Sheffield

A selection of recent academic conference presentation and invited talks

Gatersleben, B. (2017). Is nature relaxing or is the built environment boring? British Environmental Psychology Society, Annual conference, London, UK. Invited Keynote.

Gatersleben, B. (2017). Danger and restoration in nature. International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP), a Coruňa, Spain.

Gatersleben, B. (2016). Promoting sustainable lifestyles; is it a moral challenge? 24th IAPS conference, Lund, Sweden. Invited keynote

Jones, C.R., Kaklamanou, D. & Lazuras, L. (2017). Energy security in Greece and Turkey: The importance of pro-environmental and pro-cultural orientations in shaping public concern. International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP), a Coruňa, Spain.

Jones, C.R. & Whittle, C. (2017). Identifying predictors of intentions to use a home energy management system (HEMS) in the UK. WholeSEM annual conference, London, UK. Invited speaker.

Jones, C.R. & Olfe-Kraeutlein, B. (2016). Lay perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CDU) technologies. 14th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (ICCDU), Sheffield, UK. Invited keynote.

Jones, C.R., Olfe-Kraeutlein, B., & Kaklamanou, D. (2016). Lay perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CDU) technologies in the UK and Germany: A qualitative interview study. Society for Risk Analysis: Europe, Bath, UK

Uzzell, D.  (2017) Behavioural Spillover: Carbon-Reduction and the Home-Work Relationship,Going Green Working Group, BPS Division of Occupational Psychology.

Uzzell, D (2017) Designing the Experience / The Experience of Design: A View from Environmental Psychology, Symposium, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University.

Uzzell, D. (2016) Where is the Environment in Environmental Psychology? BrEPS Annual Conference, University of Surrey, UK.

Uzzell, D. & Rathzel, N. (2016) Investigating Transnational Corporations: Barriers to Energy Saving Practices in the Production of Oil and the Construction of Vehicles, 3rd Energy and Society Conference, Leipzig, Germany.

Wyles, K. (2017). What a waste: The human dimension of marine litter. BRLSI World Affairs Talk, Bath, UKInvited speaker.

Wyles K. (2017) Correlations between Human and Environmental Health. South Carolina Aquarium Plastic Pollution Summit, Charleston, USA. Invited co-moderator.

Wyles, K., Hattam, C., White, M., Pahl, S., & Austen, M. (2016). Understanding the importance of nature: Does it influence how restorative an environment can be? International Association of People-Environment Studies Conference (IAPS), Lund, Sweden

Wyles, K., & Pahl, S. (2014). Social science and microplastics. International Symposium on Source, Fate, and Effects of Microplastics in the Marine Environment, Busan, South Korea. Invited speaker.

BPS behaviour change policy briefing documents

Jones, C. (2017). National Union of Students (NUS) Dept. of Sustainability, A-Z of sustainability in the curriculum. Authored section for letter ‘S’ (Social Psychology): 

Jones, C. (2016). ‘Nothing to Wear’ animated film. Produced as part of TRANSFER project): 

Jones, C. (2015). ‘Make it Real’ exhibition. 2-day Interactive Exhibition, held at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre as part of the TRANSFER project.

Wyles, K. J., Hidalgo-Ruz, V., Pahl, S., & Anderson, A. (2015). Social aspects of microplastics in the marine environment. In Kershaw, P.J (Ed.) GESAMP reports & studies series: Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment - a global assessment. GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Protection)

Uzzell. D. (2017). Future legislative measures on climate change and energy transitions. Commission for the Study of Climate Change of the Congress of Deputies of the Spanish Parliament, Madrid, Spain.

Uzzell, D (2017) Designing the Experience / The Experience of Design: A View from Environmental Psychology, Symposium, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Gatersleben. B. (2017). Sustainable lifestyles; an environmental psychology perspectives. Discoveries on your doorstep, University of Surrey, UK.

Wyles, K. (2017). What a waste: The human dimension of marine litter. BRLSI World Affairs Talk, Bath, UK.

Gatersleben, B. (2016). Children in nature, who benefits and how. SWT/Surrey County Council, Forest school event.

Jones, C. (2016). “Urban Turbines: A really big fan”. Presentation on NIMBYism and research into physiological responses to wind turbines as part of University of Sheffield Festival of the Mind, UK.

Uzzell, D. (2016) Psychology for Designers, School of Architecture, King Mongkut’s of University Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Wyles, K. (2016). What is environmental psychology? The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Farnborough, UK.