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Rob Briner is professor of organizational psychology at Queen Mary, University of London and also scientific director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management. His research has focused on several topics including wellbeing, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour.
Beyond academic research Briner helps practitioners and organisations make better use of evidence, including research evidence, in decision-making as well as encouraging academics to make research more accessible.
He has written for and presented to practitioners on many aspects of HR and organisational psychology and is now involved in many initiatives aimed at developing and promoting evidence-based practice. He has received several awards for his work in this area including the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award in 2014 and topped HR magazine’s Most Influential Thinker list in 2016.
Briner is author of What is employee engagement and does it matter? An evidence-based approach which he also presented at the Employee Engagement Summit.