Julie Dickinson

Julie DickinsonJulie Dickinson is a lecturer in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Her main research interests include remuneration and perceptions of pay fairness, career choice, occupational attitudes in childhood and adolescence, and organisational responses to Global Warming. She has published articles in several learned journals including Employee Relations, the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, the British Journal of Developmental Psychology and the British Journal of Social Psychology. She has held previous lecturing posts at the University of Sussex and Humberside College of Higher Eduction (now part of the University of Lincoln). Julie teaches the module on ‘Organisational Research’

Dickinson completed her PhD Social Psychology at University of Dundee while her BSc Social Psychology is from London School of Economics.

Her publications include:

  • Dickinson, J.E. and J. Dickinson (2006) ‘Local transport and social representations: Challenging the assumptions for sustainable tourism’, Journal of Sustainable Tourism 14(2): 192-208.
  • Dickinson, J. (2006) ‘Employees’ preferences for the bases of pay differentials’, Employee Relations 28(2): 164-183.
  • Gerrard. S. and J. Dickinson (2005) ‘Women’s working wardrobe: a study using card sorts’, Expert Systems: The International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Neural Networks 22(3): 108-114.

Credits to Birkbeck, University of London

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Wendy Dunn

Wendy DunnWendy Dunn is a Professor of Psychology at Coe College. Her research interests concern how people make decisions about others, especially in personnel selection situations. In particular, Dunn is interested in how personality traits, such as conscientiousness and extraversion, are judged by others as being related to performance in jobs of different types. She also investigates how other characteristics, such as physical attractiveness and intelligence are evaluated and how they figure into decision processes. Dunn is just beginning a second line of research looking at how adolescents versus young adults weigh difficult decisions, especially when these involve emotional issues.

Dunn is the author (with Grace Craig, University of Massachusetts Amherst) of Understanding Human Development (soon to come out in 3rd edition from Prentice Hall), and Psychology: Concepts and Applications (with Charles Morris at University of Michigan and Albert Maisto at University of North Carolina, Charlotte), also published by Prentice Hall, as well as an array of student study guides and instructors manuals that accompany various texts in the field of Psychology.

She holds a PhD degree from University of Iowa while both of her BS and MS were completed at Iowa State University. She has been teaching at Coe College since 1980.

Credits to Coe College

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Sarah Farrell

Sara FarrellSarah Farrell is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Coe College. Her research centres on co-worker reactions to employees who exhibit non-required, helpful behaviours in the workplace. In the past, she has focused on how the motives underlying an employee’s organisational citizenship behaviour impact co-worker fairness perceptions of rewards for such behaviour. More recently, Farrell has been investigating co-worker responses to employee pro-social rule breaking behaviours.

Farrell enjoys working with students on research projects that have clear applications in everyday life. She feels that it is most satisfying when students are highly engaged and especially when they risk offering challenges to our hypotheses or research designs.

Farrell began teaching in Coe College in 2006. She finished her PhD at Northern Illinois University; MA at Minnesota State University; and BA from University of Iowa

Credits to Coe College

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Raymond Caldwell

HeadshotRaymond Caldwell is Assistant Dean and Member of the Executive Board of the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck, University of London. He completed his doctorate at London School of Economics, followed by a Research Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. After early career stints in Her Majesties Treasury, Philips Industries and nearly a decade in management consultancy, he joined Birkbeck College in 1993. He has served as Chair of a wide range of college committees as well as the elected role of Head of School.

Throughout his academic career Caldwell has blended theory and practice, working as an academic advisor and consultant in a wide range of industries and he has performed the roles of chairman and non-executive director within limited and listed public companies.

His recent publications include:

  • 2012 “Reclaiming Agency, Recovering Change: An Exploration of the Practice Theory of Theodore Schatzki”, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, (forthcoming)
  • 2012 “Systems Thinking, Organizational Change and Agency: A Practice Theory Critique of Senge’s Leaning Organization”, Journal of Change Management, (forthcoming). (Click here for PDF of the author’s version).

His central interdisciplinary research concern is with rethinking concepts of agency and change in organizational theory after modernism. His work on Foucault builds on and develops ideas from his recently publish book, Agency and Change (Routledge, 2006).

Credits to Birbeck, University of London

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 22 April 2015

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Philip Dewe

Philip DewePhilip Dewe is Vice- Master of Birkbeck and Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the Department of Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London. He graduated with a Masters degree in management and administration from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and with an MSc and PhD (in Organisational Psychology) from the London School of Economics. After a period of work in commerce in New Zealand he became a Senior Research Officer in the Work Research Unit, Department of Employment (UK). In 1980 he joined Massey University in New Zealand and headed the Department of Human Resource Management until joining the Department of Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London in 2000. Research interests include work stress and coping, emotions and human resource accounting. He is a member of the editorial board of Work & Stress and the International Journal of Stress Management and an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Heath Promotion He has written widely in the area of work stress and coping.

His research covers the areas of work stress and coping: particularly the appraisal process and its role in the coping process. More recently, Dewe has been using sequential tree analysis to explore the patterns of coping strategies to gain a better understanding of the way in which different coping strategies are used. This type of analysis has also been extended to exploring components of appraisal and their patterning in relation to the emotional consequences of stress. In addition to his work on stress and coping,  he has also an interest in human resource accounting and the importance of this to human resource professionals.

His recent publications include:

  • Dewe, P., & Trenberth, L. (2012). Exploring the relationship between appraisals of stressful encounters and the associated emotions in a work setting. Work & Stress 26, 1-14
  • Redfern, S., Coster, S., Evans, A., & Dewe, P. (2010). An exploration of personal initiative theory in the role of consultant nurses. Journal of Research in Nursing 15, 435-453.
  • Tootell, B., Toulson, P., Blackler, M & Dewe, P. (2009). Metrics: HRM’s Holy Grail? A New Zealand case study. Human Resource Management Journal 19, 375-392

Credits to Birbeck, University of London

Published: 18 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Chris Dewberry

Chris DewberryChris Dewberry is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Lecturer in Organisational Psychology. He is the Course Director for the University of London postgraduate External Programme courses for which Birkbeck is the lead college. These courses include Postgraduate Diploma’s and MSc’s in Organisational Psychology and in Human Resource Management.

He earned his BA Psychology (Honours) at Pylmouth University in 1977, and his PhD at University College London in 1986.

His teaching responsibilities are in the areas of personnel selection and assessment and research methods. His main research interests are in the application of social-cognitive theories, and theories of self-regulation, to the study of individual differences in proactive cognition, decision-making, and action control. He is also interested in how theory and research in this area can be applied in the in the context of personnel assessment, selection, and development. Recent outputs include a singled authored book, Statistical Methods for Organisational Research: Theory and Practice; and articles in Personality and Individual Differences, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.

Credits to Birbeck, University of London

Published: 17 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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