Rob Briner

Professor of Organisational Psychology
Queen Mary, University of London

Rob is Professor of Organisational 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 well-being, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour.  Beyond academic research Rob helps practitioners and organizations 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 organizational 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.  In 2019 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by HR Magazine and admitted to their Hall of Fame.

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