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Dr Emma Russell

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology; Head of Wellbeing at Work, Kingston Research Group

About

I am a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Wellbeing at Work, Kingston (WWK) Research Group. I am also the Post-graduate research co-ordinator for the Department of Management.

My research focuses on the relationship between strategies for dealing with work email, and well-being, goal-achievement and personality. This research has been funded by the ESRC, University of Surrey, Richard Benjamin Trust, the private sector, and ACAS. My research has been published in academic journals, conference proceedings, practitioner publications and the broader media. I also manage research and consultancy projects relating to email strategies, leadership development, assessment for selection, and independent evaluations of interventions. My ethos is to encourage a collaborative research approach with end-users, academics, practitioners and policy makers - working together to improve knowledge, wellbeing and performance.

  • BH7708 (30 credit PG module) Psychological Assessment at Work (PAW) Module Leader;
  • BH6007 (30 credit UG Level 6 module) Business Psychology Module Leader;
  • MSc Business and Occupational Psychology course team member;
  • BPS 'Test User: Occupational - Personality' (Level B) qualifications training and verified assessor.
  • PhD Supervisor: Alison Price - daily events as predictors of meaning achievement and positive affect; Gulcihan Oez - ambidextrous leadership for innovation at work; Ruth Abrams - sense-making after cumulative rejection from work interviews.

Areas of specialism

  • Strategies for dealing with email and digital communication at work
  • Affective well-being
  • Event/experience-sampling (diary study) techniques
  • Mixed-methods
  • Multi-level modelling (using ML-Win)
  • Personality profiling - especially using the Hogan suite: HPI, MVPI and HDS, and the 15FQ+
  • Executive coaching and assessment
  • Practitioner collaborations
  • Independent evaluations of practitioner interventions

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology (Warwick: first class)
  • MSc Occupational Psychology (Wales: Distinction)
  • PhD (Surrey)
  • AFBPsyS
  • FHEA

Professional membership

Chartered Psychologist and Full Member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology; Associate Fellow of the BPS; BPS Verifier of Occupational Testing Training courses; BPS Test-User: Occupational - Personality Verified Assessor; HCPC Registered Psychologist; Fellow of the Higher Education Authority; PGCLTHE qualification.

Research

  • Managing work email

  • New technology interruptions

  • Strategic work behaviour in multi-goal environments

  • Measuring affective well-being

  • The role of personality in strategic activity at work (especially trait activation)

  • Leaders with purpose

  • Evaluating interventions at work.

Publications

Number of items: 19.

Article

Russell, Emma, Woods, Stephen A. and Banks, Adrian P. (2017) Examining conscientiousness as a key resource in resisting email interruptions : implications for volatile resources and goal achievement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90(3), pp. 407-435. ISSN (print) 0963-1798

Russell, Emma (2017) Five myths about email at work and how to cope with communications overload. The Conversation,

Russell, Emma and Underwood, Chris (2016) Exploring the role of purpose in leadership. HR Magazine, pp. 46-48. ISSN (print) 0964-8390

Jackson, Tom and Russell, Emma (2015) Four email problems that even titans of tech haven't resolved. The Conversation,

Russell, Emma, Millward Purvis, Lynne and Banks, Adrian (2007) Describing the strategies used for dealing with email interruptions according to different situational parameters. Computers in Human Behavior, 23(4), pp. 1820-1837. ISSN (print) 0747-5632

Book Section

Russell, Emma (2017) Dealing with work email: what are we doing and why are we doing it? In: Niven, Karen , Lewis, Suzan and Kagan, Carolyn, (eds.) Social impact : making a difference with psychology. London, U.K. : Richard Benjamin Trust. pp. 202-209.

Conference or Workshop Item

Abrams, Ruth and Russell, Emma (2017) Making sense of multiple rejections after face-to-face interviews: the significance of feedback on applicant identities. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Price, A and Russell, E (2017) Which day-to-day events drive feelings of meaning, achievement and positive emotion? In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Russell, E., Yarker, J., Waugh, L., Fullman, M. and Memon, A. (2017) A competency-based mixed-methods approach to evaluating a leadership development intervention in the NHS. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Yarker, J. and Russell, E. (2017) The role of ‘purpose’ in top leadership: building an evidence-based model. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Russell, Emma (2016) Individual differences in dealing with email at work. In: E-Resilience Conference 2016: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Building E-Resilience: Managing Technology; 21 Apr 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Russell, Emma, Daniels, Kevin and Harris, Claire (2015) Measuring momentary affective well-being: does shortening a form and altering the rubric change the underlying factor structures of affect? In: 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Respectful and effective leadership - managing people and organizations in turbulent times; 20-23 May 2015, Oslo, Norway.

Russell, Emma and Price, Alison (2015) Successful strategies for managing email and smartphone addiction in the workplace. In: Health and Wellbeing at Work; 03-04 Mar 2015, Birmingham, U.K..

Russell, Emma (2014) Dealing with email at work: bad habits and strategies. In: British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference 2014: Applying the Science of Psychology to Work; 8-10 Jan 2014, Brighton, U.K..

Russell, Emma, Millward Purvis, L.J. and Banks, A. (2005) Strategies for dealing with email interruptions in goal-directed work. In: British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology Conference; 12-14 Jan 2005, Warwick, U.K..

Monograph

Russell, Emma (2017) Strategies for effectively managing email at work. (Project Report) London, U.K. : Acas. 94 p. (no. 06/17) ISBN 9781908370808

Russell, Emma, Yarker, Jo and Abrams, Ruth (2016) Defining a model of leaders with purpose. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Wellbeing at Work Research Group, Kingston Business School, Kingston University. 32 p.

Russell, Emma (2013) Strategies and bad habits in dealing with email at work. (Project Report) Richard Benjamin Trust.

Thesis

Russell, Emma (2006) Strategic activity and email interruptions: the relationship between wellbeing, multi-goal priorities and individual differences in dealing with email interruptions in goal-directed work. (PhD thesis), Surrey University.

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