Well-being at work

The WWK Research Group aligns its research activities with a focus on psychological well-being for individuals at work. This is a key organisational, societal, economic and government priority both within and beyond the UK. Members of the WWK team are mostly chartered and/or registered psychologists, often combining academic careers with professional practice.

WWK is regularly involved in applied organisational-based research, and is interested in developing collaborative relationships with industry, organisations, students and other academics.

WWK is primarily interested in investigating antecedents to well-being in the areas of leadership, the application of new communication technology, work-life balance, counselling/therapeutic interventions, and positive and applied social psychology. Our research is focused on building theory within these domains, but with a firm practitioner thread that allows contributions towards policy initiatives and recommendations to individuals, organisations and society on how to improve occupational health and well-being at work.

Members of the group are involved in the Occupational and Business Psychology MSc and Leadership and Management in Healthcare MSc teaching teams, and often integrate student research with our own activities - applying academic rigour, professional practice and knowledge development under a well-being at work agenda.

Our members

Find out more about the team, our research and publications on our staff profile pages:

We welcome active collaborations to undertake organisational-based research. Please contact Emma Russell (or any of the WWK members directly) if you are:

  • an organisation looking to fund research into understanding how to promote well-being amongst your employees
  • a fellow academic interested in a similar research strand
  • a media organisation interested in an academic perspective on well-being at work issues
  • a prospective PhD student with a good first degree in Psychology, looking for supervision in the area of well-being at work. Bursaries and studentships are provided for exceptional applicants interested in sponsoring our research activities

Our work

For up to date information about our research projects and activity please visit our site, or view our latest newsletters.

Contact us

Email: e.russell@kingston.ac.uk
Phone: 0208 417 5929