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Ruth Hartley BSc (Hon), Huddersfield; MSc, Aston; PhD, Loughborough

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Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Ruth has wide ranging interests within Organisational Psychology generally, but her primary research efforts are situated in the areas of health and safety, organisational culture and climate, and effective communication. Her teaching, at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, reflects her broader interests and covers aspects of human resource management, organisational behaviour, and work psychology.

She has worked extensively with the construction industry and has also extended her research into other industries. Ruth is a pragmatist who has a preference for research with clear impact for organisations.

Prior to becoming a lecturer, Ruth worked as a researcher for a number of years, both within academia and as a psychologist for the Health and Safety Laboratory. She has extensive project management experience and familiarity with the application of numerous research methods.

She has worked on projects funded by the Health and Safety Executive, the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Economic and Social Research Council. Her work has appeared in journals such as: Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations and Human Resource Management Journal. In addition, she has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Ruth is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). She has a BSc (Hon.) Psychology, an MSc in Work Psychology and Business (BPS accredited MSc in Occupational Psychology) and is nearing completion of her PhD addressing safety culture and climate within the construction industry.