Professor Fehmidah Munir

Professor of Health Psychology

Our academics are leading the future of social change. Professor of Health Psychology, Fehmidah Munir, discusses how her research on lifestyle behaviours in the workplace is leading positive change for employees nationwide.

Meet Fehmidah

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Fehmidah Munir is a Professor of Health Psychology, in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. She is also the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in a job share role with Professor Paula Griffiths. Together, they provide leadership and oversight on the school’s research and innovation activities.

Supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of emloyees

Fehmidah’ s research expertise is on work and health, from examining lifestyle behaviours in the workplace to the way working conditions and senior management decisions impact on the health and wellbeing of employees. She has attracted over £4 million in research funding to improve the working lives of those with long-term health conditions.

Working with a range of private and public sector employers, employee groups and policy makers, Fehmidah is currently piloting two real-world workplace trials that look to improve the policies and practices around supporting the mental health and wellbeing of employees whilst they are on long-term sick leave and when they return to work.

Fehmidah’s development of evidence-based return-to-work toolkits with her colleagues has led to positive outcomes on the working lives of employees – from those diagnosed with cancer, to those with musculoskeletal problems or poor mental wellbeing. Her toolkits also provide guidance to managers in supporting both the work and wellbeing of their team members.

Read more about Fehmidah's research

Explore Dr Fehmidah Munir's latest research publications

Get in touch

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