Impact and Strategic Partnerships

The Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) regularly engages with a variety of key stakeholders, including policy makers, government agencies, organisations, professional bodies at local and national levels in the UK, in other European countries.


We bring together a multi-disciplinary team, which applies the latest research findings, methods and tools to provide solutions directly related to your needs. Through the IWP you can access the combined expertise of Organisational and Occupational Psychologists, Employment Relations, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Development, Socio-technical Systems specialists and Statisticians.

Our aim is to help you improve organisational practice so as to boost organisational effectiveness and the well-being of those involved. We do this by disseminating the outcome of scientific research through practical application.

Impact cases

Some examples of recent impact cases


We have conducted research, acted as consultants for and worked with a wide variety of local, national and international bodies, including:

  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Royal College of GPs
  • IOSH (Institution for Occupational Safety and Health)
  • European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Work Conditions
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • DWP (Department for Work and Pensions)
  • South Yorkshire Training Partnership for Social Workers
  • BPS (British Psychological Society)
  • EAWOP (European Association for Work and Organizational Psychology)
  • Alliance for Organizational Psychology
  • EAOHP (European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology)
  • Yorkshire & Humber TUC
  • Yorkshire & Humber CIPD
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Novozymes
  • South Yorkshire Housing Association
  • NHS Merseyside
  • West Midlands Police
  • Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS)
  • Microsystems Coaching Academy (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)
  • Flow Coaching Academy (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)
  • RAND Europe

If you are interested in exploring potential research, consultancy, media or other engagement opportunities then please contact:

Kamal Birdi, Professor of Work Psychology and Head of IWP