Professor Kamal Birdi
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Professor in Work Psychology
Head of the Institute of Work Psychology
+44 114 222 3288
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Sheffield University Management School
Dr Kamaljit Birdi gained a PhD in Psychology from The University of Sheffield following an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council, a Chartered Member of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EuroPsy) and an ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Scholar.
In 2010, he was given the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award for his work on training evaluation and innovation.
His areas of expertise are creativity and innovation, training and development and organisational learning. Kamal developed the CLEAR IDEAS app for iPad.
- Research interests
Dr Kamaljit Birdi's current research areas are:
- Creativity and innovation
- Evaluation of training and development activities
- Identifying factors influencing the effectiveness of workplace learning
- Organisational learning
- The effects of ageing in the working population
- Attitudes and behaviour
- CLEAR IDEAS : can idea implementation training enhance the development of new ideas beyond idea generation training?. The Journal of Creative Behavior.
- Factors influencing cross-border knowledge sharing by police organisations : an integration of ten European case studies. Police Practice and Research. View this article in WRRO
- Insights on Impact from the Development, Delivery and Evaluation of the CLEAR IDEAS Innovation Training Model. The European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. View this article in WRRO
- The dimensionality and measurement of destructive instructor-leadership. International Journal of Leadership in Education. View this article in WRRO
- Transformational instructor-leadership and academic performance : a moderated mediation model of student engagement and structural distance. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43(7), 884-900. View this article in WRRO
- 22 reasons why collaborations fail: Lessons from water innovation research. Environmental Science & Policy, 89, 100-108. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Knowledge Sharing Practices and Issues in Policing Contexts. A Systematic Review of the Literature. European Journal of Policing Studies, 3(3), 267-291.
- Knowledge Sharing Practices and Issues in Policing Contexts. European Journal of Policing Studies, 3(3), 267-291.
- The Relationship of Individual Capabilities and Environmental Support with Different Facets of Designers' Innovative Behavior. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33(1), 19-35. View this article in WRRO
- The role of weekly high-activated positive mood, context, and personality in innovative work behavior: A multilevel and interactional model. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
- Policing opportunities and threats in Europe. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26(5), 811-829.
- The role of macro context for the link between technological and organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26(5), 793-810.
- TWO SIDES OF THE INNOVATION COIN? AN EMPRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIVE CORRELATES OF IDEA GENERATION AND IDEA IMPLEMENTATION. International Journal of Innovation Management, 16(01), 1-28.
- Evaluating the impact of TRIZ creativity training: An organizational field study. R and D Management, 42(4), 315-326.
- Two sides of the innovation coin? An emprical investigation of the relative correlates of idea generation and idea implementation. International Journal of Innovation Management, 16(1).
- The relationship between multiple levels of learning practices and objective and subjective organizational financial performance. J ORGAN BEHAV, 31(4), 481-498.
- Developing therapeutic rapport: a training validation study.. Qual Prim Care, 17(2), 99-106.
- Innovation Labs: An examination into the use of physical spaces to enhance organizational creativity.. Creativity and Innovation Management, 18(4), 315-325.
- Leading Edge Interview. Development and Learning in Organisations, 22(6).
- View this article in WRRO The impact of human resource and operational management practices on company productivity: A longitudinal study. PERS PSYCHOL, 61(3), 467-501.
- The role of empathy in establishing rapport in the consultation: a new model.. Med Educ, 41(7), 690-697.
- Learning to perform? A comparison of learning practices and organizational performance in profit- and non-profit-making sectors in the UK. International Journal of Training and Development, 11(4), 265-281.
- A lighthouse in the desert? Evaluating the effects of creativity training on employee innovation. J CREATIVE BEHAV, 41(4), 249-270.
- Forecasting future competency requirements: A three-phase methodology. Personnel Review, 36(1), 65-90.
- HRM as a predictor of innovation. Human Resource Management Journal, 16(1), 3-27.
- Managing People to Promote Innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, 14(2), 118-128.
- Design engineering competencies: Future requirements and predicted changes in the forthcoming decade. Design Studies, 26(2), 123-153.
- No idea? Evaluating the effectiveness of creativity training. Journal of European Industrial Training, 29(2), 102-111.
- Adoption of promising practices: a systematic review of the evidence. INT J MANAG REV, 5-6(3-4), 169-190.
- An investigation of the contents and consequences of major organizational innovations. International Journal of Innovation Management, 6, 343-368.
- Predicting three levels of training outcome. J OCCUP ORGAN PSYCH, 72, 351-375.
- Employee age and voluntary development activity. International Journal of Training and Development, 2(3), 190-204.
- The theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behaviour as a function of job control. BRIT J HEALTH PSYCH, 3, 265-275.
- Age and physical fitness as predictors of serial choice responding: The influence of task demands and motor function. APPL COGNITIVE PSYCH, 12(1), 21-34.
- Correlates and perceived outcomes of four types of employee development activity. J APPL PSYCHOL, 82(6), 845-857.
- Age differences in reactions to errors in computer-based work. BEHAV INFORM TECHNOL, 16(6), 309-319.
- Ageing and errors in computer-based work: An observational field study. J OCCUP ORGAN PSYCH, 70, 35-47.
- Correlates and perceived outcomes of 4 types of employee development activity.. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82(6), 845-857.
- Clinician beliefs underlying autopsy requests.. Postgrad Med J, 72(846), 224-228.
- Age differences in three components of employee well-being. APPL PSYCHOL-INT REV, 44(4), 345-373.
- How do clinicians learn to request permission for autopsies?. Med Educ, 29(3), 231-234.
- Participatory creativity training and creativity self-concepts of students in specialist arts higher education. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology.
- Evaluation of training and development: an opportunity for a systems review?. EWOP in Practice, 3(1).
- Creativity Training In Shipton H, Budhwar P, Sparrow P & Brown A (Ed.), Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance (pp. 298-312). London: Palgrave Macmillan. View this article in WRRO
- Training In Zibarras L & Lewis R (Ed.), Work and Occupational Psychology: Integrating Theory and Practice London: SAGE.
- A Walk on the Safe Side: The Implications of Learning Theory for Developing Effective Safety and Health Training, International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2006 (pp. 1-44). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Learning Organizations SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Training In Lewis R & Zibarras L (Ed.), Work and Occupational Psychology: Integrating Theory and Practice (pp. 343-390). Sage Press
Conference proceedings papers
- Organisational Change in Police Organisations: Lessons from the Intelligence Centralisation Case Study (Poster). IWP Conference Programme
- Practice What You Preach: Instructors As Transformational Leaders In Higher Education Classrooms. Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2014(1) (pp 17327-17327)
- Collaborative innovation in the Water Industry: How to make it happen
- Exploring the role of lived experience in mental health training: A scoping project
- Effectiveness of Knowledge Sharing in Police Organisations – Diagnostic Instrument (EKSPO-DI).
- Knowledge sharing capabilities and best practices in Police Organisations: A study of policing in ten European Countries. 1st Cross-country comparison interim report.
- Knowledge sharing practices and issues in policing contexts. A systematic review of the literature.
- Knowledge sharing capabilities and best practices in Police Organisations: A study of policing in ten European Countries. 2nd Cross-country comparison interim report.
Software / Code
- Who’s in the know? An international study of the knowledge sharing effectiveness of European police organisations. The B.P.S. Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2013.
- From ideas to innovations: A review of creativity training. The B.P.S. Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2012.
- Evaluation of the Sheffield City Leaders Programme. The 2nd Biennial Institute of Work Psychology Conference on Work, Well-being & Performance..
- Innovative work behaviour engagement: Testing a multilevel and interactional model.
- The power of momentary feelings and their dispositional correlates over innovative work behaviour.
- Job satisfaction as a joint function of support for innovation and organizational identification. European Association of Work and Organisational Psychologists Conference.
- The Taxonomy of Training and Development Outcomes (TOTADO): A new model of training evaluation. The B.P.S. Occupational Psychology Conference Book of Abstracts 2010.
- Popular Manager Practices: Which work and which don't?. CIPD HRD 2008 Conference ExCel.
- Evaluating effectiveness: the taxonomy of training and development outcomes (TOTADO). Presentation at the 2nd Brazilian Work and Organisational Psychology Conference.
- From ideas to innovations? Examining the effectiveness of creativity training. 2nd Brazilian Work and Organisational Psychology Conference.
- Who learns wins? Organisational learning practices, innovation and organisational performance.. 2nd Brazilian Work and Organisational Psychology Conference.
- Diversity? What difference does that make? An evaluation of a diversity training programme. The B.P.S Division of Occupational Psychology Conference Book of Proceedings.
- The value of evaluation: The taxonomy of training and development outcomes (TOTADO). 30th Congress of the Society of Interamerican Psychologists.
- Enhancing Innovation: New Times Demand New Ways of Thinking.
- Who learns wins? Investigating the relationship between organizational learning practices, innovation and financial performance.
- The emergence of Creativity Retreat Centres: An evaluation of a new approach for enhancing innovation.
- Does HRM promote organisational innovation? Creating a positive learning environment to facilitate local-level change. CIPD Professional Standards Conference.
- Individual, team and organisational learning practices and organisational performance.
- Research group