Dr Raymond Randall
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons).
Senior University Teacher in Work Psychology
+44 114 215 7186
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Sheffield University Management School
Dr. Ray Randall is a Senior University Teacher in Work Psychology. His areas of expertise are in:
- work-related stress and well-being
- organisational change
- intervention process and outcome evaluation
- leadership research
- personnel selection and assessment
He gained a PhD in Applied Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Nottingham.
He completed his BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Reading.
He has led BPS-accredited occupational psychology MSc programmes at both the University of Leicester and Loughborough University (where he designed and developed a new programme).
He is a HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist.
He is co-author of the widely-used textbook Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace.
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Occupational Psychologist.
- BPS Chartered Psychologist
- Full member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology
- BPS Test User Occupational Ability and Personality: Verified Assessor
- Research interests
Ray's research interests focus on interventions that are designed to enhance employee well-being and performance at work.
He is particularly interested in how the processes used to design and deliver interventions influence their outcomes.
His second current strand of research focuses on the assessment and measurement of risks to employee health.
He also maintains an active interest in research into individual differences in personality and ability, and the effects of individual differences in self-awareness.
- Patient and public involvement facilitators: Could they be the key to the NHS quality improvement agenda?. Health Expectations, 23(2), 461-472. View this article in WRRO
- Stress management competency framework in English policing. Occupational Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- UK postal delivery workers’ occupational sun safety : using behavior change theories to identify intervention pathways. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(19). View this article in WRRO
- Applying a longitudinal tracer methodology to evaluate complex interventions in complex settings. European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, 28(4), 443-452. View this article in WRRO
- What Does a Single-Item Measure of Job Stressfulness Assess?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(9). View this article in WRRO
- Process Evaluation for Stressor Reduction Interventions in Sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31(1), 47-64. View this article in WRRO
- Do Different Training Conditions Facilitate Team Implementation? A Quasi-Experimental Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 11(2), 223-247.
- A systematic review of current understandings of employability. Journal of Education and Work, 29(8), 877-901.
- Sun safety in construction: a UK intervention study. Occupational Medicine, 66(1), 20-26.
- Working hours and common mental disorders in English police officers. Occupational Medicine, 66(9), 713-718.
- Politician personality, Machiavellianism, and political skill as predictors of performance ratings in political roles. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 87(2), 258-279.
- Psychosocial risk assessment in organizations: Concurrent validity of the brief version of the Management Standards Indicator Tool. Work & Stress, 27(4), 403-412. View this article in WRRO
- Opening the black box: Presenting a model for evaluating organizational-level interventions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(5), 601-617.
- Overweight and obesity in UK firefighters. Occupational Medicine, 62(5), 362-365.
- The importance of employee participation and perceptions of changes in procedures in a teamworking intervention. Work & Stress, 26(2), 91-111. View this article in WRRO
- Organisational psychosocial hazard exposures in UK policing. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 35(1), 182-197.
- The impact of rater agreeableness and rating context on the evaluation of poor performance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85(1), 42-59.
- Sun safety measures among construction workers in Britain. Occupational Medicine, 61(6), 430-433.
- Does training managers enhance the effects of implementing team-working? A longitudinal, mixed methods field study. Human Relations, 63(11), 1719-1741.
- The role of podcasting in effective curriculum renewal. ALT-J, 18(2), 105-118.
- Conducting organizational-level occupational health interventions: What works?. Work & Stress, 24(3), 234-259.
- The Influence of Employer Support on Employee Management of Chronic Health Conditions at Work. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 19(4), 333-344.
- The mediating effects of team and self-efficacy on the relationship between transformational leadership, and job satisfaction and psychological well-being in healthcare professionals: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(9), 1236-1244.
- Managers' Active Support when Implementing Teams: The Impact on Employee Well-Being. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 1(3), 374-390.
- The development of five scales to measure employees’ appraisals of organizational-level stress management interventions. Work & Stress, 23(1), 1-23.
- The importance of transformational leadership style for the well-being of employees working with older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(5), 465-475.
- The effects of transformational leadership on followers’ perceived work characteristics and psychological well-being: A longitudinal study. Work & Stress, 22(1), 16-32.
- Participants' accounts of a stress management intervention. Human Relations, 60(8), 1181-1209.
- Participants' appraisals of process issues and the effects of stress management interventions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(6), 793-810.
- Selecting doctors for postgraduate training in paediatrics using a competency based assessment centre. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91(5), 444-448.
- Evaluating organizational stress-management interventions using adapted study designs. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 14(1), 23-41.
- The activation of mechanisms linking judgements of work design and management with musculoskeletal pain. Ergonomics, 45(1), 13-31.
- Self-assessment accuracy and assessment centre decisions. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 73(4), 443-459.
- Fire and rescue operational effectiveness: the effect of alternative crewing patterns. Production Planning & Control, 1-12.
- Drivers of change in the UK fire service: An operations management perspective, Public Service Operations Management: A Research Handbook (pp. 139-155).
- Assessing and Addressing the Fit of Planned Interventions to the Organizational Context, Derailed Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well-Being (pp. 107-113). Springer Netherlands
- Process Monitoring in Intervention Research: A ‘Dashboard’ with Six Dimensions, Salutogenic organizations and change (pp. 259-272). Springer Netherlands
- Developing a framework for the "why" in change outcomes: The importance of employees' appraisal of changes, Prerequisites for Healthy Organizational Change (pp. 76-86).
- Developing New Ways of Evaluating Organizational-Level Interventions, Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology (pp. 21-45). Wiley-Blackwell
- Improving Organizational Interventions For Stress and Well-Being Routledge
- A Risk Management Approach to the Prevention of Work Stress, The Handbook of Work and Health Psychology (pp. 191-206). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Research group
Ray has successfully supervised or co-supervised six students who have completed their PhD studies.
These students have focused on a range of topics including employee stress and well-being, unethical behaviour at work, organisational change and the evaluation of complex interventions in work organisations.
He is interested in supervising students in any of these areas but especially those who wish to conduct and evaluate interventions as part of their research.
- Teaching interests
Ray teaches across a range of topics that focus on how good theory and research in psychology can be applied to a range of issues in work organisations.
Much of his teaching focuses on the assessment and management of employee well-being.
This is closely linked to his research into interventions designed to tackle the cause and consequences of problems that place at risk employee well-being (e.g. work-related stress).
He also organises and contributes to modules that focus on the development of leadership attributes and the implementation of evidence-based practice in employee recruitment and selection.