Dr Raymond Randall

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons).

Management School

Senior University Teacher in Work Psychology

+44 114 215 7186

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Dr Raymond Randall
Management School
Room A005
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

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.



  • Arnold J, Randall R, Patterson F, Silvester J, Robertson I, Cooper C, Burnes B, Harris D & Axtell C (2016) Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace. Pearson. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles


Research group

The Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)

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.

PhD Supervision

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.