Dr Raymond Randall

Senior University Teacher in Work Psychology

Room: A005
Phone: +44 (0)114 215 7186
Email: r.randall@sheffield.ac.uk


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; and 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.

Professional Qualifications

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

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.

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.

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.

Selected Recent Publications

Fuller, P., Randall, R., Dainty, A., Haslam, R., and Gibb, A. (2019). Applying a longitudinal tracer methodology to evaluate complex interventions in complex settings. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 28(4), 443-452. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2019.1598973.

Randall, R., Nielsen, K., and Houdmont, J. (2018). Process evaluation for stressor reduction interventions in sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31(1), 47-64. DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2018.1480544.

Nielsen, K., Randall, R., and Christensen, K. B. (2017). Do different training conditions facilitate team implementation? A quasi-experimental mixed methods study, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 11(2), 223-247. DOI: 10.1177/1558689815589050.

Houdmont, J. and Randall, R. (2016). Working hours and common mental disorders in English police officers. Occupational Medicine, 66(9), 713-718. DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqw166.

Arnold, J., Randall, R., Patterson, F., Silvester, J., Robertson, I., Cooper, C., Burnes, B., Harris, D., and Axtell, C. (2016) Work psychology: Understanding human behaviour in the workplace (6th edition). Harlow: Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-292-06340-9.