Dr Chris Stride

Senior Lecturer (Statistician)

Room: B024
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3262
Email: c.b.stride@sheffield.ac.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sportingstatues
Blog: http://www.figureitout.org.uk
Chris Stride  

As an applied statistician Chris researches and publishes across a wide range of social science disciplines. He has particularly developed skills in the analysis of complex multilevel and longitudinal data, and is an expert user of statistical software packages SPSS, Mplus and R. He is especially interested in the use of statistical methods to support and add rigour to research in areas where advanced quantitative analysis would typically be considered an anathema.

Alongside his research and teaching within IWP and more widely within SUMS, Chris has carried out statistical consultancy projects and advanced methods training for a wide variety of public and private sector organisations around the world.


Chris is strongly committed to furthering the statistical knowledge and practical analysis skills of both students and academics. He believes it to be essential to improving both the rigour of social science research generally, and the potential for department members to publish high quality research in the best journals.

He currently teaches multivariate statistics modules MGT6167 and PSY6010 in semester 1; advanced multivariate statistics module PSY6210 in semester 2, and a 3-day course for both M.Sc Occupational Psychology and M.Res Psychology students in the use of SPSS statistical software to manage and analyse data. Chris aims to teach the techniques and interpretation first, so they are understood before the complementary but distinct skill of using the software to run analyses is mastered. He also runs day-schools in Data Management, Multilevel Modelling and Structural Equation Modelling as part of the Social Science Faculty DTC Advanced Quantitative Methods module for Social Science postgraduate students from the White Rose DTC.

In addition Chris offers a Statistics Clinic for postgraduate students from the Sheffield University Management School; this is held every Friday am. Please email c.b.stride@sheffield.ac.uk to make an appointment.


Specific projects that Chris is currently working on include:

  • The effects of perfectionism on well-being
  • Cheating in sport; is it a team, individual or circumstantial act?
  • From pitch to plinth; a study of statues of sportsmen and sportswomen (see http://www.sportingstatues.com)
  • The psychology of nostalgia and the use of nostalgia branding
  • The effect of the built environment and residential outdoor space upon well-being in older people


Bindl, U. K., Unsworth, K., Gibson, C. & Stride, C. (2018) Job Crafting Revisited: How individual needs and moods differentially influence active changes at work. Journal of Applied Psychology
Harris, P. R., Griffin, D. W., Napper, L., Schüz, B., Bond, R., Stride, C. & Brearley, I. (2018) Individual Differences in Self-Affirmation: Distinguishing Self-Affirmation from Positive Self-Regard. Self and Identity
Van Hooff, L. M. M., Flaxman, P., Söderberg, M., Stride, C. B. & Geurts, S. (2018) Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction, Recovery State, and Recovery Timing. Human Performance, 31, 2
Day, M. R., Thompson, A. R., Poulter, D. R., Stride, C. B., & Rowe, R. (2018) Safety improvement over the first three months of driving: A qualitative study. Accident Analysis and Prevention
Stride, C. B. & Vandenberg, L. (2018) The art of face-saving and culture-changing: sculpting Chinese football’s past, present and future. Sport in Society
Flaxman, P., Stride, C. B., Söderberg, M., Lloyd, J., Guenole, N., & Bond, F. W. (2017) Relationships between two dimensions of employee perfectionism, postwork cognitive processing, and work day functioning. European Journal of Work Psychology.
Niessen, C., Mäder, I., Stride, C., & Jimmieson, N. (2017) Thriving when exhausted: The role of perceived transformational leadership. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 103B, 41-51 Stride, C. B., Thomas, F. E. & Chamorro, A.M. (2017) Commemorating Tragic Heroes: Statuary of Soccer Players Who Died Mid-Career. Soccer & Society
Stride, C.B., Catley, N. & Thomas, F.E. (2017) The Boss in Bronze: Three Statues of Brian Clough. In Haxall, D., ed. Picturing the Beautiful Game. Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK.
Eiser, C., Stride, C.B., Vora, A., Goulden, N., Mitchell, C., Buck, G., Adams, M. & Jenney, M.E.M. (2017) Prospective evaluation of quality of life in children treated in UKALL 2003 for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): A cohort study. Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Town, J., Abbass, A., Stride, C., & Bernier, D. (2017) A randomized controlled trial of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression: the Halifax depression study. Journal of Affective Disorders.
Chang, B., Webb, T. L., Benn, Y., & Stride, C. (2017) Which factors are associated with monitoring goal progress? Frontiers in Psychology.
Stride, C. B. & Thomas, F. E. (2017) Tension in the Union of Art and Sport: Competition for Ownership of the Baseball Statuary and its Influence Upon Design. NINE.
Selenko, E., Maekikangas, A.M., & Stride, C. B. (2017) Does job insecurity threaten who you are? Introducing a social identity perspective to explain well-being and performance consequences of job insecurity. Journal of Organisational Behaviour
Biggart, L., Corr, P., Fletcher, C., Stride, C., Schofield, G. & Petrides, K.V. (2016) Can Emotional Intelligence be trained? Preliminary results from a randomised control trial. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 468-469.
Harries, T., Eslambolchilar, P., Rettie, R., Stride, C., Walton, S. & van Woerden, H. (2016) Effectiveness of a smartphone app in increasing physical activity amongst male adults: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 16, 925
Guimares, G., Stride, C. & O’Reilly, D. (2016) Brand Promise and Brand Community: Insights from a Survey of Online Community Members. Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal, 6(2), 137-157
Jayawardhena, C., Morrell, K., & Stride, C. B. (2016) Towards an understanding of Ethical Consumer purchase behaviour: Determinants and Managerial Implications. Journal of Marketing Management, 32(7-8), 777-805
Mason, S., O'Keeffe, C., Carter, A. & Stride, C. (2016) The Junior Doctor Training journey: a longitudinal study of change in confidence, competence and well-being and the impact of Emergency Medicine placements. Emergency Medical Journal, 33(2), 91-98
Breeze, P., Squires, H., Chilcott, J., Stride, C., Diggle, P. J., Brunner, E., Tabak, A., & Brennan, A. (2015) A statistical model to describe longitudinal and correlated metabolic risk factors for applications to type 2 diabetes prevention policies and programmes: the Whitehall II Prospective Study. Journal of Public Health.
Stride, C. B. & Thomas, F. E (2015) The Apprentice: how to be hired, not fired. Significance 12(2), 20-24
Stride, C. B., Thomas, F. E. & Ramshaw G. (2015) Standing out from the crowd: imaging baseball fans through sculpture. The International Journal of the History of Sport
Croft, S., Stride, C.B., Maughan, B., Rowe, R. (2015) Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in preschool children. Pediatrics
Burton, E. J., Mitchell, L. & Stride, C. B. (2015) Bed of roses? The role of garden space in older people’s wellbeing. Urban Planning and Design. http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/udap/fasttrack.
Piotrowska, P., Stride, C. B. & Rowe, R. (2015) Income gradients within child and adolescent antisocial behaviours. British Journal of Psychiatry
Piotrowska, P.J., Stride, C.B., Croft, S., & Rowe, R. (2015). Socioeconomic status and antisocial behaviour among children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review 35, 47–55
Stride, C.B., Williams, J., Moor, D., & Catley, N. (2015) From sportswear to leisurewear: the evolution of English Football League shirt design in the replica kit era. Sport in History 35(1), 156-194.
Stephan, U, Uhlaner, L. & Stride, C. B. (2014) When do Individuals Engage in Social Entrepreneurship? The Role of Institutional Voids, Institutional Support and Institutional Configurations. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(3) 308-331
Stride, C. B. , Thomas, F. E. & Smith, M. M. (2014) Ballplayer or Barrier Breaker? Branding Through the Seven Statues of Jackie Robinson. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 31(17): 2164-2196
Mason, S., O'Keeffe, C., Carter, A., O'Hara, R., & Stride, C. (2013) An evaluation of foundation doctor training: a mixed-methods study of the impact on workforce well-being and patient care [the Evaluating the Impact of Doctors in Training (EDiT) study]. Health Services Delivery Research, 1(15)
Harries, T., Eslambolchilar, P., Stride, C., Rettie, R. & Walton, S. (2013). Walking in the Wild – Using an Always-on Smartphone Application to Increase Physical Activity. Proceedings of the International Federation for Information Processing Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013 (INTERACT 2013), Part IV, LNCS 8120, 19-36
Greaves, M., Zibarris, L. & Stride, C. B. (2013) Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to explore environmental behavioural intentions in the workplace. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 34, 109-120
Sheehan, B., Burton, E., Wood, S. J. and Stride, C. B. (2013) Evaluating the Built Environment in Inpatient Psychiatric Wards. Psychiatric Services. 64(8), 789-795
Piotrowska, P., Stride, C. B. & Rowe, R. (2013) Social gradients in child and adolescent antisocial behaviour: A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 1: 38
Ball, K. S., Daniel, E. & Stride, C. B. (2013) Dimensions of employee privacy: an empirical study. Information, Technology and People, 25(4): 376-394
Stride, C. B. , Wilson, J. P. & Thomas, F. E. (2013) From pitch to plinth: documenting the UK’s football statuary. Sculpture Journal, 22(1): 146-161
Stride, C. B. , Wilson, J. P. & Thomas, F. E. (2013) Honouring heroes or Branding in Bronze: theorising the UK’s football statuary. Sport in Society 16(6): 749–771
Stride, C. B., Turner, N., Reich, T., Clegg, C. & Murphy, P. (2013) Negative Safety Events as Predictors of Perceived Barriers to Employee Safety Performance. Safety Science, 53, 45-50.
Wood, S. J., Stride, C. B. & Johnson, S. (2012) Personal and Team Morale in Health Services: Distinctive and Measurable Concepts. Journal of Health Management, 14(4), 535-557
Eiser, C., Stride, C., Vora, A., Richards, S., Goulden, N. & Jenney, M. (2012) Prospective evaluation of quality of life (qol) in children treated in UKALL 2003 for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (all): a cohort study. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 59(6):1008-1009
Totterdell, P., Hershcovis, S., Niven, K., Reich, T., & Stride, C. B. (2012) Can employees be emotionally drained by witnessing unpleasant interactions between co-workers? A diary study on emotion regulation. Work & Stress, 26(2), 112-119
Norman, P., Conner, M. T. & Stride, C. B. (2012) Reasons for binge drinking among undergraduate students: An application of behavioural reasoning theory. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17(4), 682-698
Town, J. M., Hardy, G. E., McCullough, L. E. & Stride, C. B. (2012) Patient affect experiencing following therapist interventions in short-term dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research. 22(2), 208-219
Stride, C. B. , Thomas, F. E., Wilson, J. P. & Pahigian, J. (2012) Modeling stadia statue subject choice in US baseball and English soccer. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 8(1), 1-36
Beleska-Spasova, E., Glaister, K. & Stride, C. B. (2012) Resource determinants of export performance. Journal of World Business, 47, 635-647
Johnston, A., Huggins, R., and Stride, C. (2012) Knowledge networks and universities: Locational and organisational aspects of knowledge transfer interactions. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 24(7), 475-501
Holman, D., Totterdell, P., Axtell, C., Stride, C. B., Port, R., Svensson, R., & Zibarris, L. (2012) Job Design and the Employee Innovation Process: The Mediating Role of Learning Strategies. Journal of Business and Psychology, 27(2), 177-191
Mason, S., O’Keeffe, C., Knowles, E., Bradburn, M., Campbell, M., Patterson, M., Stride, C., Rick, J., Coleman, P. & O’Hara, R. (2012) A pragmatic quasi-experimental multi-site community intervention trial (NEECaP) evaluating the impact of Emergency Care Practitioners in different UK health settings on patient pathways. Emergency Medicine Journal, 29(1), 47-53
Turner, N., Stride, C. B., Carter, A. J., McCaughey, D. & Carroll, A. E. (2012) Job Demands-Control-Support Model and Employee Safety Performance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 45, 811-817
Challenger, R., Leach, D. J., Stride, C. B. & Clegg, C. (2011) A new model of job design: Initial evidence and implications for future research. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 22(2), 197-212
Burton, E. J., Mitchell, L. & Stride, C. B. (2011) Good places for ageing in place: development of objective built environment measures for investigating links with older people’s wellbeing. BMC Public Health, 11, 839-851
Wood, G., Dibben, P., Stride, C. & Webster, E. (2011) HRM in Mozambique: homogenization, path dependence or segmented business system? Journal of World Business, 46, 31-41
Niven, K., Totterdell, P., Stride, C. & Holman, D. (2011) Emotion Regulation of Others and Self (EROS): The Development and Validation of a New Measure. Current Psychology, 30(1), 53-73
Wood, S. J., Stride, C. B., Threapleton, K., Wearn, E., Nolan, F., Osborn, D., Paul, M., & Johnson, S. (2011) Demands, control, supportive relationships and well-being amongst British mental health workers. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46(10), 1055-1068
Dupré, K. E., Barling, J., Turner, N., & Stride, C. B. (2010) Comparing perceived injustices from supervisors and romantic partners as predictors of aggression. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(4), 359-370
Inness, M., Barling, J., Turner, N., & Stride, C.B. (2010) Transformational leadership and employee safety performance: A within-person, between-job design. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(3), 279-290
Waterson, P., Griffiths, P., Stride, C. B., Murphy, J., Durbridge, M., & Hignett, S. (2010) Psychometric Properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety: Findings from the UK. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 19(5), 1-5
Shepherd, C., Clegg, C., & Stride, C. B. (2009) Opening The Black Box: A Multi-Method Analysis Of An Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation. Journal of Information Technology 24(1), 81-102
Clarke, S., Norman, J., & Stride, C. B. (2009) Criteria for a tournament: the World Professional Snooker Championship. Journal of the Operational Research Society 60(12), 1670-1673
Cammiss, S. & Stride, C. B. (2008) Modelling Mode of Trial. British Journal of Criminology, 48(4), 482-501
Tucker, S., Chmiel, N., Turner, N., Hershcovis, S., & Stride, C. B. (2008) Perceived organizational support for safety and employee safety voice: The mediating role of co-worker support for safety. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13, 319-330
Birdi, K., Clegg, C., Patterson, M., Robinson, A., Stride, C. B., Wall, T. D., & Wood, S. J. (2008). The impact of human resource and operational management practices on company productivity: A longitudinal study. Personnel Psychology, 61(3), 467-501

See here for a full list of publications

Recent invited papers and keynote Lectures

Town, J. M., Stride, C., & Abbass, A. A. (2017) Predicting change in depression with Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression. Society for Psychotherapy Research, 48th International Annual meeting.Toronto, Canada, June 2017

Town, J. M., Abbass, A. A., Stride, C. B., & Bernier, D. (2017) Restructuring fragility: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Treatment Resistant Depression. Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Annual Lecture. London, UK, March 2017.

Stride, C.B. (2017) Madchester, so much to answer for: Rave culture as a catalyst for the modern replica kit industry. International Football Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, June 2017.

Stride, C.B. & Catley, N. (2017) Shirt tales: why adults adopted the replica football kit. Social History Society Conference, London, April 2017.

Bindl, U., Unsworth, K., Gibson, C. & Stride, C.B. (2017) Job Crafting Revisited: How individual needs and moods differentially influence active changes at work. POS Research Conference, University of Michigan, May 2017.

Stride, C.B. & Catley, N. (2016) Dressed-up for the cup: was big match fancy-dress the gateway to replica football shirt culture? Committee for European Sport History annual conference, Leicester, September 2016.

Stride, C.B. & Catley, N. (2016) Dawn of the Replicas: When and Why Adults Started to Wear Replica Football Shirts. British Society of Sports History annual conference, Edinburgh, September 2016.

Long, K., Gunanti, I., Mora, G., Sanchez, J., Stride, C., Hutmacher, M., & Zamora, S. (2016) Modeling causal pathways linking pathogen-specific infection and impaired growth among children in Bangladesh and Kenya. Gates Foundation Conference, July 2016.

Stride, C.B. (2016) Football culture as sculpture: an analysis of the world’s soccer statues. The Beautiful Game conference, Basel, July 2016.

Piotrowska, P., Rowe, R., & Stride, C. (2016) Born to Drive? The behavioural genetics of driving behaviour. International Society for Research on Aggression 2016 meeting, Sydney, July 2016.

Flaxman P., Stride, C.B. & Carmichael, S. (2016) School Teachers’ Experiences of the Christmas Vacation: The Role of Work-Related Perseverative Cognition and Psychological Need Fulfilment. IWP International Conference, Sheffield, June 2016.

Town, J., Abbass, A., Stride, C., & Bernier, D. (2016) The Efficacy of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Treatment Refractory Depression: The Halifax Depression Study. Society for Psychotherapy Research, 47th International Conference. Jerusalem, Israel, June 2016.

Piotrowska, P., Stride, C., Maughan, B., Goodman, R., & Rowe, R. (2016) Heterogeneity in antisocial behaviour: validating the structure in a representative sample of children and adolescents. Life History Research Society Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, May 2016.

Biggart, L., Ward, E., Stride, C., Schofield, G., Corr, P. & Fletcher, C. (2015) Is Emotional intelligence training associated with reduced stress and burnout in child and family social workers? Results from a UK randomized control trial. 6th European Conference for Social Work Research, Lisbon, April 2016.

Stride, C.B. (2014) Immortalising Football’s Fallen: The Statues of Antonio Puerta and Dragan Mance. Football, Culture and Fiction conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, November 2014

Stride, C.B. (2014) Replicas, retro-replicas and all things in between: football shirt design in a climate of decline. British Society of Sports History annual conference, Leeds, September 2014.

Carmichael, S., Flaxman P., & Stride, C.B. (2014) The Influence of Perfectionism on Employees’ Work Day and Evening Well-Being: A Day-Level Study of British Workers, IWP International Conference, Sheffield, June 2014.

Key Projects / Grants

Title/ Description Awarding body Dates People Involved Amount
Identifying the mechanisms linking socioeconomic status and child antisocial behaviour Nuffield Foundation 2016-2018
Reducing newly-qualified driver crash risk: Identifying behavioural targets MRC 2016-2018
EDiT (Evaluation of Junior Doctors in Training) SDO 2008-2011  

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

I have performed statistical consultancy for a wide range of public and private sector organisations, including Barclays Bank, the Department for Education, and the NHS. I have also acted as an expert advisor to national government data collection projects, including the English Housing Survey.

I have provided advanced methods training at over 100 UK, European, American and Australian universities; at international conferences; and as public courses.

Current chairs/boards

  • Chartered Statistician and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Chartered Scientist
  • ASSESS (UK SPSS Users’ Group) Committee member and Trainer
  • British Society of Sport History Committee member and webmaster

Editorial work

    Associate Editor: Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports