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1 The Institute Professor Tom Cox CBE Head of School

2 Presentation Institute Who and what it is Postgraduate education programme Research

3 Institute of Work, Health & Organisations International postgraduate research school in applied psychology Healthy People, Healthy Organisations & Healthy Communities The Person The Organisation The Community Design: structures Management: functions Development and interventions Cognition, learning and experience Behaviour (and performance) Health and safety

4 A Brief History Established in 1998 from merger of WHO Centre for Organisational Health & Development (School of Psychology) and Centre for Health Services Management (Business School) Independent school within the Faculty of Law, Social Sciences & Education: 2002 With the School of Psychology formed the Universitys psychology group for UK governments Teaching Quality Assessment (1998): 24/24 (with commendation for teaching) Returned with Business School in Research Assessment Exercise (2002): 5B rating (international research) Has had a presence in Kuala Lumpur (UNMC) since 2006

5 Aims To be a centre of excellence in research in applied psychology and related areas To be a provider of quality postgraduate education To be active in information dissemination and policy research and development To promote international collaboration in education and applied research To be truly international …

6 International Perspective WHO Collaborating Centre in Occupational Health (re- designated 2006): Lead organisation for several task forces including PRIMAT (SALSTA funded) Founder organisation: European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology Developing physical base for education and research in Kuala Lumpur through University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Topic Centre for Good Practice in the Management of Work Stress (1999-2001) Topic Centre for Good Practice, Systems and Programmes in Occupational Safety and Health (2002-2008) European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao European Commission: Lead organisation for PRIMA project (2006-2008) International Test Commission (ITC)

7 The Institute of Work, Health & Organisations Asian Studies in Applied Psychology Nottingham Campus Health & Clinical Psychology Occupational Health Psychology Organisational & Social Psychology Malaysia Campus

8 People Chairs Professor Tom Cox Professor Amanda Griffiths Professor Nadina Lincoln Professor John Richards Chair vacancy (UoN) Reader & Associate Professors Dr Phil Leather Dr Neil Coulson Dr Sara Cox Dr Nigel Hunt Dr Stavroula Leka Lecturers Dr Angeli Santos Dr Iain Coyne Dr Heather Buchanan Dr Hazel Ramos (UNMC) Two lectureship vacancies (UNMC) Jonathan Houdmont Dr Fiona Gavin Kisane Prutton Chris Smewing Dr Thomas Schroeder Dr Shirley Thomas Dr Jamie McNiven Clinical staff (seconded) Louise Braham Rachel Sabin-Farrell Phil Brewin Nick Moore Administrative Staff Joan Leake (Institute Manager) Angela Lindley (Secretary/Finance) Vanessa Ziegler (Reception) Christine Dexter (Finance) Sheila Templer (DClin Psy) Anna Pelekanou (DClin Psy) Mary Tisserand (Work & Stress) Sarah Crane (Web Administrator) Special Professors: Professor Sayeed Khan Professor David Bartram Professor Gerard Zwetsloot Professor Margaret Cork Senior Researchers: Dr Anne Kouvonen Dr Ruth Parry Dr Maria Karanika

9 Education Programme

10 Institute of Work, Health & Organisations Provides quality postgraduate education and research training (24/24: TQA) Critical mass of postgraduate students (170): postgraduate research institute: small group feel Teaching closely aligned with research Recognised professional courses E-learning platform

11 PG Education Portfolio MSc courses organised in 3 clusters: –occupational psychology (BPS) –work and organisational psychology –management psychology –occupational health psychology (ES, EA-OHP, NIOSH) –e-learning occupational health psychology (ES, EA-OHP, NIOSH) –occupational health and safety leadership (IOSH) –workplace health (IOSH) –health psychology (BPS) –health promotion and psychology –rehabilitation psychology –clinical neuro psychology (BPS) –applied neuro psychology –Doctorate in clinical psychology (BPS) MPhil & PhD research programmes, supported by: –MSc in psychological research methods (ESRC)

12 TLAC Architecture Director of Teaching Dr Neil Coulson Chair TLAC Dr Sara Cox Course Directors Director PDC Professor John Richards External Examiners Director Student Support Dr Iain Coyne Senior Tutor Dr Heather Buchanan Chief Assessment Officer Dr Phil Leather

13 Course Directors ClusterCourseDirector OHPOccupational Health PsychologyLeka Occupational Health Psychology (International) Houdmont Occupational Health & Safety Leadership (UNMC) Santos Workplace HealthGriffiths H&CPHealth PsychologySCox Health Promotion & PsychologyCoulson Rehabiltation PsychologyThomas D Clinical PsychologySchroder Applied & Clinical Neuro PsychologyLincoln

14 Course Directors ClusterCourseDirector OSPOccupational PsychologyLeather Work & Organisational PsychologyCoyne Management Psychology (UoN and UNMC) Richards IWHO UG (BSc)Applied Psychology & Business (UNMC)Santos ResearchPsychological Research MethodsHunt PhD and MPhilAll

15 Professional Development Centre Including: CV development Job search and interview skills Consultancy skills Risk assessment for work stress BPS Level A and B Training

16 University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus

17 International Square 2008 International House The Institute

18 Career Opportunities Independent (chartered) psychologists: all areas Consultancies in psychology (SHL, WaterforFish, Professional Minds, Affinity, Cubiks) Other business consultancy organisations (management consultants, accountancies) Professional, industrial and commercial organisations –Human Resource Management (HRM) –Other specialist management (selection, training, health & safety, health promotion, organisational development) –Professional and industry bodies (RSSB) National Health Service and health bodies (clinical or health psychologist, public health specialist, health promotion) National government departments and agencies (HM Prison Service, Police, Defence, Health, DTI, HSE, ORR) European government and international bodies (eg WHO, ILO) Local government bodies Academia: research & teaching Opportunities in the Institute

19 Research

20 Institute of Work, Health & Organisations Healthy People, Healthy Organisations & Healthy Communities Research focused on psychological, social and organisational issues in relation to occupational and public health and the healthiness of organisations and on the provision of health services and organisational development Foundation areas: social and organisational psychology, occupational health psychology, health psychology and clinical psychology Making a difference ….

21 Institute of Work, Health & Organisations Research managed through the three clusters: –Occupational health psychology (Griffiths) –Organisational and social psychology (Leather) –Health and clinical psychology (Lincoln)

22 Institute of Work, Health & Organisations PERSON WORKING & LIVING CONDITIONS Organisational and Community Context Safety at work Occupational health Health-related behaviour Sexual and reproductive health Organisational behaviour Healthiness of organisations Physical environment Social environment Psychosocial factors Individual differences Age Diversity Wider Environments

23 Thank You

24 Studying as a Postgraduate

25 Key Issue Learning vs Being taught You take responsibility for your learning: –Engage –Commit and put in effort –Get organised and plan –Actively manage your learning We provide a good learning environment and learning resources

26 Suggestions Take this opportunity seriously: beginning of professional career ~ trainee applied psychologist We expect mature and professional behaviour Make sure that you understand your course and what is involved in completing it successfully Use the recommended communication channels: –Portal and student intranet –your university email account –talk to your tutor Refer to the Student Handbook (intranet) and the ARP Handbook (intranet) and use them

27 Suggestions Time management –Calendar –Put deadlines in diary: note any changes –Plan course work, revision and examinations –Spread the load –Plan non work time –Make sure you understand requirements and use proper system Self managed learning groups Self-work: readings and notes

28 Learning Resources Staff as experts: –Lectures and seminars –Lectures notes and related materials –Research project and case studies and system and meetings –Tutorials and other meetings Web-based information –Portal and student intranet –Search engines (academic) –Library and information sources: portal Library Other students: SMLG

29 Tutorials All allocated to small tutorial groups largely by course: about 8 students Keep groups and tutors throughout course Meet to discuss academic matters and progress on course; develop transferable skills Arrange meeting times with tutors Tutors accessible through email, telephone or Admin office (Vanessa) ~ in person at William Lee or Synergy (appointments)

30 Self Managed Learning Groups Real part of course Two purposes: –Help provide support for self learning –Transferable skills: team work Expect you to make these work for you Tutors will monitor and help manage SMLGs through tutorial system Not all modules use SMLGs

31 Self Managed Learning Groups Discussion forum for ideas about study and course work Sounding board for development of course work: no plagiarism Plan and share research into topics and findings from that research Help manage library and internet resources

32 The System Induction and Handbook (portal) Start to plan year: calendar Semesters I and II Lectures, seminars, tutorials and SMLGs Notes and self work Portal Absences Extenuating circumstances Deadlines Plagiarism Course work and examinations Examination Boards Semester III ARP (project) Resits Final Examination Board SUCCESS ….

33 Teaching, Learning & Assessment

34 Thank You

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