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Fiona Gavin

Lecturer in Occupational Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workRoom B07 Yang Fujia Building
    Jubilee Campus
    Wollaton Road
    Nottingham
    NG8 1BB
    UK
  • work0115 846 6483
  • fax0115 846 6625

Biography

Fiona is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and is currently employed as a Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Prior to this appointment, Fiona was employed as an Organisational Psychologist within the Civil Service and was an independent consultant to a wide range of client-companies. A highly experienced researcher with a specialism in workplace diversity, collaborators include public-sector, private-sector and charitable organisations, including those with national and international profiles. Recently completed a diversity audit for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and a PhD in the field of organisational diversity at Manchester Business School. A guest lecturer at Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University, with over 12 years experience of management and training-delivery, primarily within the charitable sector.

Expertise Summary

Skills include the use of qualitative research methods, action research, lecturing and training, selecting and developing individuals, conflict resolution, diversity auditing.

Teaching Summary

I currently deliver modules on Managing Diversity in the Workplace, Workplace Counselling and Career Progression, Training and Appraisals in Organisations and Research Methods. I specialise in… read more

Research Summary

I am currently collaborating with researchers at MMU Business School and Lancaster University on a global study on stress in stress experts. The purpose of this study is to explore whether expert… read more

I currently deliver modules on Managing Diversity in the Workplace, Workplace Counselling and Career Progression, Training and Appraisals in Organisations and Research Methods. I specialise in teaching qualitative methods of data collection and analysis.

Current Research

I am currently collaborating with researchers at MMU Business School and Lancaster University on a global study on stress in stress experts. The purpose of this study is to explore whether expert knowledge and awareness has an impact on our stress levels and coping mechanisms. To this end, we are auditing the stress experiences of experts in the field of occupational stress and comparing these with stress levels in non-experts within academia.

Past Research

  • Action research into the impact of nationality and gender on organisational experience within the International Civil Service in Europe.
  • Completion of a diversity audit for the Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

Future Research

Areas of interest for future research include topics such as "modern" forms of discrimination at work and managing mental health conditions in the workplace.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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