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The centre is an internationally renowned specialized research centre in occupational health in the University of Nottingham, and only one of three World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating centres in occupational health in the UK.
--Stavroula Leka,Centre Director
A World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in occupational health since 1992
Centre expertise lies in occupational health and occupational psychology specialising in the promotion of organizational health and development. Within the Centre, the WHO programme of work focuses on occupational health and safety and business sustainability.
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COHD supports WHO in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Workers’ Health across WHO regions.
The Centre’s programme of work for WHO forms only part of its activities. Several additional research programmes are managed through the Centre.
1. Managing psychosocial risks and preventing work-related stress?
2. Providing policy recommendations on the promotion of mental health in the workplace?
3. Promoting business and societal sustainability?
We work closely with colleagues in Nottingham University Business School in the area of business sustainability through responsible business practices in promoting health and well-being (establishing their link with innovation, productivity and quality).
WHO Guidance and Reviews
Other key publications
WHO Programme of work
Our current work plan for WHO focuses on the priority of developing healthy workplaces. There are three main projects we are co-ordinating:
PRIMA-EF (Psychosocial Risk Management – Excellence Framework)
This is a policy oriented research programme:
The changing landscape of occupational safety and health regulation in the UK
This research programme examines the changing landscape of occupational health and safety regulation in the UK in comparison to other countries. The programme:
Mental health in the workplace
This project is funded by the European Commission and aims at the provision of policy recommendations in the area of mental health in the workplace. The project is collaborative with PREVENT (Belgium), Work Research Centre (Ireland), TNO Work & Employment (the Netherlands) and the London School of Economics (UK). Key aspects of the programme include:
There are several additional programmes associated with the Centre, including:
Occupational Psychology MSc
Work and Organisational Psychology MSc
Management Psychology MSc
Occupational Health - Psychology and Management (PhD)
Workplace Health & Wellbeing MSc (Distance E-Learning)
Postgraduate research at the School of Medicine
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