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Jonathan Houdmont

Assistant Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Dr Jonathan Houdmont BSc PGCE MSc PhD CPsychol

I am a Chartered Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Occupational Health Psychology. I joined the University of Nottingham in 2002 as a researcher and was appointed to a lectureship in 2007. In this role I introduced the MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing, which I continue to direct. This part-time distance learning course provides practitioners with the opportunity to develop their theory- and evidence-based knowledge and skills concerning the protection and promotion of workforce health and wellbeing at the strategic (non-clinical) level.

My research focuses on health and wellbeing in high stress occupational groups, with a particular focus on policing. My research has been supported by the UK Health and Safety Executive, Health Education England, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Royal Mail Group, Devon and Cornwall Police and Federation, Nottinghamshire Police, West Midlands Police Federation, Sergeants' Central Committee of the Police Federation, and the Research and Policy Support Unit of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Teaching Summary

As director of the MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing my teaching is embedded in the discipline of occupational health psychology. I provide research project supervision to MSc Workplace Health… read more

Research Summary

My research focuses on relations between stress-related working conditions and employee health and wellbeing, predominantly in high-stress occupations with a particular focus on policing.

My research has been supported by the UK Health and Safety Executive, Health Education England, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Royal Mail Group, Devon and Cornwall Police and Federation, Nottinghamshire Police, West Midlands Police Federation, Sergeants' Central Committee of the Police Federation, and the Research and Policy Support Unit of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Selected Publications

I offer PhD supervision from a theoretical and empirical standpoint embedded in the discipline of occupational health psychology. I particularly welcome applications related to my research interests.

Current doctoral students (primary supervisor)

  1. Jamie Green - Self care among Baptist clergy: A job demand-resources perspective

Recently completed postgraduate research students (primary supervisor)

Haitham Hassan - Psychosocial risks among migrant workers in the Middle East construction sector (2020)

Mbusiro Chacha - Identification of emerging training needs among workplace health and safety practitioners in Kenya (2020)

Luke Fiorini - Predictors and consequences of presenteeism: A study of nurses in Maltese geriatric settings (jointly supervised with Amanda Griffiths) (2019)

Liza Jachens - Job stress among humanitarian aid workers (2018)

Judith Grant - Eating behaviours and the workplace: The role of socioeconomic and sociodemographic characteristics (2018)

Karen Coomer - Work ability as a risk marker of employee health and organisational effectiveness in UK manufacturing (2017)

Humaira Latif - Psychological capital and work engagement in relation to job performance among Pakistani teachers (2017)

Paul Madgwick - Sun safety in UK construction: A profiling and intervention study (2016)

Yan Yang - Academic procrastination among UK PhD students (2016)

Eligibility and Fees

For current eligibility and fees information please refer to the webpage for the Psychiatry and Applied Psychology PhD

As director of the MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing my teaching is embedded in the discipline of occupational health psychology. I provide research project supervision to MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing students on a range of topics - click here to view project titles.

I convene three 20-credit postgraduate modules and a 60-credit research project module on the MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing, and co-convene a 20-credit module on the MSc in Management Psychology:

  • Work-related stress (PSTY4024)
  • Workplace health promotion (PSTY4055)
  • Workplace health and wellbeing research and evaluation methods (PSTY4027)
  • Applied research project (PSTY4066)
  • Introduction to quantitative workplace data (PSTY4073)

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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