Professor Alex Wood

Management Work and Organisation 3B54 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Alex is Professor and Director of the Behavioural Science Centre (www.bsciencecentre.com) at Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, which links the behavioural sciences (such as psychology) with the social sciences (such as economics and management) to better understand connections between economic, psychological, and health outcomes and their determinants. Alex is also Director of the Centre for Graduate Research in Management at Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, which oversees all aspects of the doctoral training of 80 PhD students across accounting and finance, economics, management, and marketing. He is known internationally for his interdisciplinary research into understanding and fostering well-being, for which he was given an Honorary Chair in Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2013.


Alex completed his BSc in Psychology at the University of Leicester in 2005 and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Warwick in 2008. From 2008 he worked in the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, initially as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer, before accepting a Chair (full professorship) at the University of Stirling in 2012 and an honorary Chair at the University of Manchester. In the last 5 years Alex has published over 75 academic papers, attracted over £1 million in research funding, and presented 30+ seminars, skills classes, workshops, and keynote speeches to conferences, other university departments, and industry partners. Alex currently serves on several editorial boards, including theJournal of Research in Personality, having previously been the senior editor of a special issue ofClinical Psychology Reviewand preformed ad hoc reviewing for over 50 journals and funding bodies. He has supervised PhD dissertations in business, economics, medicine, psychology, and social sciences, and teaches on the MBA and MSc in Behavioural Science for Business at Stirling Management School. His research has been covered in over 50 news outlets, such as Time Magazine and the Financial Times, and is being applied in diverse settings including by schools, businesses, and health care providers. His hobbies include hill/mountain walking, philosophy, reading, and eating curry, but not all at the same time.

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