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Register now to hear about the latest research taking place in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck and to attend our annual Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture.


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Organizational Psychology Summer Seminar

12.30pm: Registration, lunch and networking

1.30pm: Welcome and departmental update - Professor Almuth McDowall

1.45pm: Keynote Presentation: A behavioural science perspective on experience - Dr Emre Soyer

2.30pm: Medical Consultants' Careers - Dr Kenneth Courtenay

3.00pm: Tea/coffee

3.30pm: Translating learning into consultancy - Ant Green

4.00pm: PhD research in the Department

4.30pm: Developing an evidence-based toolkit to support return to work - Dr Joanna Yarker

Alec Rodger lecture

5.00pm: Registration for evening ticket holders

5.30pm: Alec Rodger Lecture: 'The Glass Cliff: Understanding the Precariousness of Women's Positions' - Professor Michelle Ryan

6.30pm: Drinks reception and networking


*Please note,the timetable may be subject to alteration




Dept of Organizational Psychology Summer Seminar

The afternoon lectures are a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends of the department to hear about the latest developments in the fields of Occupational Psychology, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM). There will also be time to network with alumni, business professionals, academics and staff from the department during the day and at the evening wine reception.

Our 2019 Summer Seminar Keynote: Dr Emre Soyer

Emre Soyer is a behavioural scientist and an entrepreneur, conducting projects on sustainable improvement of decisions. He has collaborated both with international business schools (incl. INSEAD, TUM, SDA Bocconi, St. Gallen, Cass) and companies from different sectors (incl.
ING, BBVA, Pfizer, Turkish Airlines, TBWA, EY). Beyond his scholarly publications, he has also written for magazines like Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review and co-founded multiple social enterprises. You can check out his projects at www.emresoyer.com.

Lecture Abstract

Society venerates experience. We want leaders with outstanding track records, managers who have worked in relevant fields, and veteran football coaches. Experience is deemed essential for an accurate understanding of the world. The process of learning through experience comes so naturally to us that we feel confident and at ease with experience-based decisions. Emre's talk will consider how such conceptions may come at a cost. Drawing from a behavioural science perspective, the talk will unravel how experience can be filtered or distorted in different ways, reinforcing misperceptions and biasing decisions in a wide variety of domains, including medicine, law, social life, management, and entrepreneurship. Emre will argue that by recognising this problem, we are better placed to design mechanisms that actually do help us learn the right lessons from experience.


Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture

Our 2019 Speaker: Professor Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan is a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK and a (part-time) Professor of Diversity at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She holds a European Research Council Consolidator Grant to investigate how context constrains women’s careers choices. With Alex Haslam, she has uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions that are risky or precarious. Research into the glass cliff was named by the New York Times as one of the top 100 ideas that shaped 2008 and the term “The glass cliff” was shortlisted as word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016.

Lecture Abstract

Research into the glass cliff examines what happens when women begin to take on leadership roles in increasing numbers. Extending the metaphor of the glass ceiling, 'the glass cliff' describes an leadership phenomenon whereby women are more likely to be found in leadership positions that are associated with a greater risk of failure and criticism - think Theresa May and Brexit. This talk will describe a decades worth of research which has uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff looking at archival research into company performance, experimental laboratory studies, and interviews with female leaders. We will also examine some of the underlying psychological processes: stereotypes, support networks, and organisational strategy. Implications for gender equality initiatives and for women who are aiming for leadership roles will be discussed.

Recognising the work of Alec Rodger

Alec Rodger had a profound influence on British psychology. He was Reader in Psychology at Birkbeck College in the University of London from 1948 to 1960, and then Professor of Occupational Psychology until he retired in 1975 and was made Professor Emeritus.

Alec Rodger developed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in occupational psychology, and he continued to seize and to create every opportunity he could for his staff and his students. For much of his time he also worked strenuously for The British Psychological Society. He was Honorary General Secretary for a long period and President in 1957-58. Alec Rodger also edited Occupational Psychology from 1946 to 1968, facilitating the progress to a journal of international stature.




How can I attend this exciting event?

This event is free to attend and is open to all alumni and professional colleagues engaged or interested in the field of organisational behaviour, HRM and beyond.

If you would like to join us for the entire day, please select the 'Full day' ticket.

If you would like to join us for either the Summer Seminar or the Alec Rodger Memorial, please select the 'Half day' ticket.




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Do you have questions about Organizational Psychology Summer Seminar & Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture? Contact Melanie Green (melanie.green@bbk.ac.uk)

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