Rob Briner
Associate Director of Research
Corporate Research Forum (CRF)
Rob is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London and Associate Director of Research at Corporate Research Forum. He is also currently a Visiting Professor of Evidence-Based HRM at Birkbeck (University of London) and Professor at Oslo Nye Høyskole.

Previously he was co-founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management and has held positions at the Institute for Employment Studies, London School of Economics, Kings’s College (University of London), Bath University and University of Edinburgh.

His research has focused on several topics including well-being, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, organizational culture and climate, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour.

Beyond academic research and teaching Rob helps practitioners and organizations make better use of evidence, including research evidence, in decision-making as well as encouraging academics to make scientific research more accessible. He has written for and presented to practitioners on many aspects of management, HR and organizational psychology and is now involved in many activities aimed at developing and promoting evidence-based practice in organizational psychology, HR and management. He has received several awards for his work in this area including the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award in 2014 and topped HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinker list in 2016 and in 2019 received a Lifetime Achievement Award and was admitted to HR Magazine’s Hall of Fame.