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Dr Emma Russell

BSc Psychology (Warwick) Class1; MSc Occupational Psychology (Cardiff) Distinction; PhD (Surrey); CPsychol; AFBPsS; FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology; Head WWK Research Group
Management

KHBS302 Kingston Business School
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey
KT2 7LB

Phone:
020 8417 5929 Ext:
E.Russell@kingston.ac.uk
www.wwkresearch.com

Biography

Dr Emma Russell is a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Wellbeing at Work, Kingston (WWK) Research Group. Emma’s research focuses on the relationship between strategies for dealing with work email, and well-being, goal-achievement and personality. This research has been funded by the ESRC, University of Surrey, Richard Benjamin Trust, the private sector, and ACAS. Her research has been published in academic journals, conference proceedings, practitioner publications and the broader media. Emma also manages research and consultancy projects relating to email strategies, leadership development, assessment for selection, and independent evaluations of interventions. Emma’s ethos is to encourage a collaborative research approach with end-users, academics, practitioners and policy makers -  working together to improve knowledge, wellbeing and performance.

Expertise

Strategies for dealing with email and digital communication at work; affective well-being; mixed methods approaches, specialising in event-sampling (diary study) techniques; multi-level random coefficient modelling (MRCM) analysis, especially using ML-Win; personality profiling - especially using the Hogan suite: HPI, MVPI and HDS, and the 15FQ+; executive coaching and assessment; practitioner collaborations.

Research Interest(s)

  • Managing work email;
  • New technology interruptions;
  • Strategic work behaviour in multi-goal environments;
  • Measuring affective well-being;
  • The role of personality in strategic activity at work (especially trait activation);
  • Leaders with purpose;
  • Evaluating interventions at work.

Teaching

  • BH7708 (30 credit PG module) Psychological Assessment at Work (PAW) Module Leader;
  • BH6007 (30 credit UG Level 6 module) Business Psychology Module Leader;
  • MSc Business and Occupational Psychology course team member;
  • BPS 'Test User: Occupational - Personality' (Level B) qualifications training and verified assessor.
  • PhD Supervisor: Alison Price - daily events as predictors of meaning achievement and positive affect; Gulcihan Oez - ambidextrous leadership for innovation at work; Ruth Abrams - sense-making after cumulative rejection from work interviews.

Experience

Chartered Psychologist and Full Member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology; Associate Fellow of the BPS; BPS Verifier of Occupational Testing Training courses; BPS Test-User: Occupational - Personality Verified Assessor; HCPC Registered Psychologist; Fellow of the Higher Education Authority; PGCLTHE qualification.

Consultancy

Recommending strategies for improving email communications at work; Test-User: Occupational - Personality (Level B) training; Assessment design and delivery; Executive coaching and assessment; Personality profiling; Design and delivery of intervention evaluation programmes.

Memberships

British Psychology Society (84542) Division of Occupational Psychology; Register of Qualified Test Users (BPS); Level A; Level B (intermediate) and (intermediate plus) - HPI, MVPI, HDS, 15FQ+. HCPC (PYL19937); HEA (PRO67959).

Recent Publications

Number of items: 19.

Article

Russell, Emma, Woods, Stephen A and Banks, Adrian (2017) Examining conscientiousness as a key resource in resisting email interruptions : implications for volatile resources and goal achievement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, ISSN (print) 0963-1798 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Russell, Emma and Underwood, Chris (2016) Exploring the role of purpose in leadership. HR Magazine, pp. 46-48. ISSN (print) 0964-8390

Jackson, Tom and Russell, Emma (2015) Four email problems that even titans of tech haven't resolved. The Conversation,

Russell, Emma (2013) Yay! Yet another email! View from the hill, Spring, pp. 2-3.

Russell, Emma, Millward Purvis, Lynne and Banks, Adrian (2007) Describing the strategies used for dealing with email interruptions according to different situational parameters. Computers in Human Behavior, 23(4), pp. 1820-1837. ISSN (print) 0747-5632

Book Section

Russell, Emma (2017) Dealing with work email: what are we doing and why are we doing it? In: Niven, K. , Lewis, S. and Kagan, C., (eds.) Social impact : making a difference with psychology. London, U.K. : Richard Benjamin Trust. (In Press)

Conference or Workshop Item

Abrams, Ruth and Russell, Emma (2017) Making sense of multiple rejections after face-to-face interviews: the significance of feedback on applicant identities. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (In Press)

Price, A and Russell, E (2017) Which day-to-day events drive feelings of meaning, achievement and positive emotion? In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (In Press)

Russell, E., Yarker, J., Waugh, L., Fullman, M. and Memon, A. (2017) A competency-based mixed-methods approach to evaluating a leadership development intervention in the NHS. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (In Press)

Yarker, J. and Russell, E. (2017) The role of ‘purpose’ in top leadership: building an evidence-based model. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (In Press)

Russell, Emma (2016) Individual differences in dealing with email at work. In: E-Resilience Conference 2016: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Building E-Resilience: Managing Technology; 21 Apr 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Russell, Emma, Daniels, Kevin and Harris, Claire (2015) Measuring momentary affective well-being: does shortening a form and altering the rubric change the underlying factor structures of affect? In: 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Respectful and effective leadership - managing people and organizations in turbulent times; 20-23 May 2015, Oslo, Norway.

Russell, Emma and Price, Alison (2015) Successful strategies for managing email and smartphone addiction in the workplace. In: Health and Wellbeing at Work; 03-04 Mar 2015, Birmingham, U.K.. (In Press)

Russell, Emma (2014) Dealing with email at work: bad habits and strategies. In: British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference 2014: Applying the Science of Psychology to Work; 8-10 Jan 2014, Brighton, U.K..

Russell, Emma (2013) Managing your digital communications: a focus on email and smartphone strategies at work. In: Research in Practice Seminar Series; 25 Apr 2013, Kingston upon Thames, U.K... (Unpublished)

Russell, Emma, Millward Purvis, L.J. and Banks, A. (2005) Strategies for dealing with email interruptions in goal-directed work. In: British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology Conference; 12-14 Jan 2005, Warwick, U.K..

Monograph

Russell, Emma, Yarker, Jo and Abrams, Ruth (2016) Defining a model of leaders with purpose. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Wellbeing at Work Research Group, Kingston Business School, Kingston University. 32 p.

Russell, Emma (2013) Strategies and bad habits in dealing with email at work. (Project Report) Richard Benjamin Trust.

Thesis

Russell, Emma (2006) Strategic activity and email interruptions: the relationship between wellbeing, multi-goal priorities and individual differences in dealing with email interruptions in goal-directed work. (PhD thesis), Surrey University.

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