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Biography

Eleanor Davies is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Occupational Psychologist (Health & Care Professions Council), having completed a BSc (Hons) with First Class Honours in Psychology from the Open University and an MSc in Organisational Psychology from UMIST.  As a work psychologist, her main research interests are understanding people in organisations, in particular at key career transition points. 

A particular area of focus of Eleanor’s research has been older workers, both as individuals as well and from the perspective of how older workers are managed.  Her work on retirement and extending working life and she has published her work in Frontiers in Psychology, Ageing & Society and Employee Relations. She has collaborated with Professor Beatrice van der Heijden and Professor Matt Flynn. Eleanor is a member of the Behavioural Research Centre at Huddersfield Business School is currently undertaking investigating how decisions relating to extending working life are shaped by behavioural science / prospect theory.  She has obtained research funding from the international body NETSPAR.

Eleanor’s academic interests also include broader aspects of people in organisations and she is involved in research about diversity (ethnic and age diversity), job embeddenesss, guanxi, and bridge  employment, adopting both quantitative and qualitative methods.  Along with Professor Petko Kusev, Director of the Behavioural Research Centre, she supervises doctoral students in various aspects of behavioural science.

During her professional training, Eleanor specialised in coaching and has worked with students and employees to successfully achieve their work-related goals. She has undertaken training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and used this in her coaching work.  This background informs Eleanor’s teaching in professional development and her role as course leader for the MSc Strategic Communication Leadership run for the UK Government Communication Service (Cabinet Office).

Eleanor is a highly experienced leader in Higher Education with over 20 years of experience.  As Director of Teaching and Learning at Huddersfield Business School, she has oversight of the Teaching and Learning agenda in the Business School and is leading on extensive review of the postgraduate and undergraduate curriculum.  She is heavily involved in the AACSB accreditation process and instrumental in the design and implementation of Assurance of Learning.  Previous academic leadership roles have included Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Subject Group Leader (Organisation Studies) and Chair of the Research Ethics Committee.

Eleanor’s teaching draws on her background as an occupational psychologist and includes Consultancy Skills, Professional Skills and Research Methods.  She has a number of successful doctoral completions.

She is a member of the British Psychological Society Special Interest Group in Coaching and an active member of the North East of England Branch of the BPS, leading on Continuous Professional Development. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Understanding the role of line managers in managing the retirement process
  • Transitions to retirement in academic staff
  • Older workers in the AEM sector

Keywords

  • Older workers
  • work
  • pscyhology
  • retirement
  • Transition
  • line manager

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Research Output 1996 2018

  • 10 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Letter
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Retirement
retirement
Decision Making
employee
manager

Bureaucracy and Personality: Does Employee Ethnicity Matter?

Pepple, D., Davies, E. & Davies, J., 1 Jun 2018, Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Farazmand, A. (ed.). 1st ed. Cham: Springer Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

10 Citations (Scopus)

Job Satisfaction, Retirement Attitude and Intended Retirement Age: A Conditional Process Analysis across Workers' Level of Household Income

Davies, E., Van Der Heijden, B. I. J. M. & Flynn, M., 31 May 2017, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 13 p., 891.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Job Satisfaction
Retirement
Economics
Workplace

Learning and training for older workers

Davies, E., Hanley, K., Jenkins, A. & Chan, C., 21 Nov 2017, Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West. Flynn, M., Li, Y. & Chiva, A. (eds.). Emerald, p. 185-206 22 p. (The Changing Context of Managing People).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

worker
learning
training opportunities
human being
career

Mirror Organisation: Towards Establishing a Link between Representative Bureaucracy and Employee Ownership Perception

Pepple, D., Davies, E. & Davies, J., 1 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Organisational Psychology. 17, 4, p. 67-77 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
bureaucracy
public sector
employee
discrimination
Society

Activities 2014 2016

  • 5 Oral presentation

Is the Relationship Between Work-Attitudes and Retirement Intentions Influenced by Socio-Economic Status

Eleanor Davies (Speaker), Beatrice I. J. M. Van Der Heijden (Speaker)
6 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Influence of Perceived Organisational Support and Perceived Supervisor Support on Retirement Intentions

Eleanor Davies (Speaker), Beatrice Van Der Heijden (Speaker)
25 Apr 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Relationship Between Organisational Support, Job Satisfaction, Retirement Affect and Retirement Intentions for Older Workers in the UK

Eleanor Davies (Speaker), Beatrice I. J. M. Van Der Heijden (Speaker)
15 Oct 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Organisational Support for Extending Working Life: The Influence of Line Manager

Eleanor Davies (Speaker)
1 Sep 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Working Lives of Older Hotel Workers: Is there Evidence of Psychological Disengagement in the Work-to-Retirement Transition Zone

Andrew Jenkins (Speaker), Eleanor Davies (Speaker), Jill Poulston (Speaker)
28 May 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation