Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

Lecturer in Socio-Technical Systems

Email:
m.davis@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)113 343 6831
Fax:
+44 (0)113 343 4885
Categories:
Academic, Management, Socio-Technical Centre (STC), Staff, Workplace Behaviour Research Centre (WBRC)
Location:
Charles Thackrah 2.23
Profile

Biography

Matthew is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is a Lecturer in Leeds University Business School’s Management Division, a member of the Workplace Behaviour Research Centre and the interdisciplinary Socio-Technical Centre. 

Matthew is fascinated by how people interact with their environments, the impact of different office designs and the problem of sustainability. He believes that psychology offers valuable tools to help approach these and many other business problems.

Matthew’s expertise lies in the area of organizational and environmental psychology, particularly the design of the physical environment and pro-environmental (green) behaviour change. Socio-technical systems thinking underpins much of his research. Matthew has worked with partners such as Rolls-Royce, Marks and Spencer, Arup Consulting and British Gas. He has published his research in international journals, books and practitioner magazines. Matthew’s work has been featured in recent articles in the Atlantic (http://goo.gl/7B59Vmhttp://goo.gl/7B59Vm ), the New Yorker (http://goo.gl/VoY1tH) and the Telegraph (http://goo.gl/poecsh ).

Matthew has won international, national and university awards for his work. Most notably being awarded the 2010 US Academy of Management “Making Connections” award recognising contributions that cross-disciplinary, international and practitioner – academic divides. Matthew recently won the 2016 University of Leeds Building Knowledge and Capacity sustainability award. Matthew is a member of the Editorial Board for Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, an elected member of the US Academy of Management’s Greening Team.

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications:

PhD Organizational Psychology, University of Leeds

MSc Occupational Psychology (Distinction), University of Sheffield

BSc(hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (1st Class), University of Sheffield

 

Professional Recognition

Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of the US Academy of Management (AoM)

 

Professional Qualifications

2016                BPS Test User: Occupational, Personality & Ability

2008                BPS Level B Intermediate Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing

2007                BPS Level A Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing

 

Awards

2016

The University of Leeds “Building Knowledge and Capacity” sustainability award. In recognition of leadership shown in Corporate Social Responsibility teaching and work with the M&S Company Archive which has helped to promote student engagement and sustainability issues. 

2013

US Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division “Outstanding Reviewer Award”.

2010  

US Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division “Making Connections Award”. The award recognises the symposium submitted to the Academy of Management Annual Meeting that best creates bridges across boundaries between individuals or groups (e.g., between practitioners and academics, international and domestic scholars, academic disciplines, junior and senior scholars).                  

2008  

BPS POP Conference - Best Presented Paper

2007              

Division of Occupational Psychology Student Award (3rd prize)

2006              

The University of Sheffield John Frisby Prize

Research

Research Interests

Matthew’s main interests are in the following areas:

·         Design and evaluation of modern workspace (e.g., agile or flexible spaces)

·         Understanding drivers and barriers to pro-environmental behaviour

·         Understanding the interactions between  human, buildings and technology (e.g., in terms of energy use, wayfinding, technology design)

·         Applying socio-technical principles and frameworks (e.g., disaster analysis, design, prediction)

 

Recent press coverage

Matthew’s work has been featured in various UK and international newspapers and magazines, including in the Atlantic, discussing new types of office space and the impact on employees (http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/the-perfect-office-for-mental-health/382948/), as well as in the New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/currency-tag/the-open-office-trap ), Entrepreneur (http://goo.gl/1Pob91 ) and most recently the Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/we-want-walls-the-future-of-office-design---and-the-demise-of-op/ ).

 

PhD Supervision

Lora Burkhill - EPSRC/ARUP funded Industrial PhD exploring pro-environmental behaviour and building design.

Katarzyna Cichomska – exploring psychological and environmental aspects of crowd behavior within transport terminals.

Vedran Lesic ­– exploring decision making in domestic energy use.

Rebecca Pieniazek – developing a socio-technical systems organizational resilience model.

Kevin Platt – exploring techno stress.

Anna Viragos – examining job crafting in libraries.

Xinjie, Zou – pro-environmental behaviour at work.

 

Relevant Academic Positions

Leeds University Business School Responsible Business Coordinator

Management Division Academic Integrity Representative

Business School Representative on the Faculty Research Ethics Committee

 

Research funding

2016               Davis, M. C. (PI), Unsworth, K.L. (CO-I), Robinson, M. A. (CO-I). Energy efficient behaviour change in schools. British Gas funded. Six month project, £59,974, 100% FEC.

2016               Davis, M. C. (PI). Engineering System Pilot Evaluation and System Development. Rolls-Royce funded. Six month project, £51,354, 100% FEC.

2015               Robinson, M. A. (PI), Davis, M. C. (CO-I), & Stott, C. (CO-I). Psycho-Social and Cross-cultural Theoretical Framework of Crowd Behaviour and Management. 20 month project, €207,387. Work package 1 of Impact of Cultural Aspects in the Management of Emergencies, IMPACT Consortium, Project 653383, EU Horizon 2020, €1,398,912 overall, across eight partners.

2013               ESRC Bursary for Training – National Centre for Research Methods, £445.

2012               Davis, M. C. (PI). Sustainability in Toyota – Seedcorn Fund – Leeds University Business School, £1,393.90.

2012               Clegg, C.W. (PI) & Davis, M.C. (CO-I). Green Mobile Application – University of Leeds’ Research Centre Funding, £9,750.

2011               Clegg, C.W. (PI), Davis, M.C. (CO-I), & Challenger, R (CO-I). Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) – World Universities Network, £7,310.

2010               Clegg, C.W. (PI), Davis, M.C. (CO-I), & Challenger, R (CO-I). Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) – University of Leeds’ World University Network Fund for International Research Collaboration, £18,288.

 

Contribution to Academic Societies and Journals

2015                   Ad hoc Reviewer for Journal of Management Studies

2015                   Ad hoc Reviewer for European Management Review journal

2015 – present  Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology journal (Organizational Psychology section)

2015 – present  Northern England Coordinator for the British Computing Society’s Socio-Technical Specialist Group.

2014 – present  Member of the Editorial Board of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management journal

2014 – present  Elected member of the US Academy of Management’s Greening Team

2014                   Ad hoc Reviewer for Management Decision

2014                   Ad hoc Reviewer for Journal of Business Research

2013 – present  Ad hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior

2012 – present  Ad hoc Reviewer for Applied Ergonomics journal

2012 – present  Ad hoc Reviewer for Ergonomics journal

2011 – 2014       Reviewer for the US Academy of Management Annual Meeting

2009 – 2013       Member of Division of Occupational Psychology Going Green Working Group

2013                   Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Corporate Citizenship

2012                   Ad hoc reviewer for Human Relations journal

2010                   Ad hoc reviewer for the journal Global Environmental Change

Teaching

In 2014 and 2015 Matthew was nominated for a University of Leeds Partnership award, which recognises outstanding teaching, by students on his Corporate Responsibility module. In 2016 Matthew won the University of Leeds “Building Knowledge and Capacity” sustainability award, in recognition of leadership shown in Corporate Social Responsibility teaching.

 

Teaching Responsibilities:

·         Module leader for LUBS2970 Corporate Social Responsibility.

·         Module leader for LUBS5391M and LUBS5392M Dissertations.

·         Module leader for LUBS5875M Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice.  

·         Contributor to LUBS5395M Research Design and Analysis.

·         Contributor to LUBS5384M Design of Complex Human-Technical Systems.

·         Contributor to LUBS5385M Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice.  

·         MSc dissertation supervisor.

·         BA dissertation supervisor.

·         Undergraduate Work Placement Tutor.

·         Management Division Plagiarism Academic Representative

·         Progamme Director MSc Organizational Psychology and MSc Business Psychology (2013 – 14)

Publications

Please contact Matthew if you require copies of any of his publications.

Journal Articles

Unsworth, K.L., Russell, S.V., & Davis, M.C. (2016). Is Dealing with Climate Change a Corporation’s Responsibility? A Social Contract Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01212

 

Young, W., Davis, M., McNeill, I. M., Malhotra, B., Russell, S., Unsworth, K., & Clegg, C. W. (2015). Changing Behaviour: Successful Environmental Programmes in the Workplace. Business Strategy and the Environment, 24(8), 689–703. doi: 10.1002/bse.1836.

 

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., Jayewardene, D., & Clegg, C. W. (2014). Advancing socio-technical systems thinking: A call for bravery. Applied Ergonomics, 45(2, part A), 171-180. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.02.009

 

Davis, M. C., Leach, D., & Clegg, C. (2011) The Physical Environment of the Office: Contemporary and Emerging Issues. In Hodgkinson, G. P. & Ford, J. K. (Eds.) International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol. 26, pp. 193 - 235). Chichester, UK, Wiley.

 

Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2009). Climate change – Warming to the task. The Psychologist, 22, 112-114.

 

Book Chapters

Clegg, C.W., & Davis, M.C. (2016). Automation/Advanced Manufacturing Technology/Computer-Based Integrated Technology. In S.G. Rogelberg (Ed), The Sage Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Davis, M. C., & Coan, P. (2015). Organizational Change. In J. Barling & J. Robertson (Eds.), The Psychology of Green Organizations (pp. 244-274). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2014). Environmentally sustainable work behaviors. In P. C. Flood & Y. Freeney (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Organizational Behavior (3rd ed., Vol. 11). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Daniels, K., Le Blanc, P., & Davis, M. (2014). The models that made job design. In Peeters, M., de Jonge J., & Taris, T. (Eds.), An Introduction into Work Psychology (pp. 63-88). Chichester, UK, Wiley.

 

Invited Presentations

Davis, M. C. (2013). Promoting pro-environmental behaviour. Paper presented at ‘Sustainability and innovation in organizational behaviour – Applied aspects” industrial forum, organized by the Ceará Federation of Industries 27th August 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil.

 

Davis, M. C. (2013). A systems approach to promoting pro-environmental behaviour. Paper presented at ‘Sustainability and innovation in organizational behaviour” forum, organized by the University of Fortaleza, 24th August 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil.

 

Davis, M. C. (2012). Greening organizations: How socio-technical design might help. Paper presented at the ‘Broadening horizons: Current applications of sociotechnical perspectives and future directions’ event, organized by the British Computing Society’s Sociotechnical Group, 20th November 2012, London, UK.

 

Practitioner Publications

Challenger, R., Clegg, C.W., Davis, M.C., McGourlay, J., & Ridgway, K. (2010). Designing and managing a “factory of the future”. The Arup Journal, 1, 9.

 

Challenger, R., Clegg, C.W., Davis, M.C., & Jofeh, C. (2010). Understanding and promoting “green behaviour” in the use of existing buildings. The Arup Journal, 1, 19.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Davis, M. C., & Offutt, R. (2015). Activity Based Working: A Classic Case of Change Management? Paper to be presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Davis, M. C., & Coan, P. (2014). Applying Organizational Change Theory to Promoting Pro-Environmental Behavior. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Davis, M.C., Russell, S.V. & Galvan, J.J. (2013). Driving Green: Examining Pro-Environmental Interventions in the Auto Manufacturing Industry. Paper presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

 

Davis, M.C., & Galvan, J.J. (2013). Driving green behavior: Goal-setting and feedback as predictors of pro-environmental behavior and performance in an organizational environmental initiative at an auto manufacturing plant. Paper presented at the 10th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.

 

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., & Clegg, C.W. (2012). A socio-technical approach to sustainable intervention design. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Davis, M. C. (2011). A systems approach to promoting pro-environmental work behaviours. Paper presented at the 15th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Maastricht, Netherlands.

 

Davis, M. C., Leach, D. J., & Clegg, C. W. (2010). The Physical Environment: An Evolving Topic. Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

 

Davis, M. C. (2010). Integration: The Route to Sustainable Behavior? Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. 

 

Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2009). Promoting pro-environmental behavior in the workplace: Reframing the green issue. Paper presented at the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., & Clegg, C. W. (2009). Climate change: A change in mindset? A discussion of the potential for organisational psychologists to help green people’s behaviours at work. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago De Compestela, Spain.

 

Davis. M. C., Challenger, R., & Clegg, C. W. (2009). Can Occupational Psychology Help Save the Planet?  A fresh look at being “green” at work. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Blackpool, UK.

 

Ridgway, K., Cerulli, C., Davis, M., Challenger, R., Wiseall, S., Hill, P., Hollis, K., & Clegg, C. (2008). Designing the factory of the future. Paper presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFEI), Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Davis, M, & Griffin, M.  (2008).  Mad cows and angry farmers (All in a day's work?): An examination of a stress process model in an animal welfare organisation. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Postgraduate Occupational Psychology Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

 

Academic Symposia, Topical Sessions and Workshops

Clarkson, G.P., Davis, M.C., & Xian, H. (2015). Conducting Research Across International Boundaries: Practical and Cultural Considerations. Symposium at the 2015 British Academy of Management Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

 

Panelist in Congdon, C., Davis, M.C., Henn, R, Mannen, D., Moss, S., Burrell, G., & Hoffman, A. (2015). The Paradox of Collaboration: A Built Environment Perspective. Panel symposium at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Davis, M.C. (2014). Promoting Pro-environmental Behavior in Organizations. Symposium organized for the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Leung, O., Perry, J.S., Janicki, S.B., Shuffler, M.L., Davis, M.C., Unsworth, K.L. (2014). Teaching Students to Work In Virtual Teams: Lessons Learned from Three Virtual Team Projects. Topical Session organized for the 2014 Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Participant in Clarkson, G. (2014). The Power of Language in Cognition Scholarship. Professional Development Workshop at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Davis, M.C., Coan, P. Russell, S.V. (2014). Rising to the challenge: Applying psychological knowledge and expertise to promote workplace pro-environmental (green) behaviour. Workshop organized for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Brighton, UK.

 

Russell, S.V. & Davis, M.C. (2013). Joining the dots: Developing a systems approach to workplace proenvironmental behavior interventions. Professional Development Workshop organized for the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

 

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., Russell, S. V., & Unsworth, K. L. (2012). Space to think: Promoting workplace sustainability by making use of the physical environment. Professional Development Workshop organized for the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., & Russell, S. V. (2012). Green Pursuits: Design of workplace environmental sustainability interventions. Symposium organized for the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Davis, M. C. (2010). Space that Works: New Directions and Opportunities for Research into Physical Workspace. Symposium organized for the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

 

Davis, M. C., & Russell, S. V. (2010). Green Shoots: New Directions and Opportunities for Workplace Pro-Environmental Behavior Research. Symposium organized by the authors for the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

 

Challenger, R., Davis, M. C., & Hughes, H. P. N. (2009). Putting the ‘Behavior’ back into Green Behavior: Encouraging Pro-Environmental Actions in the Workplace. All-Academy Theme Symposium organized by the authors for the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

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