Dr Matthew Davis
PhD Organizational Psychology, University of Leeds
MSc Occupational Psychology (Distinction), University of Sheffield
BSc(hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (1st Class), University of Sheffield
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the US Academy of Management (AoM)
International Affiliate of the Australian Psychology Society (APS)
Member of the Association of Psychological Science (APS)
2008 BPS Level B Intermediate Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing
2007 BPS Level A Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing
US Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division “Outstanding Reviewer Award”.
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).
BPS POP Conference - Best Presented Paper
Division of Occupational Psychology Student Award (3rd prize)
The University of Sheffield John Frisby Prize
Matthew is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Matthew has been working in overlapping areas focused on environmentally sustainable work behaviours and workspace design. He has a keen interest in socio-technical systems thinking and the design of work systems. Matthew is a founding member of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) “Going Green” working group.
Matthew graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first class honours degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and later with a distinction from the Occupational Psychology MSc course. Matthew gained his PhD from the University of Leeds. His thesis concerned psychological and organizational issues in the design of workplaces.
Matthew’s expertise lies in the area of organizational and environmental psychology, particularly the promotion of environmentally sustainable work behaviour and the design of the physical work environment. An interest in socio-technical systems thinking underpins Matthew’s general approach to both research and design. He has published his research in international journals, books and practitioner magazines.
Mathew is a Lecturer in Leeds University Business School’s Socio-Technical Centre (STC) and Management Division. Matthew lectures on the topics of contemporary workspace, workplace environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, research design, and statistical analysis.
Matthew manages the Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) Worldwide Universities Network. The network brings together individuals from leading universities and businesses creating new knowledge and practical insights to support organizations, and their people, in promoting environmentally sustainable behaviours.
Matthew has won international, national and university awards for his work. Most recently being awarded the US Academy of Management “Making Connections” award recognising contributions that cross-disciplinary, international and practitioner/academic divides.
Matthew has presented at various international conferences; guest lectured at other universities; provided advice to leading organizations; presented at professional forums; and published practitioner advice.
My main interests are in the following areas:
· Understanding drivers and barriers to environmentally sustainable work behaviour
· Psychological techniques to support environmentally sustainable work behaviour
· Evaluating employee interaction with, and perceptions of, their workspace
· Understanding the benefits of differing space configurations
· Applying socio-technical principles and end user involvement
· Applied methods and tools
2013 ESRC Bursary for Training – National Centre for Research Methods - £445
2012 Sustainability in Toyota – Seedcorn Fund – Leeds University Business School - £1,393.90.
2012 Green Mobile Application – University of Leeds’ Research Centre Funding – £9,750.
2011 Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) – World Universities Network – £7,310.
2010 Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) – University of Leeds’ World University Network Fund for International Research Collaboration - £18,288.
Contribution to Academic Societies and Journals
2012 - 2013 Ad hoc reviewer for Applied Ergonomics journal
2013 Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior
2013 Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Corporate Citizenship
2011, 2013 Ad hoc reviewer for the US Academy of Management Annual Meeting
2012 Ad hoc reviewer for Ergonomics journal
2012 Ad hoc reviewer for Human Relations journal
2010 Ad hoc reviewer for the journal Global Environmental Change
· Programme director for MSc Organizational Psychology and MSc Business Psychology.
· Module leader for LUBS2790 Corporate Responsibility.
· Module leader for LUBS5390M Research Design and Analysis for Organizational Psychology.
· Module Leader for LUBS5384M Design of Complex Human-Technical Systems.
· MSc dissertation supervisor.
· BA dissertation supervisor.
· Undergraduate Work Placement Tutor.
· Plagiarism Academic Representative
· Socio-Technical Systems Design.
· Design of the Physical Work Environment.
· Environmentally Sustainable Behaviours at Work and Home.
· Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility.
· Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility.
· Sustainable Development.
· Globalization and Developing Economies.
· Pro-environmental behaviour.
· Impact and Future of Corporate Social Responsibility.
· Research Process and Philosophy.
· Introduction to SPSS and data analysis.
· Multiple Regression.
· Mediation and Moderation Analysis.
· Quasi-Experimental Design.
2013 Delivered a postgraduate module “A Socio-Technical Approach to Environmental Behaviour and Design” at the University of Fortaleza.
2008 – 2012 Guest Lecturer at University of Sheffield Management School.
Young, C.W., Davis, M.C., McNeill, I.M., Malhotra, B., Russell, S., Unsworth, K., & Clegg, C.W. (2014, In Press). Changing Behaviour: Successful Environmental Programmes in the Workplace. Business Strategy and the Environment.
Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., Jayewardene, D., & Clegg, C. W. (2013, In Press). Advancing socio-technical systems thinking: A call for bravery. Applied Ergonomics. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2013.02.009.
Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2009). Climate change – Warming to the task. The Psychologist, 22, 112-114.
Davis, M. C., & Coan, P. (2014, Submitted). Organizational Change. In Barling, J. & Robertson, J. (Eds.) The Psychology of Green Organizations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2013, In press). Environmentally sustainable work behaviors. In P. C. Flood & Y. Freeney (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Organizational Behavior (3rd ed., Vol. 11).
Daniels, K., Le Blanc, P., & Davis, M. (2013, In press). The models that made job design. In Peeters, M., de Jonge J., & Taris, T. (Eds.), An Introduction into Work Psychology.
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. (2013). Rewards, recognition and the employee’s mind. Lean Management Journal, 9(3), 20-22.
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.
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.
Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations
Davis, M.C., Russell, S.V. & Galvan, J.J. (2013). Driving Green: Examining Pro-Environmental Interventions in the Auto Manufacturing Industry. Paper to be 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 to be 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.