Dr Sam Farley


Ph.D. Organisational Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield 

MSc Occupational Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield

BSc Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool

Sam is a Lecturer in Organizational Psychology at the University of Leeds Business School. He is particularly interested in the Dark Side of workplace behaviour, including bullying, cyberbullying and incivility. Within this field, his interests include the measurement of bullying, perpetrators of bullying and how targets attribute blame for their experiences of harassment.  Sam completed his PhD thesis on workplace cyberbullying, a form of bullying channelled through technology, the outcome of this research was a valid and reliable scale for measuring cyberbullying encountered by employees. Since starting his research in 2012, Sam has published in Medical Education, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Work & Stress. He has written for The Guardian, Cybersmile and Safety Management Magazine.  

Research interests

How targets attribute blame for harassment experienced at work.       

Perpetrators of workplace bullying and harassment.       

Interventions to improve employee well-being.       

Communication within work teams. 

Student education

Module Leader LUBS 5395 Research Design and Analysis

Module Leader LUBS 2150 People in Organisations

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre

Current postgraduate researchers