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Sharon Clarke


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Prof. Dr. Sharon Clarke is a full Professor in Organisational Psychology. She gained a First Class Honours degree in Psychology (1990) and a PhD (1993) from the University of Manchester. She has published widely in the area of health and safety management, including articles published in some of the top international journals for organisational psychology (including Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology) as well as internationally recognised specialist safety and risk publications (such as Risk Analysis and Safety Science). In addition, she has co-authored the books 'Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress' with Professor Cary L. Cooper (Routledge, 2004) and 'Human Safety and Risk Management, 2e' with Professors Ian Glendon and Eugene McKenna (CRC Press, 2006). Her most recent book 'Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective' with A. Ian Glendon (CRC Press) was published in 2015. Her research features regularly at leading conferences, both nationally (e.g., BPS Occupational Psychology Conference and British Academy of Management Conference) and internationally (e.g., US Academy of Management, International Congress of Applied Psychology and Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology International Conference). She is currently Associate Editor at the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and Associate Editor at the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 

Research interests

Prof Sharon Clarke has research interests in health and safety at work, particularly safety climate and safety leadership. She also has an interest in occupational health psychology more broadly, including occupational stress, health and well-being.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Thomas Ashton Institute
  • Work and Equalities Institute


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