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Ben Evans

Research Fellow

Nottingham Business School


Research Fellow.

Career overview

I completed my PhD in March 2023, which explored the interplay between conceptualisations of age, psychological climate, and work-role performance. Prior to joining NTU, I obtained an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and worked as an IT project manager for Hewlett Packard delivering transition and transformation programmes. During my PhD, I worked as an hourly paid lecturer on the research methods module for psychology undergraduates. I took a break during the coronavirus pandemic to work as a project manager for several NFT projects situated on the Ethereum and Solana blockchains, working with clients across Europe, Australia, and the US.

Research areas

My main research interests are grounded within the areas of wellbeing, work design, and performance, though I am currently interested in two areas.

The first area expands on my doctoral research by exploring successful ageing at work. I am interested in the age-differential satisfaction of psychological needs at work and how this affects adaptive and proactive performance behaviour.

The second area is concerned with the wellbeing of workers with invisible disabilities. I am particularly interested in the extent to which job demands and resources exacerbate and mitigate the extraintestinal manifestations of IBD, such as fatigue and brain fog.

External activity

During the coronavirus pandemic, I provided academic mentorship to interns of the My Social Canvas programme, a not-for-profit aiming to inspire and train the next generation of female leaders in the US. I have reviewed in various journals including the International Journal of Workplace Health Management and Work, Aging and Retirement.