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John Hudson

John Hudson

Senior Lecturer

Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Dr. John Hudson is a lecturer in Psychology, with a specific focus on psychology at work. John lectures on a number of work psychology and employability-related modules, including Occupational Psychology, Work-Based Psychology Practice at third year undergraduate, and Professional Skills at postgraduate level.

Career overview

Before joining Nottingham Trent University in 2018, John was a lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Staffordshire University. Prior to that, John completed his PhD at the University of Salford, where he held a PhD Graduate Teaching Studentship role. His PhD research focused on preventative approaches to stress-management at work, and particularly the factors influencing their effectiveness. Before entering academia, John was manager of Salford’s Community Health Trainer service, which aimed to support people to improve their health and well-being, and to develop their skills and prospects

Research areas

  • Preventative approaches to stress-management at work
  • Process evaluation of work-based interventions

Psychology has so many applications and implications at work, and John's main interests lie in trying to make work a better place to be, and particularly understanding why well-intentioned efforts to improve things might not always turn out the way they were planned.  He also has an interest in how some of the simple beliefs we hold about ourselves can affect how we perceive and respond to challenges and learning situations, both in and out of work.