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Juliet Hassard

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Role

Juliet is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Psychology. She is currently teaching in the area of workplace psychology and applied psychology. She supervises research projects examining mental health and psychological wellbeing, with a particular focus on understanding their antecedents within the work context.

Career overview

Dr Hassard joined Nottingham Trent University in 2017. She currently holds Honorary Fellowships in the Department of Organisational Psychology and the Centre for Sustainable Working Life (Birkbeck, University of London).

Prior to joining NTU, Dr Hassard held a lectureship in the Department of Organisational Psychology Birkbeck, University of London (2012-2016). During this period of time she also was the Assistant Director for the Centre for Sustainable Working Life (2012-2015) and later appointed Deputy Director (2015-2016). Juliet was a Research Associate with teaching Duties and European Research Programme Co-ordinator for 5 years at the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations at the University of Nottingham. In 2006 she completed a research Internship at the World Health Organisations (Geneva Headquarters) within the Occupational Health team.

In 2013, Juliet completed her PhD in the area of Applied Psychology. Her thesis examined gender and gender-related differences in psychosocial factors, and examined their impact on health and wellbeing within a working population

Research areas

Juliet’s primary research interests are threefold: firstly, the development of interdisciplinary research to further understand the link between the psychosocial work environment and the health and wellbeing of individuals, organisations and communities;  secondly, the integration of biomedical and psychosocial models to more fully understand gender and associated issues of diversity within the workplace, and investigating how these relate to the social patterning of health inequalities; and finally, the management of the impact of cancer, and other forms of long term health conditions, on working life with the aim of facilitating and extending their engagement with work.

Juliet has over 40 published works examining issues relevant to the area of work and wellbeing. She has received funding from Economic and Social Science Research Council, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, and the British Health and Safety Executive; and presented her research at numerous prestigious international conferences. Juliet has provided expert commentary for press outlets, including: BBC World News.

Grants & Funding

2017 Hassard, J., Karanika-Murray, M., Baguley, T. Health Literacy at Work: Nature and Measurement. Nottingham Trent University Kickstarter Funding. £4,973

2015 Hassard, J. The Future of Work and Benefits. Barclays C&ES | thought leadership work.
Barclays. £2,500

2014 Hassard, J., & Cox, T. OSHwiki: review and update of existing web and OSHwiki content (EUOSHA/PRU/2014/12). European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. € 17, 600

2014 Cox, T., MacLennan, S., Vale, L., Hassard, J., & Dewe, P. Social Science Perspectives on the Working Lives of those with Cancer: Psychosocial, Organisational and Economic Perspectives (ES/MOO189X/1). Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). £29, 993

2013 Hassard, J., Cox, T, & Dewe, P. Organisational Interventions on Psychosocial risks. Funded by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (contract number: PRU/2013/SC/02). € 19, 750

2013 Hassard, J., Cox, T, & Dewe, P. Cost related to stress and psychosocial risks at work. Funded by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (contract number: OSHA/C/ROU/2012/13). € 14 364

2012 Hassard, J., Cox, T, & Dewe, P. Development of content for the OSHwiki – Psychosocial issues (OSHA/SC/ROU/2012/06). Funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. € 76,787

2012 Hassard, J., Cox, T, & Dewe, P. Development of content for the OSHwiki – OSH Management and Organisation (OSHA/SC/ROU/2012/05). Funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. €18,425

2012 Hassard, J., Cox, T, & Dewe, P. Development of content for the OSHwiki – OSH in general, Ergonomics, Safety , Work Organisations, Health. (OSHA/SC/ROU/2012/10). Funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. € 4790

2012 Hassard, J., Cox, T, & Dewe, P. Development of content for the OSHwiki – Psychosocial issues based on existing resources (OSHA/SC/ROU/2012/11). Funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. € 5078

2011 Cox, T., Hassard, J., & Jones, C. Topic Centre for European Agency for Safety and Health at Work research program. Funded by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. £55, 032

2010 Cox, T., & Hassard, J. Topic Centre for European Agency for Safety and Health at Work research program. Funded by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. £92, 090

2010 Cox, T., Hassard, J., & Hassard, T. Identifying and describing data sources for occupational health and safety. Funded by the Health and Safety Executive. £26, 000

2009 Cox, T., & Hassard, J. Topic Centre for European Agency for Safety and Health at Work research program. Funded by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. £56, 050

External activity

Member of the Executive Committee, European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology

Member of the Conference Organising Committee, Bi-annual conference for the European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology

Invited Speaker and Workshop Commentator, NIVA Education “Wellbeing a Work” (May 19-22, 2015; Tampere, Finland).

Invited Peer-Reviewer, World Health Organisational guidance booklet: “Gender Aspects of Building Healthy Workplaces”

Peer-reviewer for numerous academic journals:

  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • International Journal of Stress Management
  • Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services
  • Safety Science
  • International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Human Relations
  • Stress & Health
  • Occupational Medicine and Toxicology

Sponsors and collaborators

Collaborators
- Centre for Sustainable Working Life, Birkbeck University of London
- Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham
- The METIS Collaboration (Birkbeck, University of Aberdeen, and Newcastle University)
- Health and Safety Laboratory (UK)

International Collaborators
- TNO Employment (Netherlands)
- BAuA (Germany)
- EUROGIP (France)
- FIOH (Finland)
- PREVENT (Belgium)
- DGUV (Germany)
- Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy – CIOP (Poland)
- Kooperationsstelle Hamburg IFE GmbH (Germany)

Sponsors
- Nottingham Trent University
- Economic & Social research Council
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
- Health and Safety Executive