British Council and Goldsmiths, University of London
'How to be Productive and Live the Life You Want'
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About the Speaker:
Professor Frank Bond BA PGDip MSc PhD CPsychol ICTLHE
Director, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
Research interests include: Organisational behaviour, psychological flexibility, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Professor Frank Bond is the Director of the Institute of Management Studies and was previously Head of the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research and consultancy focus on identifying and enhancing the organisational and psychological factors that determine work effectiveness (e.g., productivity, innovation), leadership skills, and employee health (e.g., mental/physical health). Currently, he is developing methods to assess psychological processes, such as psychological flexibility (or psychological acceptance), in the workplace. He is also developing and testing theory-driven interventions for improving work-related productivity and health (e.g., through leadership training).
Frank has published widely in the fields of applied psychology and organisational behaviour, and his research has been funded by charities, industry, government, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Frank has consulted with a wide-range of organisations, for example, to enhance leadership skills in investment bankers and innovation potential at the BBC. He is a trustee of the European Association of Occupational Health Psychology and was recently President of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Sciences. Frank is currently on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals, including Work & Stress.
Prof. Frank Bond: http://www.gold.ac.uk/institute-management-studies/staff/bond/
Frank Bond has worked with UK Olympic and Paralympic coaches and teams over the past 12 years and trained all 32 of the UK Olympic Sport Psychologists in the performance skills required for success.
Coaching the Coaches: Team GB coaches are undergoing mindfulness training to help them cope with the pressure-cooker situation of the Paralympics.