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About Dr Jim Morgan

Jim is a Principal Lecturer specialising in Human Factors and Occupational Health Psychology.

Dr Morgan holds an MSc in Human Factors and a PhD in Applied Psychology from the University of Leeds, as well as a Pg Cert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education from Sheffield Hallam University. Jim is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jim is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), and the Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA).

Current Teaching

  • Organisational Psychology
  • Individual Differences & Work Behaviour
  • UG & PG Project Supervision

Research Interests

Jim is interested most of all in finding ways to help organisations enhance their effectiveness while maintaining or improving employee health and well-being. His recent research and consultancy has focused on the psychological and system factors that influence operational risk, particularly in safety-critical environments.

In addition to his doctoral research with Eurostar, Jim has worked in collaboration with a number of external agencies, including British Energy, the Police and Fire services, Social Services, the Department for Work and Pensions, and Care UK / NHS England (evaluating NHS111). He is the academic supervisor for two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in collaboration with VolkerRail and Amey, developing and testing behavioural interventions to further improve safety for those working in the railway industry. Dr Morgan also leads the Psychology Applied to Safety & Health research team which conducts research and consultancy in industrial and health settings.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (8)

Chapters (1)

  • Kandola R; Curcuruto M; Griffin M; Morgan J (2018) The Influence of Organisational Safety Climate on Group Safety Outcomes: The Mediation Role of Supervisor Safety Communication and Monitoring. In: Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors. : , pp. .

Conference contributions (3)

  • Morgan J; Curcuruto M; Kandola R; Griffin M (2018) Safety climate in the UK railway industry: a leading indicator of safety performance? Analysis of the impact on accident experience, safety compliance, consideration of future safety consequences, and trust in organizational safety systems. Barcelona (Spain) .
  • Kandola RAJ; Curcuruto M; Morgan J (2017) Safety climate validation for UK rail infrastructure workers: Analysis of the nomological network for design engineers and rail maintenance workers London 06/11/2017.
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  • Matthews M; Morgan J; Spriggs S (2017) A cross-sectional study exploring the effect of work place stressors on individual psychological and behavioural indicators of safety London 06/11/2017.
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Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (1)

  • Kandola R; Curcuruto M; Griffin M; Morgan JI (2018) The influence of organisational safety climate on group safety outcomes: The mediation role of supervisor safety communication and monitoring. In: . : , pp. 35-46.
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