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Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE

50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE is a founding President of the British Academy of  Management, President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), former President of RELATE and President of the Institute of Welfare. 

 He was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, former Editor of the scholarly journal Stress and Health and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Management, now in its 3rd Edition. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation, ILO, and EU in the field of occupational health and wellbeing, was Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Chronic Disease of the World Economic Forum (2009-2010) (then served for 5 years on the Global Agenda Council for mental health of the WEF) and was Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences 2009-2015. 

Professor Cooper is the Chair of the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing at Work (comprising 40 global companies e.g. BP, Microsoft, NHS Executive, UK government, Rolls Royce, John Lewis Partnership, etc>). Professor Cooper is the author/editor of over 250 books in the field of occupational health psychology, workplace wellbeing, women at work and occupational stress.  He was awarded the CBE by the Queen for his contributions to occupational health; and in 2014 he was awarded a Knighthood for his contribution to the social sciences.


Session Synopsis

The presentation will explore the  costs of lack of mental health at work, what inhibits and enhances workplace wellbeing and  what ‘good looks like’ in creating a strategy in developing a wellbeing culture. And finally,  what have we learned from the Covid crisis  as we enter a major recession, and how will the workplace of the future look like in terms of flexible working, people management and dealing with our health and productivity crisis.

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