Stephen Bevan


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Head of HR Research Development

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Professor Stephen Bevan, an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University, returned to IES as Head of HR Research Development in April 2016. Stephen was previously Director of Research at The Work Foundation.

Stephen has conducted research on high-performance work practices, employee reward strategy, staff engagement and retention, and 'good work'. He has a special interest in workforce health and wellbeing, having led a number of national and international projects focusing on workforce health and the impact of chronic illness on productivity and social inclusion.

Stephen is an advisor to a number of UK government departments and has advised employers and policymakers in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australasia and North America. He has received a special award from GAMIAN-Europe for his contribution to the field of mental health and is a reviewer for several academic journals, including The Lancet; a regular columnist for HR Magazine; a judge at the Global Healthy Workplace Awards; and is a member of Public Health England’s Health & Work Advisory Board, and the Health and Work Group of the Public Health Responsibility Deal. Stephen has also been Chair of the UK Fit for Work Coalition.

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