Dan Lucy

BSc, MSc, (CPsychol)

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Principal Research Fellow


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Dan Lucy is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He started his research career at IES back in 2006, leading many assignments on leadership, including evaluating the impact of variations in management practice at the Olympic Park, on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and identifying how behavioural economics could be applied to workplace disputes to solve conflict, for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Dan’s expertise in organisational development (OD) has helped many employers and public bodies, including the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), who commissioned IES to assess the impact of, and help develop, their business strategy.

Another key area of interest for Dan is the relationship between health and work. His experience includes evaluating interventions, including occupational health initiatives for SMEs and the Fit for Work service (HSE, Department for Work and Pensions), supporting the health and wellbeing of employees at, and returning to, work.

Dan returned to IES in May 2018 after five years as head of research at Roffey Park Institute. In this role, Dan oversaw the research programme in the fields of strategic HR, leadership and Organisational Development (OD), leading the team who won the 2018 HR Distinction Award for supplier-led innovation and collaboration. Delivering consultancy projects for clients in the UK and Europe, he also developed a leadership framework that was adopted across the entire healthcare sector in Singapore. His other projects included work on diversity, organisational values, developing OD and People Strategy as well as running action learning sets for senior managers.

Dan is a principal practitioner of the Association of Business Psychologists (PPABP). His diverse pre-research career included roles in IT project management for HSBC and Merrill Lynch, and senior roles in mental health for various charities, and the NHS. This experience enriches his work for IES clients.


1998 London School of Economics and Political Science MSc, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
1995 University of Manchester BSc, Psychology


2018- Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies
2013-2018 Head of Research, Roffey Park Institute
2006-2012 Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies
2003-2006 Manager, 2Care, NHS
1999-2003 IT Manager, Merrill Lynch HSBC




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