Dr Ashley Weinberg
Dr Ashley Weinberg is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is Chair of the Political Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society (BPS), editor of its Political Psychology Bulletin and organises the biannual Psychology of Democracy conferences at Salford MediaCity.
Specialising in the psychology of the workplace and political psychology, Ashley is lead editor of the 2020 book ‘Brexit in the workplace: A psychology of survival?’ and was lead author of the BPS ‘Psychology at Work’ report launched in Parliament in 2017. He is editor of The Psychology of Politicians (Cambridge University Press) – the first book of its kind to examine the social, cognitive and personality factors underlying the behaviour of national politicians.
He has authored numerous peer-review journal articles and books on psychological well-being at work, including ‘Stress in Turbulent Times’ (2012), ‘Organizational Stress Management’ (2010) and ‘Surviving the Workplace’ (2007). He reviews journal submissions for a range of peer-review journals in medicine, management and the social sciences, as well as book proposals for publishers including Sage, Pearson and Cambridge University Press.
Ashley has supervised PhDs on a range of topics including policy and practice in workplace functioning and interventions designed to improve employee well-being. He has acted as an external examiner for PhDs for many universities, as well as for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
In 2020 Ashley received the BPS Excellence in Occupational Psychology Policy Impact Award. He has 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and consultancy and runs workshops on workplace mental health for a range of occupational groups, including social and voluntary services, higher education and the National Health Service. From 2000-2006, Ashley led the establishment of the Psychology department at the University of Salford, where he continues to work.
Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests
Chair of the Politics, policy and practice research group in Psychology
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