John Hudson (Business)

Job Title and Responsibilities

I am lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, teaching on related undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

About Me

My recent PhD research focused on preventative approaches to stress-management at work, and particularly the factors influencing their effectiveness.  Prior to my PhD I completed an MSc in Organisational Psychology at Manchester Business School, which continued an interest I gained at undergraduate level from my Psychology degree.


  • PhD. Organisational Psychology, University of Salford
  • MSc. Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School
  • BSc. Psychology, University of Salford

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • British Psychological Society (graduate member)


  • Preventative approaches to stress-management at work
  • Process evaluation of complex workplace interventions

Research Interests

Psychology has so many applications and implications at work, and my main interests lie in trying to make work a better place to be, and particularly understanding why efforts to improve things might not always turn out the way they were intended. 

I also have an interest in ‘mindset’; how the simple beliefs we hold about ourselves can affect how we perceive and respond to learning situations.

Selected Publications

  • Hudson, J. H. & Weinberg, A. (2017).  Process Evaluation of an Organisational-Level Stress-Management Intervention in the Public Sector During Austerity, presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology conference, Dublin, 20th May 2017.
  • Hudson, J. H. & Weinberg, A. (2016) The best-laid plans: improving employee well-being in turbulent times, presented at the Institute of Work Psychology Conference, Sheffield, 22nd June 2016.
  • Hudson, J. H. (2016) What’s the problem? Risk assessment using the HSE Management Standards indicator, presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Conference, Nottingham, 6th January 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1216.6803
  • Hudson, J. H. (2015) Psychosocial conditions in a large public sector organisation during ‘austerity’: what’s the problem?, Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Liverpool, 7th May 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3969.1928


John Hudson
Staffordshire University Business School
Room B348
Brindley Building
t: +44 (0)1782 294042
twitter: @brucie_rooster