Cary L. Cooper

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"Cary L. Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health. He is the author/editor of over 120 books (on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology), has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.

"Professor Cooper is also the President of the Institute of Welfare, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE, a national Ambassador of The Samaritans, and a Patron of Anxiety UK."[1]

"Professor Cooper is Chair of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (an umbrella body of 43 learned societies in the social sciences) (2009-), as well as past Chair of the Chronic Disease and Wellbeing Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum in Geneva (2009-2010). In November 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award by the Times Higher Education for his distinguished contribution to higher education.

"Professor Cooper is the Editor-in-Chief of the international scholarly Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management (13 Volume set), the Editor of Who’s Who in the Management Sciences and on the Editorial Boards of many scholarly journals. He has been an adviser to two UN agencies; the World Health Organisation and the ILO; published a major report for the EU’s European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Work Conditions on `Stress Prevention in the Workplace’, produced a scientific review for the WHO/ILO on workplace violence in the health sector internationally, and was a special adviser to the Defense Committee of the House of Commons on their Duty of Care enquiry (2004-05).

"Professor Cooper is former Chair of The Sunningdale Institute (a think tank on management/organizational issues) in the National School of Government (2004-2009). He was also the lead scientist to the UK Government Office for Science on their Foresight programme on Mental Capital and Well Being (2007-2008), and was appointed a member of the expert group on establishing guidance for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on ‘promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions’, 2009."[2]


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  1. Relate About, organizational web page, accessed June 26, 2012.
  2. lums.lancs Cary Cooper, organizational web page, accessed July 21, 2013.
  3. Mind Gym Academic Board, organizational web page, accessed April 14, 2014.