Professor Stephen A. Woods
- Position: WPG Science Faculty
- Qualification: PhD, MSc, BSc, CPsychol
Personal Experience & Biography
Stephen A. Woods is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HRM at University of Liverpool Management School, and a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist. Steve is a recognized internationally for his expertise in personality at work and his research in this area focuses on psychometric and personality trait assessment, and personality development and change at work. He also conducts research on recruitment and selection in organizations, with special interests in how to ensure fair and effective assessment and people-analytics procedures. Steve has wider interests in human resource management and development, for example in diversity management, coaching and well-being at work. Steve publishes his work in scientific and professional journals, scholarly books, and international conferences. He co-authors the international text The Psychology of Work and Organizations. As a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist, Steve works with industry to help put research into action, and to help develop solutions to real world challenges of management. He consults extensively with businesses and organisations globally, especially in the areas of HR assessment and development, and has designed bespoke psychometrics for companies in the UK and globally. Prof Woods gained his PhD in Psychology in 2004, and prior to joining University of Liverpool, held a lectureship at University of Nottingham, a Readership at Aston Business School, a Chair at Surrey Business School as well as a visiting Professorship at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.