Dr David J. Hughes

Lecturer in Organisational Psychology

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I am Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Organisational Psychology, Programme Director for the Msc. Organisational Psychology and MSc. Business Psychology, and work with business leaders via our executive education programmes. I joined the Alliance Manchester Business School in January 2015 having previously developed and directed the MSc. Business Psychology at Coventry University. My PhD research, conducted at the University of Manchester, identified personality traits that influence consumers’ use of credit (loans, credit cards) and insurance (genuine and fraudulent claims).

My research interests centre on individual differences (e.g., personality, emotions, motives) and can be broken down into three main areas: (i) theoretical nature and measurement of individual differences, (ii) the role of individual differences in workplace creativity, and (iii) individual differences in unethical, impulsive, and deviant behaviour. 

My research has been published in top-tier journals, including, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, EmotionEmotion Review, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Computers in Human Behaviour. I also have considerable experience in the development and evaluation of psychometric tools and co-edited the two-volume Wiley Handbook of Psychometric Testing.

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