Dr David J. Hughes

Lecturer in Organisational Psychology

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David is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Organisational Psychology. He is Programme Director for the Msc. Organisational Psychology and MSc. Business Psychology as well as PMO co-ordinator for postgraduate research. He is a multi-award winning educator. Having won over 20 awards, including an Excellence in Practice Gold Award for executive education, University-wide awards for best research-led teacher, best research supervisor, and the prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award in 2022.

David joined the Alliance Manchester Business School in January 2015 having previously developed and directed the MSc. Business Psychology at Coventry University. His 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).

His current 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. 

David's research has been recognised with several international awards and is regularly 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 Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology.

David is also expert in the development and evaluation of psychometric tools and co-edited the two-volume Wiley Handbook of Psychometric Testing. Currently holding two large-scale grants to support the development psychometrics for the high-stakes legal and the nuclear sectors.

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