Dr Kerrie Unsworth
University of Leeds
Dr Kerrie Unsworth is a Professor at Leeds University Business School. She is interested in studying motivation, creativity, pro-environmental behaviours and well-being. Underlying each of these is an interest in understanding how we juggle the different priorities we have at work and at home; and how we can make our working lives more fulfilling and productive.Kerrie obtained an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Queensland in 1994 and a PhD from the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2001. Her PhD was based on increasing the creativity and innovativeness of design engineers in Rolls Royce plc and BAE Systems. She has won over £1 million in funding and has been cited over 2000 times in academic journals. Her work has appeared in prestigious journals across a number of disciplines including Academy of Management Review, Global Environmental Change, Reliability Engineering & Safety Systems, & Journal of Organizational Behavior. A training program that came out of an Australian Research Council Discovery grant (PositiveU) is now a successfully commercialised program being used by many private and public sector organisations across Australia. Modified versions have also been incorporated into the curricula at UWA and QUT as well as at high schools such as Perth College. Please contact Kerrie for more details on using this program. Finally, Kerrie is currently an Editorial Board member of Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and Frontiers in Organizational Psychology; and is the Treasurer for the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management.