Dr Robert Kerr
Robert has lectured on Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management within the Ulster Business School, Ulster University since 2005. His academic research and enterprise-based activity through Employee Wellbeing Ltd has helped to create a significant positive impact on promoting and improving employee wellbeing across a variety of national and international organisations. This positive impact has been acknowledged through an Ulster University Impact Case Study ‘Advancing HR practice through employee wellbeing strategies’, ranked as ‘world-leading or internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
His four key areas of activity are:
- Exploring the relationship between working conditions, employee wellbeing and employee behaviour.
- Improving methods of auditing psycho-social work conditions.
Robert has worked at a strategic level with leading authorities on health and wellbeing, including the Health and Safety Authorities in the UK and Republic of Ireland. This work has included the development and validation of a national tool for conducting psycho-social work audits.
- Developing HR strategies to improve employee wellbeing. Robert has been instrumental in developing award-winning wellbeing strategies of clients such as Danske Bank, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
- Developing online HR tools to improve employee wellbeing.