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Professor David Guest
Professor David E Guest is Professor in Organisational Psychology and HRM at King's Business School.

Professor David Guest

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Emeritus Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management

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  • Human Resource Management

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David Guest is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management at King's Business School. His research and writing addresses the relationship between human resource management, organizational performance and employee well-being, the changing role of careers, quality of working life and the role of the psychological contract. His research has involved collaboration with several private sector organizations and UK government departments. He has received over £10 million in research grants including from bodies such as the ESRC and NIHR.

Prior to joining King's College in 2000, David was Professor of Occupational Psychology and Pro-Vice Master at Birkbeck College, University of London. He also taught for many years at the London School of Economics and spent some time in industry. He gained his PhD from the University of London through Birkbeck College.

David has over 100 academic publications in international journals and research books. He has been heavily involved in journal editing and sits on the academic boards of several international journals. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the International Association of Applied Psychology and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. He has also been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Dutch HRM Network and a Career Achievement Award by the Human Resource Division of the American Academy of Management.

In addition to his role at King's, David is Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Australia and a regular lecturer at the universities of Maastricht and Valencia. He is a Council Member of the Institute of Employment Studies, sits on the Advisory Council of Involvement and Participation Association and is a Trustee of the T Ritchie Rodger Research Foundation of the British Psychological Society.

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