Dr Andrew Clements
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology
When it comes to teaching psychology, what excites me is discussing the application of psychology to the challenges that face us in life.
My particular research interests focus on processes by which people become members of professions, and make their early career moves.
Commitment and motivation are of interest to me, because these shape the energy we put into our pursuits and our persistence through difficult times.
- MSc Occupational Psychology, Birkbeck University of London.
- PhD, University of Bedfordshire.
- MSc Applied Psychology, Middlesex University.
- BSc Psychology, University of Reading.
- Occupational and Organisational Psychology (unit coordinator).
- Stress, Coping, and Chronic Disease.
- Academic Course Contact for Peer-Assisted Learning.
- Career behaviours and employability.
- Commitment and motivation at work.
- Professional identity and culture.
- Wellbeing at work.
Recent Research Projects?
- Participatory approaches to wellbeing in the police.
- Employability and proactive career behaviours in undergraduate students.
- Wellbeing in prison workers.
- Commitment in students studying for a caring profession.
Service to the Academic/Professional Community
- I lead coordination of employability activities for the School of Psychology.
- I am a reviewer for Criminal Justice and Behavior, European Management Journal, International Journal of Stress Management, Journal of Educational Psychology, Studies in Higher Education, and other peer-reviewed publications.
Recent Conference Presentations
- Clements, A.J. & Sharples, A. (2019). Identifying wellbeing priorities in the police through a World Café methodology, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester
- Clements, A.J. (2018). Exploring diversity and employability with Higher Education students and graduates, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Sheffield
- Clements, A.J. (2017). Graduate employability in students of Black and minority ethnic (BME) background: A mixed-methods approach, Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference, Newport
- Clements, A.J., Ahmed, S., & Henderson, B. (2017). Student experience of gamified learning: A qualitative approach, Proceedings of the European Conference on Game-Based Learning, Graz, 88-94
- Clements, A.J. & Kamau, C. (2017). Student career goals, advice-seeking, and perceptions of factors enhancing employability, British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton
- Clements, A.J. & Kamau, C. (2017). Student career goals, advice-seeking, and perceptions of factors enhancing employability, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Liverpool
- Clements, A.J. (2017). Working hard but sustainably: College apprentices’ understandings of job performance, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Liverpool
- Kinman, G., Clements, A. & Hart, J. (2016). Job demands and work-life conflict in UK prison officers. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, Athens
- Kinman, G., Clements, A. & Hart, J. (2016). Presenteeism in UK prison officers: a qualitative analysis. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, Athens
- Clements, A.J. & Kamau, C. (2016). An investigation of goal-setting in undergraduate employability, Presented at the Higher Education Academy STEM Annual Conference 2016, oral presentation given on 28th January, Nottingham
- Kinman, G., Clements, A. & Hart, J. (2016). Struggling on regardless: Presenteeism in UK prison officers. Proceedings of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Nottingham, 141-145
- Clements, A.J. & Kamau, C. (2016). Undergraduate engagement with proactive career behaviours: A goal-setting approach, Presented at the Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference 2016, oral presentation given on 8th January, Nottingham
- Clements, A.J., Kinman, G. & Guppy, A. (2014). A longitudinal study of work commitment in student nurses, Presented at the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Annual Conference 2014, poster presentation given on 16th April, London
- Clements, A.J. (forthcoming). What motivational processes underpin student engagement with employability? A critical review, in A. Diver (Ed.) Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship, London: Springer
- Clements,?A.J.,?Kinman, G. & Hart, J. (forthcoming). Stress and wellbeing in prison officers, in R. Burke and S. Pignata?(Eds.) Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-being in the Public Sector, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
- Kinman, G., Clements, A.J., & Hart, J. (2019). “When are you coming back?” Presenteeism in UK Prison Officers, The Prison Journal, 99 (3), 363-383
- Henderson, B., Clements, A., Webb, M., & Kofinas, A. (2019). Exploration: Wardopoly – Game-based experiential learning in nurse leadership education, in A. James and C. Nerantzi (Eds.) The Power of Play in Higher Education (pp 273-282), London: Palgrave Macmillan
- Clements, A.J. & Kamau, C. (2018). Understanding students' motivation towards proactive career behaviours through goal-setting theory and the job demands-resources model, Studies in Higher Education, available online at: dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1326022
- Kinman, G., Clements, A. & Hart, J. (2017). Job demands, resources and mental health in UK prison officers. Occupational Medicine
- Clements, A.J. & Kinman, G. (2017) Silence is golden: Using ‘safe words’ to promote research student ownership in supervisory meetings, Journal of Pedagogic Development
- Kinman, G., Clements, A.J., Hart, J. (2017). Working conditions, work-life conflict, and wellbeing in U.K. prison officers: The role of affective rumination and detachment, Criminal Justice and Behavior
- Clements, A.J., Kinman, G., & Hart, J. (2017). Using the Health and Safety Executive benchmark framework to investigate wellbeing in the prison service: A mixed-methods approach, in SAGE Research Methods Cases Health, SAGE Publications, forthcoming online at methods.sagepub.com/case/health-safety-executive-benchmark-wellbeing-prison-service-mixed-methods
- Kinman, G., Clements, A.,?& Hart, J. (2016). Work-related wellbeing in UK prison officers: A benchmarking approach, International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 9 (3), 290-307
- Clements, A.J., Kinman, G., Leggetter, S., Teoh, K., & Guppy, A. (2016). Exploring commitment, professional identity, and support for student nurses, Nurse Education in Practice, 16 (1), 20-26 doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2015.06.001
- Clements, A.J. (2014). A mixed-methods approach to occupational commitment in student nurses, in Sage Research Methods Cases, SAGE Publications. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013508503
- Clements, A.J., Kinman, G. & Guppy, A. (2014). ‘You Could Damage Somebody's Life’: Student and Lecturer Perspectives on Commitment, Social Work Education, 33 (1), 91-104, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2012.741579
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