Gail Kinman, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London and Director, Council for Work and Health
Gail is Visiting Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. She is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Academy of Social Sciences and has recently been appointed to the Board of the Council for Work and Health.
Gail has published widely in the field of occupational health psychology, with a particular interest in the wellbeing of people whose work is emotionally demanding. Her recent work focuses on developing and evaluating multi-level interventions to enhance resilience, work-life balance and wellbeing in health and social care. This is being used to inform organisational change initiatives and an ‘emotional curriculum’ for health and social care professionals.
Gail has recently been commissioned by bodies such as the Royal College of Nursing Foundation, the Louise Tebboth Foundation and the Society for Occupational Medicine to conduct national reviews of the work-related wellbeing of healthcare professionals. She is currently working with Public Health England, the Society of Occupational Medicine, and the British Psychological Society to formulate guidelines to help organisations and individuals manage the demands posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.