Professor Ivan RobertsonBSc, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS, FBAM


Founding Director

Ivan is a Founding Director of Robertson Cooper Ltd and Emeritus Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology at The University of Manchester. He previously held senior roles at the university including Head of Manchester School of Management and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (of UMIST) After founding the company, with Sir Cary Cooper, he was managing director from 2002 until he handed over to our current MD Ben Moss in 2010. He has worked on consulting assignments across all sectors of the economy and across the world.

On behalf of the business, he retains an active interest in leading edge wellbeing research and has published over 40 books and 200 or so scholarly articles/conference papers. He has held visiting posts in the USA, Singapore and Australia.

His latest books are: “Wellbeing: Happiness and Productivity at Work” (2011), Management and Happiness (2013) and Work Psychology (2016).

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