Dr Chris Woodrow

Director of Studies, LOB

Dr Chris Woodrow

Dr Chris Woodrow

Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour
Fellow of HEA
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Henley Business School Building Room 225, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 5357


Chris' academic background is in organisational psychology. He was awarded a PhD by King’s College London and has held research and teaching posts at the University of Oxford, King's College London and Middlesex University. He has also worked outside academia in health policy.

Chris' research broadly examines relationships at work and their effects on individuals and organisations. His work has particularly focused on workplace bullying, psychological contracts and newcomer socialisation.

Chris is a fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

Programme Delivery

Module convenor for:

MM254 - Organisational Behaviour

MM357 - Management Project

MMM048 - Managing People and Organisations


Woodrow, C. and Guest, D. E. (2019). Pathways through organizational socialization: A longitudinal qualitative study based on the psychological contract. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12285

Woodrow, C. and Guest, D. E. (2017), Knowledge acquisition and effective socialization: the role of the psychological contract. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 90(4), 587-595.

Woodrow, C. and Guest, D., (2017), Leadership and approaches to the management of workplace bullying, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(2), 221-233.

Woodrow, C., and Guest, D., 2014, When good HR gets bad results: exploring the challenge of HR implementation in the case of workplace bullying, Human Resources Management Journal, 24(1), 38-56.

Guest, D. and Woodrow, C., 2012, Exploring the boundaries of human resource managers' responsibilities, Journal of Business Ethics, 111(1), 109-119.

Woodrow, C., and Guest, D., 2012, Public violence, staff harassment and the well-being of nursing staff: an analysis of national survey data, Health Services Management Research, 25 (1), 24-30.

Woodrow, C., and Guest, D., 2011, An investigation of workplace bullying in three UK healthcare organisations, New Challenges for a Healthy Workplace in Human Services, 8, 87-104.

Consulting and Outreach

Chris' research and consultancy has involved working with organisations in the healthcare, civil service and trade union areas, as well as in the commercial sector.