Dr Alison Legood

Work and Organisational Psychology Department

Alison Legood

Alison is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Work and Organisational Psychology at Aston Business School. She is module leader for two undergraduate modules, Psychology and Work and Theories and Practice of Leadership. Prior to joining Aston Business School Alison held a Post-Doctoral Research position at the Centre for Trust and Ethical Behaviour (CETEB). Alison is part of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Working Group on Board Effectiveness and is currently Co-Track Chair of the Organisational Psychology Track for the British Academy of Management. 

Position: Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3270
Email: a.legood2@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW8018

  • PhD in Business and Management, Aston University (2013)
  • Diploma, Learning and teaching certificate (2012)
  • Level A and B Qualifications in Occupational Testing (British Psychological Society, 2008)
  • MSc, Occupational Psychology with Distinction, Cardiff University (2008)  
  • BSc Psychology, Cardiff University (2004)
  • Lecturer – Aston Business School. (2014 - Present)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Trust and Ethical Behaviour (CETEB), Coventry University. (March 2013 - July 2014)

  • BH3319, Theory and Practice of Leadership

  • Bh2239/3328, Psychology and Work

  • BN2225, FOM2/2 Business Game

  • BS2232, Business Policy

  • Interpersonal and organisational trust

  • Trust-building behaviour

  • Leadership and social exchange

  • Authentic Leadership and Behavioural Integrity

  • Legood, A., McGrath, M., & Searle, R. Trust and well-being in a social services context –Pump priming (2013) - £4785, successful
  • Searle,R.H., A. Nienaber, A.,Legood, A., Weibel, D. Den Hartog : Restoring trust in the public sector – 8 organisation study including health and emergency context, CIPD funded, £3168, successful 
  • Ana Radulovic (2012 - ).The effects of forgiveness dynamics on Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) relationship and its outcomes.  Associate supervisor with Dr Geoff Thomas and Dr Olga Epitropaki
  • Matt Jones (2013 - ) Trust and Ethical Leadership: A multi-level analysis.  Associate supervisor with Professors Ros Searle and Marylyn Carrigan and Dr Ann-Marie Nienaber, Coventry University.
  • Member, Academy of Management. (July 2014 - Present)

  • Member, British Academy of Management. (May 2013 - Present)

  • Member, European Group of Organisational Studies. (May 2013 - Present)

  • Member, Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society. (April 2013 - Present)

  • Associate, Higher Education Academy," (March 2012 - Present)

  • Member, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. (May 2011 - Present)

Peer- Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Martin, R., Thomas, G., Legood, A., Della-Russo, S (2017: in press). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Differentiation and Work Outcomes: Conceptual Clarification and Critical Review. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

  •  Lee, A., Schwarz, G., Newman, A. & Legood, A. (2017; in press). Investigating When and Why Psychological Entitlement Predicts Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics.

  • Legood, A., Thomas, G, & Sacramento, C (2016: in press). Leader Trustworthy Behaviour and Organizational Trust: The Role of the Immediate Manager for Cultivating Trust.Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 

  • Legood, A*. McGrath M*, Searle, R, & Lee, A (2015: in press). Exploring how Social Workers Experience and Cope with Public Perception of their Profession. British Journal of Social Work. *Both authors contributed equally; naming is alphabetical. 

  • Lyubovnikova, J., Legood, A.,  Turner, N., & Mamakouka, A. (2015: in press). How Authentic Leadership Influences Team Performance: The Mediating Role of Team Reflexivity. Journal of Business Ethics. 

Book Chapters

  • Thomas, G., Legood, A., & Lee, A. (2010).  Mind-reading accuracy. In J. Smith, W. Ickes & J. Hall (Ed.) Managing interpersonal sensitivity: Knowing when an when not to understand others. New Science Publishers 
  • Legood, A., Lee, A. (in press). Why, when and how motivation helps emphatic accuracy. Managing Interpersonal Sensitivity. New York: Nova Publishers.

Conference papers

  • Lee, A., Schwarz, G., Newman, A. & Legood, A. Reducing the Effects of Psychological Entitlement on Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior: Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Vancouver, August 2015
  • Martin, R., Thomas, G., Legood, A., Della-Russo, S. LMX Differentiation and Work-Related Outcomes: The Role of  LMX Comparison Processes. : Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Vancouver, August 2015
  • Legood, A., van der Werff, L, Weibel, A & Buckley, F. To Trust or not to Trust: Exploring the Motivations Underlying Leader-Follower Trust Decisions. First International Network on Trust (FINT), Coventry, November 2014        
  • Lyubovnikova, J., Legood, A & Lee, A. Trust but verify: The perils of intrateam trust for the performance of short-lived teams. A moderated mediation examination. British Academy of Management (BAM), Belfast, September 2014.        
  • Searle, R, Weibel, A, Nienaber, A, Legood, A & den Hartog, D. Exploring Distrust - A Study in the Current Turmoil of the British Public Sector. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Philadelphia, August 2014.        
  • Lybovnikova, J. & Legood, A. Authentic leadership and team performance: The mediating role of reflexivity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Philadelphia, August 2014.        
  • Legood A., Thomas, G. & Spears, R. Effective leadership in depersonalised teams; the role of circumscribed depersonalisation. British Academy of Management (BAM), Liverpool, September 2013.        
  • Legood, A., Thomas, G. & Searle, R. Determining organisational trust; the role of organisational structure and managerial trustworthy behaviour. European Group of Organisational Studies (EGOS), Montreal, July 2013.        
  • Searle, R. & Legood, A.  Applicant attraction and organisational trust: The role of trust. European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP), Munster, May 2013.  

Practitioner Publications

  • Searle, R, H, Legood, A, & Teoh, K. Trust Boards and Governace: Composition and Behavioural Styles. Occupational Psychology in Public Practice (OPIPP) report. 
  • Co-track Chair for the British Academy of Management (BAM) Organisational Psychology Special Interest Group 
  • Member, DoP Board Effectiveness Working Group 
  • Representative for Occupational Psychology in Public Policy (OPIPP)

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