Dr Ann Davis


Work & Organisational Psychology Group

Ann Davis

Role: Head of Group  
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3261
Email: a.j.davis@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW8020

  • 1985 BSc in Psychology (2:1) Nottingham University
  • 1993 PhD in PsychologyThesis title: Job values and expressed attitudes to organisational change


  • Head of Group, Work and Organisational Psychology, Aston Business School. (September 2010 - Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School. (June 2009 - Present)
  • Associate Dean (UG Programme), Aston Business School. (January 2008 - June 2009)
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School. (September 2004 - 2008)
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Derby. (March 1995 - 2002)
  • Head of Division HRM/OB, University of Derby. (September 1997 - September 1999)
  • Lecturer, University of Leeds. (September 1990 - 1995)
  • Project Officer, University of Loughborough. (April 1989 - 1990)
  • Research Assistant, University of Nottingham. (October 1985 - 1989)
On the undergraduate programme, I am module leader and teach on Theories and Practice of Human Resource Management (BH2212).  I am currently Associate Course Director for the Joint Honours Psychology and Business BSc Programme. From January 2008-June 2009 I held the role of Associate Dean: Undergraduate Programme in Aston Business School.
My research interests centre around the relationship between the individual and the organisation. From an occupational psychology perspective this covers issues such as organisational commitment, identification, and the nature of the psychological contract. From an HRM perspective, issues of organisational justice, managerialism and the (mis)use of power in organisations become prominent.
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Emerald, Journal of International Education in Business. (June 2013 - Present)
  • Co- editor, Sage text book “Strategic and International Human Resource Management”. (January 2013 - February 2014)
  • Guest Editor of special issue, International Journal of Human Resource Management. (December 2011 - June 2013)
  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society.2013

  • Chartered Psychologist and Graduate member of BPS
  • Academy of Management 2009
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy 2001
  • International Association of Applied Psychology 2000
  • Chartered Member, CIPD 1988

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Davis, A., Parkes, C., Budhwar, P. (2014). Bridging difference - national and organisational adaptation for responsible performance. International journal of human resource management, 24, 2273-2277. http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09585192.2013.781429
  • Parkes, C., Davis, A. (2013). Ethics and social responsibility - do HR professionals have the ‘courage to challenge’ or are they set to be permanent ‘bystanders'?. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24, 2411-2434. www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09585192.2013.781437
  • Davis, A., Parkes, C., Budhwar, P., Bridgwater, A. V. (2013). Bridging difference - national and organisational adaptation for responsible performance. International journal of human resource management, 24, 2273-2277. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84878119698&partnerID=8YFLogxK
  • Nigah, N., Davis, A., Hurrell, S. A. (2012). The impact of buddying on psychological capital, work engagement and turnover intentions: An empirical study. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54, 892 - 905.
  • Markovits, Y., Davis, A., Fay, D., van Dick, R. (2010). The link between job satisfaction and organizational commitment - Differences between public and private sector employees. International Public Management Journal, 13(2), 177 - 196.
  • Markovits, Y., Davis, A., Fay, D., van Dick, R. (2010). The truth about the poorly committed public sector employee: Results from a field study in Greece. International Public Management Journal.
  • Markovits, Y., Ulrich, J., van Dick, R., Davis, A. (2008). Regulatory foci and organisational commitment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 485-489.
  • Aycan, Z., Budhwar, P., Davis, A., Al-Hamadi, A. (2007). Cultural orientations and preference for HRM policies and practices: The case of Oman. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18, 22-32.
  • Gautam, D. K., Davis, A. (2007). Integration and devolvement of human resource practices in Nepal. Employee Relations, 29(6), 711-726.
  • Dawson, J., Gonzalez-Roma, V., Davis, A., West, M. (2007). Organizational climate and climate strengths in UK hospitals. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
  • Markovits, Y., Davis, A., van Dick, R. (2007). Organizational commitment profiles and job satisfaction among Greek private and public sector employees. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 7(1), 77-99.
  • Davis, A., Blass, E. (2007). The future workplace: Views from the floor. Futures, 39(1), 38-52.
  • Gautam, T., van Dick, R., Wagner, U., Upadhyay, N., Davis, A. (2005). Organizational citizenship behaviour and organizational commitment in Nepal. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 8, 336-345.

 Book Chapters

  • Davis, A., Scully, J. (2008). Employee Resourcing. Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Research-Based Practice. London: CIPD.
  • Shipton, H., Davis, A. (2008). The changing role of HRM. Strategic HRM: Building research-based practice. London: CIPD Publishing.
  • Davis, A., Tissington, P. (2007). Ergonomics. International Encyclopedia of Organisation Studies. London: Sage.

 Journal Articles

  • Davis, A., Parkes, C., Budhwar, P. (2013). Introduction (special issue). International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Davis, A., Crawshaw, J., Budhwar, P. (2011). Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. To appear in Trust, Leadership and Responsibility.  Public Services Review: UK Science & Technology(3), 60-61.

 Conference Proceedings

  • Abdul Malek, M., Budhwar, P., Davis, A. (2012). Sources of support and expatriation.


Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Director - Joint Honors Psychology & Business. (September 2012 - Present)
  • Head of Group, School. (September 2010 - Present)
  • BSc, HRM Course Director. (September 2008 - July 2011)
  • Course Director, MSc HRM, School. (May 2009 - September 2010)
  • Course Director MSc HRMB part time, University. (September 2007 - September 2010)
  • UG Course Director. (September 2007 - August 2010)
  • Associate Dean, School. (September 2007 - September 2009)
  • Research Ethics Committee member, School. (September 2008 - August 2009)
  • MSc Work Psychology Course Director, School. (September 2007 - September 2008)
  • MSc Organisational Behaviour Course Director, School. (September 2007 - August 2008)
  • Course Director- MSc Work/Organisational Psychology & Business, University. (September 2004 - July 2007)


Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research