Researchers from Aston Business School are working in partnership with Network Rail to help the firm with an employee welfare project.
Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts as well as managing 19 key stations across Britain. Every year 1.3 billion journeys are made on Britain’s railway and 100 million tonnes of freight is transported by rail between ports, factories and shops.
The research project will involve Aston Business School academics Dr Yves Guillaume, Dr Matthew Carter and Dr Judy Scully. All three academics are part of Aston’s Work & Organisational Psychology Group, an intellectually exciting, creative and productive international research group that aims to advance understanding of social processes, people management and organisational effectiveness, whilst also making a demonstrable difference to effective practice and policy in organisations. The Group’s research is highly recognised both nationally and internationally.
Dr Yves Guillaume, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Aston Business School, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Network Rail on this project. We are motivated to involve the workforce to provide evidence based research that contributes to their wellbeing. This is a real opportunity for practical research and transferring theory into practice, and is particularly exciting as Network Rail is such a well-known organisation.”
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