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Proposal for Emeritus Professorship
The School of Business, Economics and Informatics would like to propose Professor Philip Dewe as
an emeritus professor. Prof. Dewe, who retired from the College in September 2015, has an
exceptional record of service to the College and to his academic discipline.
Prof. Dewe was an MSc student in Industrial Relations at the LSE and was a senior research officer in
the Work Research Unit set up to research the quality of working life 1976-1979. Prof. Dewe
returned to NZ in 1980 to be Head of the Human Resource Management Dept at Massey University
where he remained for the next 20 years. In that period he returned on sabbatical to the LSE in 1986
and to Birkbeck in 1996.
In 2000 Prof. Dewe was recruited back to Birkbeck by the then Head of the Dept of Organizational
Psychology, Professor David Guest. The aim was for the two of them to work together but Professor
Guest was recruited to Kings College London and Prof. Dewe was subsequently appointed Professor
and Head of the Dept of Organizational Psychology and of the School of Management and
Organizational Psychology in 2001.
Prof. Dewe was appointed Vice-Master of the College in 2003 and remained in this role until 2014.
On stepping down from this role he was PV-M Special Projects. He was made a Fellow of the College
in November 2014.
As the short attached CV demonstrates, Prof. Dewe has a distinguished record of research and
teaching in organisational psychology in addition to his record of leadership and management.
Name: Philip John Dewe Title: Professor
Pre-retirement Responsibilities: Vice-Master of Birkbeck College
Professor of Organizational Behaviour
Department: Department of Organizational Psychology
Qualifications: B.Com (Victoria University) 1969
BCA (Hons) (Victoria University) 1972
MCA (Victoria University) 1974
MSc (London School of Economics) 1975
PhD (London School of Economics) 1984
Work Experience: 1964 Management trainee, British Petroleum
1965-1967 Full-time university study, Wellington
1968-1974 Inspector, Inland Revenue Department, Wellington
1974-1975 Full-time university study, London
1975- 1976 Accountant, London
1976- 1979 Senior Research Officer, Work Research Unit, London
1980- 1999 Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2000- 2015 Birkbeck College (University of London)
Visiting Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam 1987-1995 (2 months a year).
Research Fellow, Department of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, 1986
Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, Department of Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck College,
Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, Department of Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck College
Associate Editor - Work & Stress.Associate Editor – American Journal of Health Promotion Editorial
Board – International Journal of Stress Management Review Board - Journal of Organizational
McLennan, R., Inkson, K., Dakin, S., Dewe, P., Elkin, G. (1987). People and Enterprises: Human
Behaviour in New Zealand Organisations. Sydney: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Dewe, P., Cox, T., & Leiter, M. (2000) (Eds). Coping, health and organisations. [Issues in
occupational health], London: Taylor & Francis.
Cooper, C. L., Dewe, P. J., & O’Driscoll, M (2001) Stress and Work Organizations: A review and
critique of theory, research and applications, California: Sage.
Cooper, C.L., & Dewe, P.J. (2004) Stress: A brief history. Oxford: Blackwell.
Dewe, P., O’Driscoll, M., & Cooper, C. (2010) Coping with work stress: A review and critique. Oxford:
International Refereed Journals (57 publications)
Book Chapter (22 publications)
Working Papers and Monographs (11 publications)
Professional Journals (17 publications)
PhD Supervision: 10 successfully completed.
Research grants: Funding from: The New Zealand Educational Institute, The New Zealand Nurses
Association, New Zealand Law Foundation, Foundation for research, Science and Technology,