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Research Profile

  • David is a HCPC registered Occupational Psychologist and chartered through the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is both an academic and consultant and has his own limited company that does assessment and supervision on the Qualification in Occupational Psychology and also Hogan Assessments. David’s research interests are in non-traditional work (temporary employment/consulting/gig work) and artificial intelligence especially when used in assessment and selection.

  • David is the module co-ordinator for PSYM100 Individual differences. Hr also teaches on PSY1006 Becoming a Psychologist; PSY2015 Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology and PSY2014 Personality Psychology. The latter two modules are being merged into PSY2031 in 2021-22.

  • David’s research interests are in non-traditional work (temporary employment/consulting /gig work) and artificial intelligence especially when used in assessment and selection. David has published fairly widely both through my own work and also supervising PhD students. David has supervised 3 students to completion in terms of their PhD. He has supervision experience with DBA and taught doctorate students at the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) and more recently at Birkbeck. David has also examined PhD’s internally at UoG and externally at the University of Hull.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view David Biggs’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • David has a few journal publications under his belt and is most proud of his2010 book on consulting, which was designed to get MSc graduates in occupational psychology and MBA’s roles in the consulting industry. Here are a few of David’s publications:

    • Rahim, N., Doaa, A., and Biggs, D.M. (2017) Role of Ethical Leadership in Online Sustainability Reporting.  Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies 3,1, 121-130. doi:
    • Goodenough, A.E., Roberts, H., Biggs, D.M., Derounian, J.G., Hart, A.G. and Lynch, K. (2017) A higher degree of resilience: Using psychometric testing to reveal the benefits of university internship placements, Active Learning in Higher Education 10.1177/1469787417747057.
    • Biggs, D.M., Swailes, S. and Baker, S. (2016) The measurement of worker relations: the development of a three-component scale. Leadership & Organization Development Journal 37,1, 1-12
    • Toms, S. and Biggs, D.M. (2014) The Psychological Impact of Agency Worker Utilisation. Employee Relations 36, 6, 622-641
    • Rahim, A., Schley D.G. and Biggs, D.M. (2012, 2016, 2018) Organizational Design. Chapter in Rahim, A. (Ed) Management: Theory, Research, and Practice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Edition. San Diego: Cognello Academic Publishing
    • Guenole, N. and Biggs, D.M. (2013) Organizational Development and Change. Chapter in Lewis, R. & Zibarras, L. (Eds) Work and Occupational Psychology: Integrating Theory and Practice SAGE Publication
    • Biggs, D.M. (2010) Management Consulting: A guide for students. London: Cengage Learning