David Graham

Thesis title:

Workplace Stress: a critical evaluation of strategies to understand and combat the stresses of working life


This project will explore the origins of the new prominence given to ‘workplace stress’. How has this phenomenon arisen? What understandings of its causes underpin the current strategies of prevention? What strategies are being developed and how effective are they? How do these vary in different countries? How, if at all, are questions of workplace stress linked to more general arguments that entry into work is a key element in the recovery journey of those experiencing mental distress? And more generally, how effectively do these ways of thinking and acting address the changing nature of work itself? What might be required to really create ‘mental health friendly’ workplaces?

First supervisor:

Nikolas Rose


5- Work, Organisations & Business Management