Thomas Rhys Evans (He/Him/His)

Thomas Rhys Evans (He/Him/His)

Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology

University of Greenwich


Hello! My name is Tom (he/him/his) and I am an Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology at the University of Greenwich, UK. I am also a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Open Psychology Data.

My early research profile focussed upon a variety of themes surrounding the affective and social aspects of our working lives, leading projects on humour, emotional intelligence, feedback, and frustration. I currently focus upon using meta-science and open scholarship practices to understand the quality of evidence within Occupational Psychology, and Psychology more broadly. I work with a number of industry partners, and have published books on the application of Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service, and the evidence behind HR practices

I particularly enjoy adopting a collaborative and critical approach to addressing big societal issues and welcome opportunities to collaborate with researchers, practitioners and industry partners on such goals.

Download my CV.

  • Occupational Psychology
  • Open Scholarship
  • Meta-science
  • Evidence-based practice
  • PhD in Psychology

    Coventry University

  • MSc in Organizational Psychology

    Birkbeck, University of London

  • BSc in Psychology

    Coventry University


Videos and Talks

Since 2020, I have re-recorded all conference talks and presentations so they are accessible and can be enjoyed at a time and space of your comfort. Check out my YouTube channel, here…

Open Data and Materials

Access all materials, data, code and other such resources from my research on my osf page…

Open Access Publications

You can find a list of all my publications, with open-access versions, here…

Personal Philosophy & Goals

Tom’s Global Goals

Improving Science
Goal 1
Jan 2021 – Present

Goals include:

  • Lead/Implement initiatives to improve the practices, methods and/or tools scientists use
  • Lead/contribute to meta-psychology projects with the potential to improve the culture or practices of science
  • Role model the most inclusive and robust practices in communication and collaboration
  • Implement/champion initiatives to improve science culture in my current workplace and collaborations
Inclusivity and “Isms”
Goal 2
Jan 2021 – Present

Goals include:

  • Offer free consultancy for socially-impactful research and/or non-for-profit initiatives led by individuals from communities who face current, or have faced historic, marginalisation or discrimination
  • Use positions of authority/responsibility to challenge exclusionary systems and empower others
  • Lead/contribute to research challenging existing discrimination and/or promoting equal opportunities
  • Champion allyship (e.g. pronoun use) as standard
Improving Workplaces
Goal 3
Jan 2021 – Present

Goals include:

  • Lead/contribute to research that improves workplaces for employees
  • Champion the value of Occupational Psychology for businesses to improve existing standards and challenge norms
  • Lead an international consortium conducting research on socially-important workplace phenomena (e.g. green-washing, corruption, etc)
  • Implement/champion initiatives to improve fairness and compassion in my current workplace
Society and Communities
Goal 4
Jan 2021 – Present

Goals include:

  • Lead/contribute to research that contributes towards the sustainable global goals (e.g. climate change/corruption)
  • Provide quality teaching and a safe and inclusive learning environment to support students to be effective drivers of future societal change
  • Identify/create opportunities to maximise the impact of research contributions to communities and societies
Personal Development
Goal 5
Jan 2021 – Present

Goals include:

  • Contribute to research projects for the sole purpose of personal enjoyment and/or development
  • Ensure self-care is embedded into work and research practices for self and others
  • Commit to at least one meaningful learning experience each year
  • Apply for external recognition and other opportunities to raise the profile, and maximise the impact, of the research I contribute to