Dr Jo Lloyd is a lecturer in occupational psychology. She specialises in occupational health psychology and organisational behaviour.
The first of Jo’s main areas of research concerns the application of a contextual cognitive-behavioural theory, known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to workplace health and performance. Major projects have included the application of ACT-focussed psychological skills interventions to improving client-focussed attitudes and burnout in the human services, as well as the development of new methods to assess a contextual process, known as psychological flexibility, in the workplace. More recent projects concern the application of ACT-based technologies in performance-based contexts (e.g., coaching and organisational development) as well as examinations of how ACT and psychological flexibility can inform our understanding of Positive Organisational Behaviour (POB).
The second of Jo’s main areas of research concerns issues around minority status, identity management and prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Major projects have included understanding the central sources of workplace demand and resource for minority groups (e.g., ethnic minority groups, sexual and gender minority groups), multiple minority statuses (e.g., being both an ethnic minority and female), as well as global inequality issues (e.g., access to healthcare, education) for minority groups.
Jo regularly presents on her work in both UK and international conferences. She is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a registered occupational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Jo is currently the scientific sub-committee chair for the ACT special interest group with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and is a member of the Partnership and Accreditation Committee (PAC) for the Division of Occupational Psychology.
Employee health and wellbeing, stress and emotional burnout; minority status, prejudice and discrimination in the workplace; global inequality and access to institutional resources for minority groups; psychological flexibility; acceptance-focussed cognitive behaviour therapies (CBTs) for promoting employee mental health, behavioural effectiveness, and productive client/customer-related attitudes;
Mindfulness and meditation in the workplace: An acceptance and commitment therapy approach
Bond, Frank W.; Flaxman, Paul E. and Lloyd, Joda. 28 January 2016. Mindfulness and meditation in the workplace: An acceptance and commitment therapy approach. In: Michael A. West, ed. The Psychology of Meditation, Research and Practice. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199688906
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Lloyd, Joda and Bond, Frank W.. 2 April 2015. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In: Stephen Palmer, ed. The Beginner's Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition. Sage, pp. 87-97. ISBN 0857022350
Work-Related Self-Efficacy as a Moderator of the Impact of a Worksite Stress Management Training Intervention: Intrinsic Work Motivation as a Higher-Order Condition of Effect
Lloyd, Joda; Bond, Frank W. and Flaxman, Paul E.. 1 January 2016. Work-Related Self-Efficacy as a Moderator of the Impact of a Worksite Stress Management Training Intervention: Intrinsic Work Motivation as a Higher-Order Condition of Effect. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, pp. 1-45. ISSN 1076-8998
The development and initial validation of The Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire
Gillanders, David; Bolderston, Helen; Bond, Frank W.; Dempster, Maria; Flaxman, Paul E.; Campbell, Lindsey; Kerr, Sian; Tansey, Louise; Noel, Penelope; Ferenbach, Clive; Masley, Samantha; Roach, Louise; Lloyd, Joda; May, Lauraine; Clarke, Susan and Remington, Bob. January 2014. The development and initial validation of The Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire. Behavior Therapy, 45(1), pp. 83-101. ISSN 0005-7894
The work-related acceptance and action questionnaire (WAAQ): Initial psychometric findings and their implications for measuring psychological flexibility in specific contexts
Bond, Frank W.; Lloyd, Joda and Guenole, Nigel. September 2013. The work-related acceptance and action questionnaire (WAAQ): Initial psychometric findings and their implications for measuring psychological flexibility in specific contexts. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86(3), pp. 331-347. ISSN 0963-1798
The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout
Lloyd, Joda; Bond, Frank W. and Flaxman, Paul E.. 2 May 2013. The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout. Work & Stress, 27(2), pp. 181-199. ISSN 0267-8373