BSc (Hons) PGDip MSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS
Developing and testing empirically based, pragmatic-existential models of human behaviour and organisational functioning; these include, the ALIVE model of human understanding, meaning, and performance (ALIVE is an acronym for Actively Living as an Individual Vitally, Embedded-in-their-world), and, relatedly, the Organisational Flexibility model of improving the performance and health of people in a broad-range of work environments.
Frank's research also focuses on relational frame theory, and contextual behavioural science in relation to human evolution.
Frank W. Bond, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Management at Goldsmiths, University of London, where is also Director of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS). Previously, he was Head of the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, and he began his academic career at University College London.
For over 20 years, Frank has developed and tested contextual/pragmatic theories for predicting and influencing human behaviour and quality of life in work, educational, sport, community, and clinical contexts. He has also examined how individual differences interact with organisational structures, processes, and strategies to enhance performance- and health-related variables. He has conducted this theoretically applied research in organisations ranging from the UK government and the BBC, to the European Space Agency and the UK Olympic team. His research has been published widely and has been cited nearly 15,000 times in academic and professional publications. Frank is proud to be a Fellow and Past-President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS); and, he is also a trustee of the European Association of Occupational Health Psychology.
Frank's research has been funded, with appreciation, by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK Sport, the BBC, charities, industry, and governments.
Publications and research outputs
Flaxman, Paul E; Bond, Frank W. and Livheim, Fredrik. 2013. The Mindful and Effective Employee An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training Manual for Improving Well-Being and Performance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. ISBN 9781608820214
Flaxman, Paul E; Bond, Frank W. and Livheim, Fredrik. 2013. The mindful and effective employee: An acceptance and commitment therapy training manual for improving well-being and performance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. ISBN 9781608820214
Flaxman, Paul E.; Blackledge, J. T. and Bond, Frank W.. 2010. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Distinctive Features. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-45066-9
Bond, Frank W. and Lloyd, Joda. 2016. Flexible Organisations: Creating a Healthy and Productive Context for Gender and Sexual Minority Employees. In: Matthew D. Skinta and Aisling Curtin, eds. Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, pp. 265-282. ISBN 9781626254282
Bond, Frank W.; Flaxman, Paul E. and Lloyd, Joda. 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
Törneke, Niklas; Luciano, Carmen; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Bond, Frank W.. 2016. RFT for clinical practice: Three core strategies in understanding and treating human suffering. In: , ed. The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 254-272. ISBN 978-1-118-48956-7
Bond, Frank W.; Lloyd, Joda; Flaxman, Paul E. and Archer, Rob. 2015. Psychological Flexibility and ACT at Work. In: , ed. The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 459-482. ISBN 9781118489567
Bond, Frank W.. 2004. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for stress. In: Steven Hayes and Kirk Strohsal, eds. A practical guide to acceptance and commitment therapy. New York: Springer, pp. 275-293. ISBN 0387233679
Thompson, Miles; Bond, Frank W.; Lloyd, Jo; Anslow, Samantha and Berry, Emily. 2022. Exploring the role of contextual behavioural science variables and education in the prosocial domain of global poverty and human rights. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 23, pp. 165-173. ISSN 2212-1447
Lloyd, Joda; Chalklin, Victoria and Bond, Frank W.. 2019. Psychological Processes Underlying the Impact of Gender-Related Discrimination on Psychological Distress in Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66(5), pp. 550-563. ISSN 0022-0167
Thompson, Miles; Bond, Frank W. and Lloyd, Joda. 2019. Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, pp. 243-252. ISSN 2212-1447
Macías, Juanjo; Valero-Aguayo, Luis; Bond, Frank W. and Blanca, María J.. 2019. The efficacy of functional-analytic psychotherapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (FACT) for public employees. Psicothema, 31(1), pp. 24-29. ISSN 0214-9915
Kleszcz, Bartosz; Dudek, Joanna E; Białaszek, Paweł and Bond, Frank W.. 2018. The Psychometric Properties of the Polish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II). Studia Psychologiczne, 56(1), pp. 1-19.
Flaxman, Paul E.; Stride, Christopher B.; Söderberg, Mia; Lloyd, Joda; Guenole, Nigel and Bond, Frank W.. 2018. Relationships between two dimensions of employee perfectionism, postwork cognitive processing, and work day functioning. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27(1), pp. 56-69. ISSN 1359-432X
Lloyd, Joda; Bond, Frank W. and Flaxman, Paul E.. 2017. 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, 22(1), pp. 115-127. ISSN 1076-8998
Livheim, Fredrik; Tengström, Anders; Bond, Frank W.; Andersson, Gerhard; Dahl, JoAnne and Rosendahl, Ingvar. 2016. Psychometric properties of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth: A psychological measure of psychological inflexibility in youth. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5(2), pp. 103-110. ISSN 2212-1447
Kehoe, Anne; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne; Barnes-Holmes, Dermot; Luciano, Carmen; Bond, Frank W. and Foody, Mairéad. 2014. Systematic analyses of the effects of acceptance on tolerance of radiant heat pain. The Psychological Record, 64(1), pp. 41-51. ISSN 0033-2933
Gillanders, David T.; 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. 2014. The Development and Initial Validation of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire. Behavior Therapy, 45(1), pp. 83-101. ISSN 0005-7894
Bond, Frank W.; Lloyd, Joda and Guenole, Nigel. 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
Lloyd, Joda; Bond, Frank W. and Flaxman, Paul E.. 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
Bond, Frank W.; Hayes, Steven C.; Baer, Ruth A.; Carpenter, Ken M.; Guenole, Nigel; Orcutt, Holly K.; Waltz, Tom and Zettle, Robert D.. 2011. Preliminary psychometric properties of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire – II: A revised measure of psychological flexibility and acceptance. Behavior Therapy, 42(4), pp. 676-688. ISSN 0005-7894
Flaxman, Paul E. and Bond, Frank W.. 2010. A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(8), pp. 816-820. ISSN 0005-7967
Flaxman, Paul E. and Bond, Frank W.. 2010. Worksite stress management training: Moderated effects and clinical significance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(4), pp. 347-358. ISSN 1076-8998
Bond, Frank W.; Flaxman, Paul and Bunce, David. 2008. The influence of psychological flexibility on work redesign: Mediated moderation of a work reorganization intervention. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(3), pp. 645-654. ISSN 0021-9010
Keogh, Edmund; Bond, Frank W. and Flaxman, Paul E.. 2006. Improving academic performance and mental health through a stress management intervention: outcomes and mediators of change. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, pp. 339-357. ISSN 0005-7967
Bond, Frank W.; Hayes, S.; Luoma, J.; Masuda, A. and Lillis, J.. 2006. Acceptance and commitment therapy: Model, processes and outcomes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(1), pp. 1-25. ISSN 0005-7967
Bond, Frank W.; Hayes, Steven C. and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot. 2006. Psychological Flexibility, ACT, and Organizational Behavior. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26(1-2), pp. 25-54. ISSN 0160-8061
Hayes, Steven; Bunting, Kara; Herbst, Scott; Bond, Frank W. and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot. 2006. Expanding the Scope of Organizational Behavior Management. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26(1-2), pp. 1-23. ISSN 0160-8061
Bond, Frank W. and Flaxman, Paul. 2006. The Ability of Psychological Flexibility and Job Control to Predict Learning, Job Performance, and Mental Health. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26(1-2), pp. 113-130. ISSN 0160-8061
Stewart, Ian; Barnes-Holmes, Dermot; Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne; Bond, Frank W. and Hayes, Steven. 2006. Relational Frame Theory and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26(1-2), pp. 55-90. ISSN 0160-8061
Keogh, Edmund; Barlow, Cate; Mounce, Charlotte and Bond, Frank W.. 2006. Assessing the Relationship Between Cold Pressor Pain Responses and Dimensions of the Anxiety Sensitivity Profile in Healthy Men and Women. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35(4), pp. 198-206. ISSN 1650-6073
Keogh, Edmund; Bond, Frank W.; Hanmer, Ruth and Tilston, Jackie. 2005. Comparing acceptance- and control-based coping instructions on the cold-pressor pain experiences of healthy men and women. European Journal of Pain, 9(5), pp. 591-598. ISSN 1090-3801
Keogh, Edmund; Bond, Frank W.; French, Christopher C.; Richards, Anne and Davis, Robert E.. 2004. Test anxiety, susceptibility to distraction and examination performance. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 17(3), pp. 241-252. ISSN 1061-5806
Donaldson-Feilder, Emma and Bond, Frank W.. 2004. The relative importance of psychological acceptance and emotional intelligence to workplace well-being. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 32(2), pp. 187-203. ISSN 0306-9885
Bond, Frank W.. 2004. Getting the balance right: the need for a comprehensive approach to occupational health. Work & Stress, 18(2), pp. 146-148. ISSN 0267-8373
Bond, Frank W. and Bunce, David. 2003. The role of acceptance and job control in mental health, job satisfaction, and work performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88(6), pp. 1057-1067. ISSN 0021-9010
Bond, Frank W. and Bunce, David. 2001. Job control mediates change in a work reorganization: intervention for stress reduction. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 6(No. 4), pp. 290-302. ISSN 1076-8998
Bond, Frank W. and Bunce, David. 2000. Mediators of Change in Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused Worksite Stress Management Interventions. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5(1), pp. 156-163. ISSN 1076-8998
Bond, Frank W.; Flaxman, Paul E. and Loivette, Sharon. 2006. A business case for the Management Standards for stress. Technical Report. Health and Safety Executive, Sudbury.