Dr Jo Lloyd

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology
Email j.lloyd (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7296 4210
Dr Jo Lloyd

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.

Research Interests

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;


Book Section

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

Lloyd, Joda and Bond, Frank W.. 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

Bond, Frank W.; Lloyd, Joda; Flaxman, Paul E. and Archer, Rob. Psychological Flexibility and ACT at Work. In: , ed. The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 459-482. ISBN 9781118489567


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, 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

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

West, Keon and Lloyd, Joda. 2017. The role of labelling bias in the portrayals of acts of 'terrorism': representations of Muslims versus non-Muslims. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 37(2), pp. 211-222. ISSN 1360-2004

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

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. 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

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