Dr Jo Lloyd

Staff details

Position Head of Department
Email j.lloyd (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7296 4210
Dr Jo Lloyd

Dr Jo Lloyd is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. She previously lectured in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths. 

The first strand of Jo’s research focusses on the application of Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS) theories to the prediction and enhancement of wellbeing and performance. Work in this area has primarily focussed on the impact of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) informed psychological skills interventions across multiple occupational settings and the development of new psychometric instruments to assess CBS processes in workplace, clinical and general life contexts. 

The second strand of Jo’s research concerns understanding the interpersonal and structural antecedents of wellbeing and quality of life of different social groups. Work in this area has included examinations of general mental health in specific minority groups (e.g., transgender and gender nonconforming people, sexual minority individuals) as well as investigations of health and happiness in larger social units/entities (e.g., global community wellbeing across London local authorities). 

Jo is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a member of Goldsmiths’ Wellbeing in Context interdisciplinary research stream, and lead researcher on the Quality of Life in Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People in England longitudinal cohort study. Jo regularly presents on her work in both UK and international academic conferences and is a frequent guest speaker at professional events.

Research Interests

  • Wellbeing and quality of life in occupational, clinical and community settings
  • Interpersonal and structural exclusion of marginalised minority groups
  • Health and wellbeing in larger social units/entities (e.g., dyads/couples, organisations, neighbourhoods etc.)
  • Processes of change (incl. mediation, moderation and higher order effects)


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

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

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


Christodoulou, Vasiliki; Flaxman, Paul E. and Lloyd, Joda . 2021. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Group Format for College Students. Journal of College Counseling, ISSN 1099-0399

Florez, Estephania ; Cohen, Keren ; Ferenczi, Nelli ; Linnell, Karina J ; Lloyd, Joda ; Goddard, Lorna ; Kumashiro, Madoka and Freeman, Jonathan . 2020. Linking Recent Discrimination-Related Experiences and Wellbeing via Social Cohesion and Resilience. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 4(1), pp. 92-104. ISSN 2717-7564

White, Ross; Larkin, Peter; McCluskey, Judith; Lloyd, Joda and McLeod, Hamish. 2020. The development of the forms of responding to self-critical thoughts Scale (FoReST). Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 15, pp. 20-29. 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

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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