The British Psychology Society's Occupational Digest is a blog dedicated to how psychology matters in the workplace. It follows the success of the award-winning BPS Research Digest which reports on psychology of every flavour. The Occupational Digest continues this spirit of reporting what matters, but keeps its sights firmly on what matters at work. This extends beyond academic findings to knowledge gathered through case studies and expert testimony. The purpose is to share evidence to help us understand work and make the most of it.

It is funded by the Division of Occupational Psychology and is intended for occupational psychology practitioners together with a wider audience who care about putting psychology to work, including HR professionals, occupational psychologists, managers, consultants, and students.The site will initially focus on providing clear reports on recent research findings, and will evolve from this to the needs of its audience.

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The Occupational Digest Editor

Alex Fradera has edited and managed the Occupational Digest blog since its inception at the start of 2011. He also compiles the monthly digest emails and manages the twitter feed. He is enthusiastic for any feedback on the Digest - see the contact page to help this happen.

Alex Fradera is a chartered psychologist with a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology from UCL, investigating the operation of the mind in processing events and making sense of memory. Following this he worked as a consultant at a global occupational psychology consultancy In this practitioner role he specialised in the design and delivery of interactive activities for assessment and development, including the award-winning Aegon UK Talent Management suite of simulations. He has developed occupational psychology solutions for government agencies, blue chips and charities, from pan-organisation frameworks to leadership interventions to exploring what differentiates a good fork lift operator from a great one. He  has been an invited speaker at seminars and conferences internationally on his work in the occupational field.

Alex works independently using findings from psychology together with his industry experience to aid the operation of any human system. A unique perspective he brings to bear is the field of improvisation, a dynamic form of creating theatre that sheds insight on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours in an experiential manner.