Director of Research
Worcester Business School
tel: 01905 85 5242
Jan is the Director of Research in the Business School and as an active researcher and consultant has managed and delivered a wide range of applied projects. Her specialist areas of expertise are in ‘time’ as it relates to both individuals and organisations and in evidence-based practice. She has supervised 11 PhDs to completion, is currently supervising a further three and has supervised 4 practitioners-in-training to become registered Occupational Psychologists.
C.Psychol. Registered Psychologist (HPC)
PhD Organisational Psychology
Associate Fellow of the BPS
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Temporal Intelligence/ time management
Evidence-based practice in occupational psychology
- Professional Bodies
British Psychological Society, British Academy of Management, European
Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
Bartlett,D. Francis-Smythe,J.A. (2016) Bridging the Divide in Work and Organizational Psychology: Evidence from Practice. European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology. Published online: 17 Mar 2016 DOI:10.1080/1359432X.2016.1156672.
Nicolas Bisson, Simon Grondin, Jan Francis-Smythe (2015). Validation française de l’Échelle de la personnalité temporelle. L’Année psychologique / Volume 115 / Issue 04 / December 2015, pp 561-590
Ross,C. Robinson, L.R. Francis-Smythe,J.A. (2014) The contribution of academic scholarship to management development’. Journal of Management Development. 34.3, pp.286-298.
Francis-Smythe, J.A. Robinson,L. Ross,C. (2013) The role of evidence in general managers’ decision-making. Journal of General Management. Vol.38, No.4, Summer 2013, pp.3-21.
Applying career competencies in career management. Assessment and Development Matters ADM (Vol. 5, No1). March 31st 2013
Haase, S., Thomas, E., Steele, C. and Francis-Smythe, J. (2012). Career competencies: A new approach to successful career management. Assessment Development
Francis-Smythe,J.A., Haases,S. Steele,C. Thomas, E. (2012) 'Applying career competencies in career management' Journal of Career Assessment, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp. 227-248.
Francis-Smythe J.A. (2011) Russian Edition: Time Management in Glicksohn, J. & Myslobodsky, M.S. (Eds.). (2011) Planiruja vremja buducshego. Osnovannaja na vremeni
prospektivnaja pamjat’.Timing the Future: The Case for a Time-Based Prospective Memory. Kiev, Centruchebnoj literatury, p.103-107
Robinson,L. & Francis-Smythe,J.A. (2010) Are you a conceptual manager? Professional Manager, Vol.19, Issue 5, 36-38.
Andrews,H. & Francis-Smythe,J.A. (2010) A Wolf in Business Clothing, Psychopaths, Narcissists and Machiavellians at work. Professional Manager, Vol.19, Issue 3, May 30-
Bicknell, A., Francis-Smythe, J. & Arthur, J. (2010) Knowledge transfer: de-constructing the entrepreneurial academic. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour &
Research. Volume 16. No.6. pp.485-501.
Francis-Smythe .J.A. (2010) Bending Time to Suit You. Professional Manager, Vol.19, Issue 1, January, 34-36.
Francis-Smythe, Jan (2008) Enhancing academic engagement in knowledge transfer activity in the UK. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 12:3, 68-72.
Steele, C. & Francis-Smythe, J.A. (2008) Investigating the role of career anchors in job satisfaction and organisational commitment; a PJ fit approach. Proceedings of BPS
Annual Conference. ISSN:1754-8837.
Watts, H. N., & Francis-Smythe, J (2008). Membership retention in the fitness industry: The development and validation of a predictive model. in Annual Conference of the
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Journal of Sports Sciences, 26,1, 1-143.
- External Responsibilities
Advisory Board Member AURIL /JISC project on Supporting & Embedding CPD for Business and Community Engagement (BCE) Associate Editor – e-Journal of Issues in Applied Psychology
Trustee AGE UK (Hereford and Worcester)
- Current PhD Projects
Occupational Psycology and HR
Selection and Assessment
Career Development and appraisal
Employee relations and Motivation
Organisational Development and Change
Counselling and Personal Development
Completed student projects:
- Men in female dominated occupations – Aspirations and Outcomes
- False performance as ethical behaviour: its role in performance evaluation and work relationships.
- Exploration of the influence of psychopathic traits on career interests, vocational behaviour, career choice and development
- The appropriation of ideas, theories, concepts and models by management practitioners.
- Membership Retention in the Health and Fitness Industry: A Predictive Model
- The Conceptualization and Evaluation of a Leader's Temporal Intelligence
- Applying Career Competencies in Career Management
- Measuring Career Anchors and Investigating the Role of Career Anchor Congruence.