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Rowena Yeats

Lecturer in Applied Psychology

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5565

BSc (Hons) Human Psychology with Professional Experience

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Popular Culture and Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology


  • Staff well-being
  • Organisational change/Health Service redesign
  • Staff engagement
  • Qualitative methods
  • Leadership
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Learning and Teaching in Psychology
  • Health Services

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of the Division of Academic, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology

Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology

Member of the Division of Health Psychology

Member of the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section



Peer Reviewed Publications

Hewison A, Gale NK, Yeats R, Shapiro J (2012, in press) ‘An evaluation of staff engagement programmes in four National Health Service Acute Trusts’. Journal of Health Organisation and Management.

Senior C, Martin R, West MA & Yeats R.M. (2011). How earlobes can signify leadership potential. Harvard Business Review. 89, 11: 32.

Senior C, Martin R, Thomas G, Topakas A, West MA & Yeats R.M. (2011). Developmental instability and leadership effectiveness.
The Leadership Quarterly. 23, 2: 281-291

Gale, N., Hewison, A., Eastaugh, J., McLeod, H., Rashid, S., Yeats, R.M., Redwood, S. & Shapiro, J. (2011, under review) ‘It’s a chance to recreate yourself’: researching organizational culture during health service redesign.

Yeats, R.M., Reddy, P., Wheeler, A., Senior, C., & Murray, J. (2010) What a difference a writing centre makes: a small scale study. Education and Training. 52, 6/7: 499-507.

Yeats, R.M., & Senior, C. (2007) Sun, sea and students: Further benefits of the sandwich year. Psychologist. 20: 96-97.

Yeats, R.M., & Yeats, M. (2007) Business change process and the brain - A Practitioners reflective account with directions for future research. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1118: 109-121. 

Book chapter(s)

Senior, C., & Yeats, R.M. (2009, in press). Developmental stability, fluctuating asymmetry and leadership. In Psychophysiology: Psychological, Psychiatric, Cognitive, Social and Neuroscience Aspects. (Columbus, F ed). Nova Publications.

Conference presentations/posters

Yeats, R.M. (2012) What mediates the experience of employee well-being during organisational change, Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, January 2012, Chester, UK.

Heath, G., Cameron, E., Sidhu, M., Duggal, S., Yeats, R.M, Gale, N. & Redwood, S. Exploring the benefits of collaborative supervision for PhD students. Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Birmingham, 2011.

Yeats, R.M., Gale, N.G. & Shapiro. The factors that affect staff well-being during Health Service redesign. Health Services Research Network and Service Delivery Organisation Network, Delivering better Health Services Conference, June 2011.

Yeats, R.M. Staff well-being during health service redesign. Research Poster Conference, University of Birmingham, June 2010

Yeats, R.M., & Wheeler, A. Work-based Learning and ePortfolios: a practitioner’s perspective. Telling ePortfolio Stories: ePortfolio-based Learning Conference, June 2009.

Wheeler, A., & Yeats, R.M. Embedding ePortfolios for effective lifelong learning: a case study. European e-learning conference, October 2009.

Yeats, R.M., West, M.A., & Senior, C. Organisational Leadership and Developmental Stability. British Psychological Society Annual SMG Conference, 2009.

Yeats, R.M., Wheeler, A., Bishop, G., & Dark, P. When two become one: managing implementation and facilitating institutional benefits. Blackboard World Conference Europe, 2009.

Cave, L., Daley, M., Gorman, P., & Yeats, R.M. Introducing the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP) Research Team. Escalate Conference: Students as Researchers: Novice to Expert, 2009.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Committee Member for the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section (BPS)

Reviewer for the International Journal of Qualitative Research

Committee member for the European Conference in e-Learning