Dr Christine A. Sprigg: Current Areas of Research
Following on from Christine's research at IWP (1995-1998) and her research and consultancy activities for HSE (1998-2002) e.g.,
Beswick, J., Benjamin, K.,White, J., Jackson, K & Sprigg, C. (2003). Managing and preventing violence to loneworkers: Case studies. (WPS/03/05).
Sprigg, C.A (2001). Management of work-related violence to lone workers, including mobile workers. (RSU Ref: 4324/R54.083).
Smith, P.R., & Sprigg, C.A. (2001). Advice regarding call centre working practices. Local Authority Circular. 94/1 (Rev.). Issued December 2001.
Sprigg, C.A.(2000). Review of London Underground Limited’s training on work-related violence. (WPS/00/01).
Sprigg, C.A.(1999). Occupational Health Psychology. A review of an emerging discipline. (EWP/99/29).
Smith, P.R., & Sprigg, C.A. (1999). Initial advice regarding call centre working practices. Local Authority Circular. 94/1. Issued November 1999.
Sprigg, C. A., & Sreenivasan, B. (1998). Violence at work. Focus group study. (EWP/98/38).
Kelly, C. J., Sprigg, C.A., & Sreenivasan, B. (1998). SME managers’ perceptions of work-related stress. (EWP/98/15).
Her current research interests span these core Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) areas:
- Work design & employee well-being (e.g., related to call centres)
- Work-related aggression (e.g. violence, bullying, cyberbullying & incivility) and psychological well-being & physical health
- The physical work environment & well-being
- Musculoskeletal health at work
- Positive psychology interventions applied to organisations
- Relationships between psychological and physical health
Grants & Awards
June 2011, Management School Research Stimulation Fund: “Moderators and Mediators of the Impact of Workplace Cyberbullying on Psychological Health & Work Performance”. Award: £6,471 (with Dr Carolyn Axtell & Dr Iain Coyne, IWHO, University of Nottingham).
October, 2007, British Council Researcher Exchange Programme (RXP) Award: £4,000
October 2007, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). Cross-Lagged Longitudinal Study of Work-Related Violence & Well-Being (as PI): £97, 000
July 2006, Fully funded Conference Bursary (plus travel & accommodation) for The Science Communication Conference. Organised by the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) and the Royal Society.
April 2005 – November 2005, National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (NESTA) Crucible Award (competitive). Fully funded award with three residential long weekends with the themes of: Globalisation (Edinburgh University), Science in Society (Greenwich Naval College) and Creativity (Dartington College of Arts)
January 2004 – April 2004, Wellcome Sci-Art R&D Award with Third Angel Performance Artists: Hurrysickness Project (with Peter Totterdell): £14, 000
April 2002 – Subcontract from Health & Executive (HSE). For completion of Call Centres Research Report and Expert Advice & Support to HSL PI (Johanna Beswick): £23,000
April 2002 – May 2003, HSE Health Directorate (Sole author of competitive bid) for Violence to Loneworkers : £98, 000.