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Dr. Sandi Mann

Senior Psychology Lecturer

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB209

+44 (0) 1772 89 3441

smann@uclan.ac.uk

Sandi joined the Department of Psychology in 1998 as senior lecturer in occupational psychology, after completing her PhD and two master's degrees. She has a varied work background including clinical psychology and journalism.

Sandi is research active within the area of psychology and is a member of the Health Psychology Research Group.

Full Profile

Sandi Mann is an expert in emotions, especially in the workplace and has published widely in the area. She is an experienced workplace consultant, has her own private clinic and is author of several psychology books. Sandi blogs for the Huffington Post and is a columnist for Counselling At Work journal.

Publications

Mann S, Varey R and Button W (2000) An exploration of the emotional impact of tele-working. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 15 (7) p. 668-690

Mann S, and Holdsworth L (2003) The Psychological Impact of Teleworking; Stress, Emotions and Health. New Technology, Work and Employment 19 (3) IF 1.1

Mann S (2004) People-Work: Emotion management, stress and coping. British Journal of Counselling and Guidance Vol 32 (2) p.205 -221 IF 0.2

Mann S and Cowburn J (2005). Emotional labour and stress within mental health nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 12, 154-162

Booth J and Mann S (2005) The Experience of Workplace Anger, Leadership and Organisational Development Journal, 27, 4 pp 250-262

Mann S. (2005) A Health Care Model of Emotional Labour: an evaluation of the literature and development of a model. Journal of Health, Organisation and Management, Special Issue on Emotion. Vol 19 (4) p.317-323

Mann S (2007) The Boredom Boom. The Psychologist, Feb Vol 20 (2) p. 90-93 (ThePsychologist)

Mann S (2007) Expectations of Emotional Display in the Workplace: An American/British Comparative Study, Leadership and Organisational Development Journal, Vol 28, no.6 p.552 – 570

Mann S and Robinson A (2009) Boredom in the Lecture Theatre: An investigation into the contributors and outcomes of boredom amongst University Students. British Educational Research Journal, 35 (2) p.243 – 258. IF 0.71

Mann S (2012) Boredom at the checkout: Causes, coping strategies and outcomes of Workplace Boredom in a Supermarket setting Journal of Business and Retail Management Research, April Vol 6 Issue 2 p. 1-14

Mann S and Cadman R (jn press) Does being bored make us more creative? Creativity Research Journal. IF 1.16

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Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Manchester), 1991

MSc Research, Developmental Psychology (Manchester), 1995

MSc, Organisational Psychology, (UMIST) 1995

PhD, Organisational Psychology, (Salford), 1998

PGCert HE (UCLan), 2000

Teaching

PS2600 Introduction to Applied Psychology

PS3604 Personnel Psychology (Module leader)

PS3611 Stress and Well-being (Module leader)

PS3700 Techniques in Applied Psychology

Projects

Sandi is currently project lead on a School engagement project, Your Future, Your Life, which is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Research

Sandi's current research interests focus on issues to do with emotional experience in the workplace. This includes stress, bullying (Sandi is a member of the Institute of Management 's Bullying Working Group to establish guidelines for managers) , anger (Sandi has written a book, Anger Management , published by Hodder & Stoughton) and boredom. Sandi is a Book Review Editor for Leadership and Organizational Development and Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Training and Management Development Methods. Sandi has written four books and is currently preparing a new book in collaboration with departmental colleague Paul Seager. In terms of publications, she has collaborated with colleagues at University of Salford (Richard Varey), UMIST (Lynn Holdsworth) and those within the department here (Jill Booth).

Research Area
Health psychology

Research Students
Jill Booth *
*as Director of Studies

Conferences

Mann S and McNally N (2000) ‘Promoting stress management through peer facilitation in a hospital setting.’ 8th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals, Athens, June 14-16.

Mann S and Holdsworth L (2000) ‘Warning – teleworking can be bad for your health’. London Conference of the British Psychological Society

Booth J and Mann S (2004) ‘ Don’t make me angry! A preliminary study looking at anger at work.’ Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society, Stratford, January.

Mann S (2006) Counting Window Panes: An investigation into boredom-reducing strategies used by teachers and the causes and consequences of their workplace boredom. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society, Glasgow, January.

Mann S and Shek W Would I Lie To You? (2007) The impact of communication medium and psychological closeness on deceptive communication in the workplace. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society, Bristol, January.

Mann S December 2008, Invited Speaker at BPS London Conference, Boredom in the Lecture Theatre: why students get bored and why it matters.

Mann S May 7th 2009. Invited Speaker at Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference, Cambridgeshire. Boredom in the Workplace.

Mann S and Solloway V (2011). Boredom at the checkout: an investigation into causes and consequences of workplace boredom in a supermarket setting. BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Stratford, January.

Mann S (2012) A Mars a day keeps the boredom away? BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, January.

Mann S (2013) Does being bored make us more creative? BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, January.

 

Publications

Books

Mann S (in press) Emotion: All That Matters (Hodder and Stoughton) (Amazon)

Mann S (2014) Overcoming Phobias and Panic Attacks (Hodder and Stoughton) (Amazon)

Mann S (2013) Manage Your Anger (Hodder and Stoughton) (Amazon) (Kindle)

Mann S (2010) Managing Your Boss in a Week Second edition. (Hodder & Stoughton), London

Scott N and Mann S (2009). This Book Has Feelings: Adventures in instinct and emotion. (Quid Publishing).

Mann S, Smith H and Child S (2009), Dealing with Difficult Eaters: How to stop mealtimes turning into battlegrounds (Crimson Publishing) (Kindle)

Seager P and Mann S (2008) Would I Lie To You: Deception detection in relationships at work and in life. March (Vision) (Amazon) (Kindle)

Mann S, Seager P and Wineberg J (2008) Surviving the Terrible Teens: how to have a teenager and stay sane. (White Ladder Press) (Amazon)

Mann S (2004) Anger Management At Work (Hodder & Stoughton) (Amazon)

Mann S (2000, 2003) Managing Your Boss in a Week (Hodder & Stoughton), London

Mann S (1999, 2002) Hiding What We Feel, Faking What We Don’t, Vega Publishing. (Amazon)

Mann.S (1998) Psychology Goes to Work. Purple House, Oxford.

Memberships

1991 Member of the British Psychological Society

1995 Level A Certificate holder in Occupational Testing

1999 Level B (Intermediate) Certificate holder in Occupational Testing.

1995 Affiliate of the Division of Occupational Psychology.

1997 Foreign Affiliate of the American Society of Industrial and Occupational Psychology (SIOP)

2005 Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who of the World

2007 Chartered Psychologist (Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology)

2007 Full Member of British Psychological Society Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology

2007 Full (advanced) CRB check by UCLAN

2009 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2012 Registered on the BPS Register of Qualifications in test Use (RQTU) as Test User Occupational (ability) and test User Occupational (personality) 16PF

External Activities

1998 - Book Review Editor for Leadership and Organizational Development

1997 - ‘Expert’ for media outlets such as The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian and Radio 4’s ‘The Message’ and ‘You and Yours’.

1998 - 2000 Columnist for In-house Magazine (Club Sirius)

1999 - 2002 Columnist for The Guardian’s Internet site, Dr Work.

2001 - Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Training and Management Development Methods

2004 -5 Member of Institute of Management’s Bullying Working Group

2006 - Member of Editorial Review Board, Leadership and Organisational Development Journal.

2009 External Consultant to High Secure Psychological Services, Ashworth Hospital (MerseyCare NHS Trust), on Creativity Therapy Block of a new Cognitive Skills Programme.

2012 - BPS Academic Liaison Officer for UCLan

2013 - Columnist for Counselling At Work (BACP publication)