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Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE will present his lecture Mental Capital and Wellbeing at Work on Thursday, February 27 at 6pm in Room 011, Binks Building, Parkgate Road Campus in Chester.

The lecture will explore the costs of the lack of mental wellbeing at work, as well as the sources of distress and strategies to enhance health and wellbeing at work.

Professor Sir Cary received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Chester in 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of social science.

He is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at ALLIANCE Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester, President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (HR professional body), Immediate Past President of the British Academy of Management and President of the Institute of Welfare. He is the author/editor of over 170 books (e.g.  Wellbeing: Productivity and Happiness at Work, The Crisis Book, The Outstanding Middle Manager, Handbook of Stress and Health, and Editor of the six  volume Wiley-Blackwell compendium Wellbeing), and over 350 scholarly articles on organisational psychology and HR topics.

He has seven honorary doctorates and is Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is the first port of call by the national and international media on workplace health and wellbeing. He received a CBE from the Queen in 2001 for his contribution to occupational health and was knighted by the Queen in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.

Professor Sir Cary said: “Mental wellbeing at work is now a critical issue for UK Plc, not only because of employee health and the mental crisis throughout the UK but also because of the need to enhance our productivity as a country where we are seventh in the G7 and 17th in the G20 countries.”

Admission is free but tickets need to booked by contacting events@chester.ac.uk

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