Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher

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Ben Fletcher is Professor of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, and Head of the Psychology School at the University of Hertfordshire. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a Chartered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist. He is Chairman of The FIT Corporation Ltd and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2007 (nominated by the British Psychological Society).

After his doctorate in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, he began his academic career with the Medical Research Council at Sheffield University. He became Dean of the University Business School in 1993 and was instrumental in the early University push into China, including having teaching staff from UH living and teaching in Beijing and Shanghai. He was a Founder Member of the Centre for the Improvement of Management Performance in Bucharest, Romania set up in 1992. He has won various accolades for this including a Literary Prize in 2003 and the 2008 National Award for the best Knowledge Transfer Partnership in the South East of England (with Heales Medical Ltd.).

In 1999 he decided to go back to his professional roots as a psychologist and developed the groundbreaking approach to personal and organisational change that has become known as FIT Science. He has published 6 books in the areas of stress, health and personal development, as well as a large number of refereed academic journal articles and international conference papers in a wide range of fields in which psychology has practical application, including work stress, occupational mortality, stress interventions, eating disorders and weight loss. He is currently leading a major FIT Student project which aims to provide an innovative suite of personal development modules for all students to improve their lives and performance.