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Dr Ashley Weinberg

Senior Lecturer in Psychology


Dr Ashley Weinberg is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has 20 years experience in lecturing, research and consultancy, having produced four books on well-being at work and the functioning of national politicians. He also specialises in interactive workshops with audiences as diverse as psychiatrists, community health trainers, students and dentists applying psychological theories to real-world situations.  From 2000-2006, Ashley led the establishment of the Psychology department at the University of Salford, where he continues to be based. He is a media contact for the British Psychological Society and has contributed to broadcasts in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and France.


Ashley organizes and delivers final undergraduate year options in both Occupational and also Forensic Psychology, as well as jointly leading second undergraduate year modules in Social Psychology and Individual Differences.  He organises supervision for postgraduate Psychology students completing the College research methods module. 

Research Interests

Interventions for improving employee well-being at work – previous studies have included assessing psychological health in a range of public sector occupations including social and voluntary services, higher education, National Health Service and the UK Parliament.

Development and assessment of emotional intelligence at work

Assessing the impact of management coaching in the workplace

PhD supervision in a range of areas related to well-being at work and organisational functioning.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD from the University of Manchester, Department of Psychiatry on ‘Sources of Stress in the NHS’

MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Sheffield

Chartered Psychologist and media contact for the British Psychological Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Ashley has published books on emotional well-being at work, including ‘Stress in Turbulent Times’ (2012), ‘Organizational Stress Management’ (2010) and  ‘Surviving the Workplace’ (2007) with Cary Cooper.  Ashley is also editor of ‘The Psychology of Politicians’ (2012; Cambridge University Press), which is the first book of its kind to examine the social, cognitive and personality factors underlying the behaviour of national politicians. Details of his published research and subject articles can be found using the SEEK profile link shown.