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Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE

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Co-founder of Robertson Cooper, Cary set up the business with Ivan Robertson in 1999. A Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, he is recognised as a world leading expert on wellbeing. Cary is also the media’s first choice for comment on workplace issues. He remains an active member of the Robertson Cooper team, focusing on strategy, external relations and PR activity.

Qualifications and experience

Cary is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Society of Public Health and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is also President of the Institute of Welfare, President of RELATE and the former President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Having written and contributed to many scholarly and journal articles, Cary holds the post of Editor-in-Chief of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal of Stress & Health and Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is also the author/editor of over 120 books, with his latest publication ‘Wellbeing: Productivity and Happiness at work’ being co-written with Ivan Robertson.

Cary’s past achievements also include: serving as Lead Scientist on the Foresight Review of Mental Capital and Wellbeing (2007-2008); membership of the expert group on establishing the NICE guidelines on ‘promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions’ (2009); Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Chronic Disease and other conditions of The World Economic Forum for 2009-2010. HR Magazine named him the Number One Most Influential Thinker in HR’ in 2014.


  • 2001: CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for contribution to occupational safety and health.
  • 2007: Life Time Achievement Award from the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society.
  • 2010: Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award by the Times Higher Education for distinguished contribution to higher education.
  • 2012: Named in the list of 50 psychology professors you should follow on Twitter
  • 2014: Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Social Science
Outside the office

Cary enjoys spending time with his family, in particular his four children and their partners and his grandchild Jai. He is also a keen supporter of Manchester City, and a lover of politics and tweeting!

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MD of Cary Cooper's business psychology firm, Robertson Cooper - for all things wellbeing, engagement and resilience at work.

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Professor Cary Cooper, Director and Founder of Robertson Cooper Ltd, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School.

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