His research has focused on several topics including wellbeing, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour.
Beyond academic research Briner helps practitioners and organisations make better use of evidence, including research evidence, in decision-making as well as encouraging academics to make research more accessible.
He has written for and presented to practitioners on many aspects of HR and organisational psychology and is now involved in many initiatives aimed at developing and promoting evidence-based practice. He has received several awards for his work in this area; including the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice Award in 2014. Briner topped HR magazine’s Most Influential Thinker list in 2016.
The People Space article: Will Starbucks' unconscious bias training change behaviours? The evidence-based jury is out
HR magazine article: Briner: Beware the "corporate bullshit"
HR magazine article: An evidence-based approach to diversity and inclusion
HR magazine article: What's been happening to evidence-based practice?
Podcast: Evidence Talks episode 23, interview with Rob Briner about evidence-based HR and work psychology
Podcast: What Is Evidence-Based Management? About evidence-based management more broadly and the nature of evidence
YouTube video: Rob Briner on Evidence-Based Management