He was previously director of research at The Work Foundation.
Bevan has conducted research and consultancy on high-performance work practices, employee reward strategy, performance management, staff engagement and retention, and 'good work'. He has a special interest in workforce health and wellbeing, having led a number of national and international projects focusing on workforce health and the impact of chronic illness on productivity and social inclusion.
He is an adviser to a number of UK government departments and has advised employers and policymakers in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australasia and North America. He has received a special award from GAMIAN-Europe for his contribution to the field of mental health and employment and is a reviewer for several academic journals, including The Lancet.
Bevan is a regular columnist for HR magazine, a judge at the Global Healthy Workplace Awards, and an adviser in the government’s Mental Health and Employment Review.
He is a board member of the European HR Director’s Circle and a member of the Britain’s Healthiest Company expert advisory group. He has been an honorary professor at Lancaster University Management School since 2010.
Twitter handle: @StephenBevan
HR magazine article: Obesity at work: Fighting fat or fighting stigma?
HR magazine article: What does the future of HR look like?
The Conversation article: Can the grim reality of published pay ratios really curb executive pay?
REBA article: Can data and technology supplement the human touch?
New Statesman article: The woman who died from overwork and the perils of a low-regulation economy
Book: 21st century workforces and workplaces: The challenges and opportunities for future work practices and labour market, Bloomsbury Publishing, London. 2018
Research article: 'Dementia-friendly workplaces' in EAS report Darkening skies? IES Perspectives on HR 2017