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Stephen Bevan, director of employer research and consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

Stephen Bevan is director of employer research and consultancy at IES with responsibility for developing innovative new projects and programmes with IES partners and other collaborators

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.

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Twitter handle: @StephenBevan

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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