Dr Anna Sutton

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology
Convenor of Organisational Psychology

Qualifications: PhD in Occupational Psychology, MSc Occupational Psychology and Business, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience

School of Psychology


Research Interests

I'm interested in how we can improve people's well-being at work and the various factors that influence our well-being, from Human Resource Management practices to individual personality. I'm engaged in research which investigates individual differences in personality consistency and how different people experience authenticity. The role of self-awareness in well-being is of particular interest to me, especially questions around how we can develop self-awareness and how this might influence our well-being.

Recent Publications

  • Yong, A., Roche, M., & Sutton, A. (2019). Supervisory skills training for the neglected supervisors: development and preliminary evaluation of an autonomy-supportive programme. Industrial and Commercial Training, online, 13 pages. doi:10.1108/ict-01-2019-0013

  • Yong, A., Roche, M., & Sutton, A. (2019). Psychological autonomy and well-being of employees in low-skilled occupations. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 44(1), 37-58.

  • Sutton, A., & Crozier, S. (2018). 'Walking the talk: stress experts manage the stress-strain relationship to gain better wellbeing outcomes. In 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Conference held Montreal, Canada.

  • Sutton, A. M. (2018). Authenticity improves wellbeing and employee engagement when controlling for personality traits. In 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Conference held Montreal, Canada.

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Papers Taught


I supervise projects in organisational psychology, usually with a focus on well-being, the role of personality and authenticity at work.

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Sutton, Dr Anna 9211 asutton K.1.24 School of Psychology