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John Blenkinsopp


John Blenkinsopp

John Blenkinsopp is a Professor of Organisational Psychology at Oslo Nye University College.

Research Profile
John Blenkinsopp is a Professor of Organisational Psychology. His research explores how people make sense of their work and careers, and the impact this has on them and their organisations. He is increasingly interested in how these issues link to the future of work. Topics of particular interest include whistleblowing, problems in career development, and well-being at work.



  • 2007 PhD, Newcastle University (UK)
  • 2000 MSc, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 1998 BSc, Open University (UK)


  • 2021-date – Professor of Organisational Psychology, Oslo Nye University College
  • 2016-date – Professor of Organisational Psychology, Northumbria University (UK)
  • 2013-2016 – Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM, Hull University (UK)
  • 2007-2013 – Reader in Management, Teesside University (UK)
  • 2002-2007 – Lecturer in Management, Newcastle University (UK)
  • 1999-2002 – Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Northumbria University (UK)

Jobber med


  • Work & organisational psychology
  • Managing people & organisations
  • Future of work

John is a member of the academic advisory board of Parrhesia Inc., a charity focused on the practice, protection, and promotion of the human rights of whistleblowers.


Research areas

  • Careers
  • Whistleblowing
  • Future of work
  • Work & well-being

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Selected publications:

  • Afrahi, B., Blenkinsopp, J., de Arroyabe, J. C. F., & Karim, M. S. (2021). Work disengagement: A review of the literature. Human Resource Management Review, 100822.
  • Park, H., Bjørkelo, B., & Blenkinsopp, J. (2020). External whistleblowers’ experiences of workplace bullying by superiors and colleagues. Journal of Business Ethics, 161(3), 591-601.
  • Ma, G., Blenkinsopp, J., & Armstrong, S. (2020). Same words, different worlds: Exploring differences in researcher and participant understandings of promise and obligation in the psychological contract. Journal of Management & Organization, 26(1), 95-109.
  • Burke, C., Scurry, T., & Blenkinsopp, J. (2020). Navigating the graduate labour market: the impact of social class on student understandings of graduate careers and the graduate labour market. Studies in Higher Education, 45(8), 1711-1722.
  • Mazzetti, A., & Blenkinsopp, J. (2012). Evaluating a visual timeline methodology for appraisal and coping research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational psychology, 85(4), 649-665.
  • Park, H., & Blenkinsopp, J. (2009). Whistleblowing as planned behavior–A survey of South Korean police officers. Journal of Business Ethics, 85(4), 545-556.



ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John-Blenkinsopp-2

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=cxKj1T0AAAAJ&hl=en

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