Gail Kinman, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: University of Bedfordshire


Dr. Gail Kinman is Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr. Kinman received her doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire, UK for a dissertation that examined well-being and work-life balance in academic employees working in UK universities. Her primary research interests focus on how work-related stress, work-life conflict, emotional labour and emotional intelligence influence the wellbeing of people working in emotionally demanding jobs. Dr. Kinman is currently working with groups of health and social care professionals (such as social workers and nurses) to investigate the factors individual difference and organisational factors that underpin emotional intelligence. She is currently working with Dr. Louise Grant (also of the University of Bedfordshire) to evaluate the impact of a variety of interventions to enhance emotional intelligence, resilience and wellbeing in these groups.  Dr. Kinman is also investigating the role played by emotional self efficacy, self compassion and compassion fatigue in wellbeing in the ‘helping’ professions. She has published numerous journal articles and written several book chapters on these topics. Dr. Kinman’s work is regularly presented at national and international conferences and featured in the national and international press. She is co-chair of the British Psychological Society’s Work-life Balance Working Group and speakers regularly on behalf of the Society to radio, newspaper and magazine journalists.

Articles and Book Chapters

Kinman, G. & Grant, L. (2015, in press). Enhancing accurate empathy in the helping professions. In D. Watt & J. Panksepp (Eds). The Psychology of Empathy. New York: Nova Science Publishers

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2014). Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice. Palgrave.

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2014) Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. British Journal of Social Work doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu066

Grant, L., Kinman, G. & Alexander, K. (2014). What’s all this talk about emotion? Developing emotional intelligence in social work students. Social Work Education. Vol. 33, No. 7, 874–889.

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2013). “Bouncing Back?”: Personal representations of resilience in trainee and experienced social workers.  Practice, 25, 5, 349 - 366.

Kinman, G., Rodriguez, J. & McFall, O.  (2011). The cost of caring? Emotional labour, wellbeing and the clergy. Pastoral Psychology, 60, 5, 671-680.

Kinman, G., Wray, S. & Strange, C. (2011) Emotional labour, burnout and job satisfaction in UK teachers: the role of workplace social support, Educational Psychology, 31, 7, 843-856.

Kinman, G. & Grant, L. (2011) Predicting stress resilience in trainee social workers: the role of emotional competencies. British Journal of Social Work, 41, 2, 261-275.

Kinman, G., Rodriguez, J. & McFall, O.  (2011). The cost of caring? Emotional labour, wellbeing and the clergy. Pastoral Psychology (published online DOI: 10.1007/s11089-011-0340-0).

Kinman, G. (2009). Emotional labour and strain in the front line: Does mode of delivery matter? Journal of Managerial Psychology  24, 2, 118-136.

Hart, J. & Kinman, G. (2008). An Examination of the Relationships Between Trait Emotional Intelligence and Health Behaviours (Positive and Negative). Health Psychology Update, 17, 2 , 3-8.


Kinman, G., McDowall, A. & Cropley, M. (2011). Work-life conflict and job-related wellbeing in UK police officers: the role of recovery processes. American Psychological Association Stress and Health Conference, Florida, May.

Karypidou, A., Kinman, G. & Dallas, T. (2011). Exploring emotional intelligence in medical professionals: patient and doctor outcomes. University of Bedfordshire Research Conference, 2011.

Short, E., Baker, S. & Kinman, G. (2010). Using peer coaching to enhance resilience: promoting wellbeing and lifelong learning in students. 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.

Kinman, G. & Grant, L. (2010). Emotional competencies, resilience and wellbeing in trainee social workers. Proceedings of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Rome, March 2010.

A. Karypidou & Kinman, G. (2009).  Examining relationships between Trait Emotional Intelligence, empathetic concern, stress and job satisfaction amongst doctors. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, March 2009.

Yaghmour, Y. & Kinman, G. (2008). Crying at work: examining the beliefs and attitudes of women. Proceedings of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Valencia, November, 2008.










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