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Professor Ben Fletcher

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December 12th 2014
What was I doing before Do Something Different?

Thinking instead of doing, mainly, although I have been an academic with a business mind all my adult life.  This has involved all sorts of things from setting up a management centre in Romania, to being amongst the first (as Dean of a Business School) to franchise degrees done on Chinese soil, to founding FIT Science and then Do Something Different.

 

Why did I join?

We set up the company to make a difference in the world, to help people have better, more productive, socially responsible lives they can take responsibility for.

 

What do I do?

I am constantly trying to think of refinements to the Do Something Different theory and techniques and to help make these work. I also do research and write. And I think too much.

 

What do I most want to change in the world?

Much that passes for education, training and behaviour change generally has almost no transformational power. The Thinking Trap is very powerful and deceives. I want to give Doing more of the action…

 

What do I most want to change about me?

I am always trying to be God in my own universe, and want to be able to see other peoples’ world’s more clearly…

 

What am I doing differently?

Do Something Different Ltd.

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Published work

Professor Ben (C) Fletcher

 

Ben (C) Fletcher is a Director of Do Something Different Ltd. which he co-founded in 2010. He takes a key role in the development of Do Something Different techniques and tools, as well as theory and research. He is also Professor of Occupational, Organizational and Health Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. He is a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist, a Practitioner Health Psychologist and a Chartered Occupational, Health Psychologist and Scientist. Ben did his doctorate in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. He began his academic career at the Medical Research Council unit at Sheffield University in the UK, and has been Head of the Psychology Department twice, and Dean of the University of Hertfordshire Business School for 6 years before becoming more interested in applying his research knowledge. The Business School was transformed under his leadership. During this time he has also been a Professor in Romania, and more recently was also a Professor in the Fashion Design Department of Istanbul Bilgi University until 2014. He has been Director of several companies and was Chairman of Elstree Studios Ltd for several years. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2007.

 

Ben has written a nine books including Flex: Do Something Different and has

published extensively in academic journals. He is also the founder of FIT Science. He is passionate that research should make a difference in the world and still vividly remembers his eureka moment when Do Something Different was born as an idea. He is passionate about the Do Something Different approach that he believes will transform the world of corporate, public health and individual behaviour change. He thinks that transformation in lives is more useful for society than much that passes for education and is driven by the impact his scientific work has on improving people’s lives and their well-being.

Ben’s published works include:

BOOKS (authored)

FLETCHER, B. (C). Work, Stress, Disease & Life Expectancy, John Wiley & Sons, 1991. ISBN 0471-919705

FLETCHER, B. (C), JONES, F., & TURNER, C. Measuring Organisational Culture: The Cultural Audit, PSI Pub.: Cambridge, 1991. ISBN 0900-458496.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Clergy Under Stress, Mowbrays: London, 1990. ISBN 0264-67196.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & STEAD, B. (Inner) FITness & The FIT Corporation, 2000, International Thomson Press: London ISBN 1-86152-644-X

FLETCHER, B (C), PENMAN, D., & PINE, K. J. The No Diet Diet: Do Something Different. Orion: London, 2006, ISBN 0-75287-400-4

This book has also been published in 23 languages (e.g. Chinese, French, Spanish, Latvian, Portuguese, Japanese, Icelandic, Danish, Italian, Swedish, German, Finnish, Indonesian, Hebrew, Brazilian, Dutch, Russian, Estonian)

FLETCHER, B (C), PINE, K. J. & PENMAN, D.,, The No Diet Diet: Do Something Different. Orion: London, 2007, 2nd and updated edition. ISBN 978-0-75288-864-4

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. The Do Something Different Journal, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-00-4

FLETCHER, B (C) & PINE, K. J Do Something Different: Love Not Smoking; Hay House: London. 3 versions, including a smartphone App; ISBN of paperback 978-1-84850-325-0

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. Flex: Do Something Different, University of Hertfordshire Press: Hatfield, 2012. ISBN 978-1-907396-54-0

PINE, K. J, ORAKCIOGLU, I , & FLETCHER, B. (C) Mind what you wear: The psychology of fashion, 2015.

Other Do Something Different Booklets (examples)

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. Lighten up your life, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-01-1

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. Keeping things OK at home, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-04-2

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. Finding meaning in your life, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-03-5

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. & KUPSHIK, G. A. Mood Control, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-06-06

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. Getting things done, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-02-08

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PINE, K. J. & KUPSHIK, G. A. Stress Less, 2009, b-Flex publishing, ISBN 978-1-907371-05-9

DESIGN EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

ORAKÇıOĞLU, M., ORAKÇıOĞLU, I., & FLETCHER B. (C) Enclothed cognition: Reconsidering the power of clothes. Past Futures Manifested, 2014, 4-11. Catalogue for 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Academy Programme.

JOURNAL ARTICLES (selected)

PINE, K. P. & FLETCHER B. (C) Shifting brain channels to change health behaviour, Perspectives in Public Health, 2014, 134, 1, 16-17 DOI: 10.1177/1757913913514705

CHURCHYARD, J., PINE, K. J. SHARMA, S., & FLETCHER, B. (C). Same traits, different variance: Item-level variation within personality measures. Sage Open, Jan-Mar 2014, 1-11, DOI: 10.1177/2158244014522634

KIRK, E., HOWLETT, N., PINE, K. L. & FLETCHER B. (C) A longitudinal investigation of the relationship between symbolic gesture, maternal mind-mindedness and theory of mind. Submitted

HOWLETT, N., PINE, K. L., CAHILL, J., ORAKÇıOĞLU, I., & FLETCHER B. (C) Small changes in clothing equal big changes in perception: The interaction between provocativeness and occupational status. Sex Roles, 2015

 

DANNHAUSER, T.,CLEVERLEY, M., WHITFIELD, T., FLETCHER, B. (C), STEVENS, T. & WALKER, Z. Piloting a complex activity intervention aimed at delaying the onset of dementia in mild cognitive impairment. BMC Psychiatry, 2014, 14, 129 DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-129

CHURCHYARD, J. S., PINE, K. P., SHARMA, S., & FLETCHER, B. (C) Construction by interpersonal context and relationship to psychological outcomes, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 2013, 26 (4), 306-315.

HOWLETT, N., PINE, K. L. , ORAKÇıOĞLU, I., & FLETCHER B. (C) The influence of clothing on first impressions: Rapid and positive responses to minor changes in male attire. Journal of Fashion Marketing & Management, 2013, 17 (1), 38-48. DOI 10.1108/13612021311305128

LAWRENCE, C., SHARMA, S., DA SILVA GANE, M. CRUICKSHANK, S., FLETCHER,B. (C), WELLSTED, D., FARRINGTON, K. Exploring the views of patients not on the transplant waiting list: a qualitative study, Journal of Renal Care, 2013, 39, 2, 118–124

PINE, K. J, & REEVES, L. M., & FLETCHER, B. (C) Giving the brain a helping hand: The effects of congruent gestures on object name retrieval. British Journal of Psychology, 2012, 104 (1), 57-68 Published online DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8295.2011.02098.x

FLETCHER, B (C), HANSON, J. PINE, K. J & PAGE, N. FIT- Do Something Different: A new psychological intervention tool for facilitating weight loss, Swiss Journal of Psychology, 2011, 70 (1), 25-34.

KIRK, E., HOWLETT, N., PINE, K. L. & FLETCHER B. (C) To Sign or not to Sign? The Impact of Encouraging Infants to Gesture on Infant Language and Maternal Mind-Mindedness. Child Development, 2013, 84 (2), 574-590. Published online 3 Oct 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01874.x

PINE, K. J, & REEVES, L. M., & FLETCHER, B. (C) Giving the brain a helping hand: The effects of congruent gestures on object name retrieval. British Journal of Psychology, 2012, 104 (1), 57-68 Published online DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8295.2011.02098.x

KIRK, E., HOWLETT, N., PINE, K. L.  & FLETCHER B. (C) To Sign or not to Sign?  The Impact of Encouraging Infants to Gesture on Infant Language and Maternal Mind-Mindedness. Child Development, Published online 3 Oct 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01874.x

PINE, K. J., KNOTT, T., & FLETCHER B. (C). (2010) Teaching concept-salient gestures to children leads to learning gains, Enfance, volume 2010, issue 03, pp. 355-368.

PINE, K. J. & FLETCHER, B. (C) Sheconomics: Women’s Spending Behavior is Menstrual-Cycle Sensitive. Personality & Individual Differences, 2010, 50, 74-78.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & PAGE, N FIT Science for weight loss – a controlled study of the benefits of enhancing behavioural flexibility European Journal of Nutroceuticals & Functional Foods, 2008, 19 (5), 20-23

PINE, K. J., GURNEY, D. J. & FLETCHER, B. (C), The Semantic-specificity hypothesis: the exent do a speaker’s gestures depend upon an observant partner? Journal of Non-Verbal Behaviour, 2010, 34, 169-178; (89). DOI: 10.1007/s10919-010-0089-7.

UPRICHARD, S., FLETCHER, B. (C), KUPSHIK, G & PINE K. J. Dynamic assessment of learning ability improves outcome prediction following acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 2009, 23(4), 278-290.

PINE, K. J. & FLETCHER, B. (C) How robust is the preschoolers tendency to detect discrete physical objects, Educational Psychology, 2009, 29 (7), 801-813.

FLETCHER, B. (C), PINE, K. J., WOODBRIDGE, Z., & NASH, A. How visual images of chocolate affect guilt and craving of female dieters. Appetite, 2007, 48, 211-218.

FLETCHER, B. (C), PINE, K. J. & PAGE, N A new behavioural intervention for tackling obesity: Do Something Different? European Journal of Nutroceuticals & Functional Foods, 18, 5, 8-10, Special Issue on Obesity

THIEMANN G, FLETCHER B., (C), LEDENT C, MOLLEMAN A, HASENOHRL RU. The genetic versus pharmacological invalidation of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor results in differential effects on ‘non-associative’ memory and forebrain monoamine concentrations in mice. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 2007, 88, 416-423
FLETCHER, B. (C), KUPSHIK, G. A., UPRICHARD, S., SHAH, S., & NASH, A. Diagnostic biases in eating disorders – a reconceptualisation of clinical need through Rasch Analysis. European Journal of Eating Disorders. 2008, 16, 191-198.

  1. A. JENNER , B. (C) FLETCHER, P. WATSON, F. JONES, L. MILLAR, G.M. SCOTT Discrepancy between self-reported and observed hand hygeiene behaviour in healthcare professional. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2006, 63, 418-422.

FLETCHER, B (C) & PINE, K. J “Read my hands not my lips”: Untrained observers’ ability to interpret children’s hand gestures. Semiotica, 2006, 158, 1/471-85

  1. A. JENNER, F. JONES, B. (C) FLETCHER, L. MILLAR, G.M. SCOTT Review: Hand Hygiene posters: Selling the message. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2005, 59/2, 77-82.
  2. A. JENNER, F. JONES, B. (C) FLETCHER, L. MILLAR, G.M. SCOTT Empirical Research: Hand Hygiene posters: Motivators or mixed messages. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2005, 60, 218-225.

CHOLACHATPINYO, A, CROCKER, M., FLETCHER, B. (C), & PADGETT, I, A conceptual model of the fashion process- part 1: the fashion transformation process model. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 2002, vol 6(1), 24-34.

This article won the Literarae Prize of 2003 for the best article in 2002.

CHOLACHATPINYO, A, CROCKER, M., FLETCHER, B. (C), & PADGETT, I, A conceptual model of the fashion process – part 2: an empirical test of the micro-subjective level. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 2002, vol 6(2), 24-35.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & STEAD, R. Intuition & FITness in a personal and organisational context. Drishti:Insight: Journal of ARTDO International. 2000, vol.1 no.1, 9-16

R0SE, J., JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B. (C) The impact of a stress management programme on staff well-being and performance at work. Work & Stress, 1998, 12(2)., 112-124.

R0SE, J., JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B. (C) Investigating the relationship between stress and worker behaviour. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 1998, 42 (2), 163-172.

R0SE, J., JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B. (C) Developing and implementing stress management intervention programmes for staff in group home settings. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 1996, vol. XLII, Supplement, s51.

MESSER, D. J., MOHAMEDALI, M.. & FLETCHER, B. (C) Computer programmes to help pupils tell the time: Is feedback necessary? Educational Psychology, 1996, 16 (3), 281-297.

JONES F. & FLETCHER, B. (C) Taking home work: A study of daily fluctuations in work stressors, effects on moods and impacts on marital partners. Journal of Occupational& Organisational Psychology, 1996, 69, 89-106.

FLETCHER, B. (C), & JONES, F. Occupational psychological factors in Multiple Sclerosis. Neuroepidemiology, 1996, 15, 222-228.

R0SE, J., MULLAN, E & FLETCHER, B. (C) An examination of the relationship between staff behaviour and stress levels in residential care. Mental Handicap Research, 1994, 7(4), 312-328.

FLETCHER, & JONES, F. Disease concordances amongst marital partners: Not ‘way of life’ ormortality data artifact. Social Science & Medicine, 1993, 12 (3), 1525-1533.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. The role of occupational demands and decision lattitude incasual blood pressure, psychological health and satisfaction. Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 1993,14, 319-330.

JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B. (C). An empirical study of occupational stress transmission in working couples. Human Relations, 1993, 46 (7), 881-903.

FLETCHER, B. (C), & JONES, F. Measuring organisational culture: The Cultural Audit as a tool. Invited article, Journal of Managerial Auditing, Vol 7., 1992, 30-36.

JACKSON, A. C., FLETCHER, B. (C) & MESSER, D. J. When talking doesn’t help: An investigation of microcomputer-based group problem solving. Learning & Instruction, 1992, 2, 187-197.

FLETCHER, B. (C), JONES, F. & MCGREGOR-CHEERS J. The stressors and strains of HealthVisiting: Demands, Supports , Constraints and psychological health. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1991,16, 1078-1089.

JONES, F., FLETCHER, B. (C) & IBBETSON, K. Stressors and strains amongstSocial Workers: Demands, Supports, Constraints and psychological health. British Journal of Social Work, 1991, vol21, 443-469.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Occupation, marriage, and disease-specific mortality concordance. Social Science & Medicine, 1988, 27(6), 615-623.

JACKSON, A. C., FLETCHER, B. (C). & MESSER, D. J. Effects of experience on microcomputers in primary schools: Results of a second survey. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1988, 4(2), 216-227.

MOHAMEDALI, M. H., FLETCHER, B. (C)& MESSER, D. J. Factors affecting microcomputer use and programming ability of secondary school children. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 1987, 3, 224-239.

JACKSON, A. C., FLETCHER, B. (C) & MESSER, D. J. A survey of microcomputer use and provision in Primary Schools. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2(1), 45-55, 1986.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Group and individual learning in junior school children on a microcomputer-based task: Social or cognitive facilitation? Educational Review, 1985,37(3), 251-261.

FLETCHER, B. (C)., JACKSON, A. C. & MESSER, D. J. The use of microcomputers in Hertfordshire primary schools. CAL 85: International Symposium on Computer Assisted Learning, Pergammon Press, 1985.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & HALL, J. E.A.R. – A new approach to employee welfare. Personnel Management, 1984, 16(2), February, 30-35.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Marital relationships as a cause of death: An analysis of occupational mortality and the hidden consequences of marriage: Some U. K. data. Human Relations, 1983, 36(2), 123-134.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & PAYNE, R. L. Job demands, supports and constraints as predictors of psychological strain amongst schoolteachers. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 1983, 22, 136-147.

FLETCHER, B. (C). The role of category information in word recognition: A parallel committee decision model. Memory & Cognition, 1983, 11(3), 237-250.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & PAYNE, R. L. Levels of reported stressors and strains amongst schoolteachers: Some U.K. data. Educational Review, 1982, 34, 267-278.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Alphanumeric category effects: Evidence against the sufficiency of a localisation explanation. Perception & Psychophysics, 1981, 30, 347-352.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Wholistic and analytic stimulus processing: The development of selective strategies. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1981, 33A, 167-176.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & PAYNE, R. L. Stress and work: a review and theoretical framework. Part 1: The evidence. Personnel Review, 1980, 9(1), 19-29.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & PAYNE, R. L. Stress and work: a review and theoretical framework. Part II: The model. Personnel Review, 1980, 9(2), 5-8.

FLETCHER, B. (C)., GOWLER, D. & PAYNE, R. L. Transmitting occupational risks. The Lancet, 1980, II, 1193.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & RABBITT, P. M. A. The changing pattern of perceptual analytic strategies and response selection with practice in a two choice reaction time task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1978, 30, 417-427.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Automated psychological testing: an alternative to Denner (1977).Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 1978, 31, 223.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Stress, illness and social class. Occupational Health, 1979, 31(9), 405-414.

FLETCHER, B. (C). The unexploited resource. Occupational Health, 1979, 31(8), 415-421.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Unintended consequences of work and marriage: An analysis of occupational mortality data and model. Occupational Health, 1982, 34(9), 421-427.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Occupational psychology: Some difficulties of doing experimental research. Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 1980, 33, 11-14.

FLETCHER, B. (C)., GOWLER, D. & PAYNE, R. L. The myth of executive stress. Personnel Management, 1979, 11(5), 30-35.

FLETCHER, B. (C). How industry can help research and help itself. Industrial Society, 1979, 62, 25-27.

MISCELLANEOUS

Published a number of articles and books in other formats. including a series about the FIT framework in the Financial Times.com Mastering Management, and an ‘Expert’ series in business and management for Michael Page International – ‘The How, What and Why of Business & Management’.

Current monthly blog about Do Something Different for USA Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/do-something-different).

FLETCHER, B. (C). Perception, identification and categorisation of alphanumeric and words. D.Phil. Thesis, University of Oxford.

PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS

FLETCHER, B (C) The Personal Performance Profiler, 2004, The FIT Corporation Ltd.

FLETCHER, B. (C) The Work-FIT Profiler, 2001, The FIT Corporation Ltd

FLETCHER, B. (C) The Future-FIT Profiler, 2001, The FIT Corporation Ltd.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & STEAD, B, The FIT Profiler 1999, The FIT Corporation.

FLETCHER, B. (C) The Business Audit and FutureScope. IT Global Pubs., 1997.

FLETCHER, B. (C) THE CULTURAL AUDIT: an individual and organisational investigation. PSI Pub.: Cambridge (First edition 1989; Second and updated version 1991).

FLETCHER, B. (C) Thoughts and Feelings: A valid and reliable 8-item scale for the measurement of general anxiety and depression. PSI Pub.: Cambridge (First edition 1989; Second and updated version 1991).

FLETCHER, B. (C) THE MICRO-CULTURAL AUDIT: an individual and organisational tool. 1995, Imagination Technology Publications. (The Audit has two versions – ‘S’ & ‘H’ – for different work styles). There are versions in Chinese, Turkish Romanian, as well as European versions.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. THE MICRO-CULTURAL AUDIT: Scoring manual. 1995. Imagination Technology Pub..

BOOK CHAPTERS

FLETCHER, B, (C) FIT: A new framework for stress & health. In M.J. Schabrach et al. (Eds), Handbook of Work & Health Psychology, John Wiley, 2003. pp. 549-568.

JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B, (C). Work autonomy & well being. In M.J. Schabrach et al. (Eds), Handbook of Work & Health Psychology, John Wiley, 2003. pp. 121-142.

STEAD R. W. & FLETCHER, B. (C) (2003) FIT for learning: The Learning Personality. In J. Hill, S. Armstrong, M. Graff., S. Rayner, &E. Sadler-Smith (Editors) Conceptions and Uses of Style, Sunderland University Press.

JONES, F & FLETCHER, B. (C). Occupational stress. In D. Messer & F. Jones (Eds) Psychology for Social Carers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999, ISBN 1 85302 762 6

JONES, F & FLETCHER B. (C). Job control and health. In M..J. Schabracq, J.A.M. Winnubst, and C.L. Cooper (Eds) Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, 1996, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-95789-5.

FLETCHER, B. (C). The Epidemiology of Stress and Work. In C.L.Cooper & R.L. Payne (Eds) Causes, Coping and Consequences of Stress at Work, John Wiley & Sons, 1995, new paperback edition.

FLETCHER, B. (C) The consequences of stress. In C. Meldrum & D. Messer (Eds.) Psychology for nurses and health care professionals. Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1995.

JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B. (C). A study of daily fluctuations in work stressors and strains their impact on marital partners. In H. Schroder, K. Reschke, M. Johnston, & S. Maes. Health Psychology: Potential in Diversity, S. Roderer Verlag Regensberg ISBN 3-89073-654-4

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. Epidemiological aspects of occupational health. In P.H. Adams (Ed), Hunter Diseases of Occupation, 8th edition, 1994, Edward Arnold.

JONES, F & FLETCHER B. (C). A study of occupational stress transmission in working couples. In J-P Deauwalder (Ed.) Psychology and Health Promotion, 1994, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. ISBN 0-88937-089-3, pp136-45.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & MORRIS, D. The well-being of London licensed taxi drivers and ‘Knowledge Boys': self selection or occupationally caused strain? In J. A. M. Winnubst & S. Maes (Eds) ‘Lifestyles & Health: New Developments in Health Psychology’, DSWO/Leiden Univeristy Press, The Netherlands, 1992. ISBN 90-6695-065-X.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. Occupational psychological factors in Multiple Sclerosis. In H. Schroder, K. Reschke, M. Johnston, & S. Maes. Health PsycholPsychology: Potential in Diversity, 1993. S. Roderer Verlag Regensberg ISBN 3-89073-654-4.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. The occupational psychological correlates of casual blood pressure: The role of job demands and job discretion in blue and white-collar workers. In M. Johnston, M. Herbert & T. Marteau (Eds) European Health Psychology, BPS Publications, 1991

FLETCHER, B. (C). The Epidemiology of Stress and Work. In C.L.Cooper & R.L. Payne (Eds) Causes, Coping and Consequences of Stress at Work,John Wiley & Sons, 1988. ISBN 0471-91879 2

FLETCHER, B. (C). Organisational stress and health. In Stress in Teaching, AMMA: London, 1988.

JACKSON A. C., FLETCHER, B. (C) & MESSER, D. An investigation of groups verses individuals solving microcomputer-based problems. In R. C.King & J. K. Collins (Eds) Social Applications and Issues in Psychology, Elsevier Science Publishers, B. V., 1989. ISBN 0444 885269.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & RABBITT, P. M. A. Towards an interactive model of word recognition.In F. Klix, J. Hoffman, & E. van der Meer (Eds) Internationale de Psychologie, Volume 1, 1980.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

A selection of the many older international academic conference presentations is shown below,

FLETCHER, B., (C ) & SHARMA, S. Childhood Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Model for Improving Family Functioning and Coping. Presented to World Association for Infant Mental Health, Yokohama, Japan, August 4th 2008

PAGE, N, & FLETCHER, B. (C) The myth of work stress. Presented to 29th Stress an Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Conference, 16-18th July 2008, Birkbeck College, London

FLETCHER, B., (C ) & SHARMA, S. Perceptions of Family Functioning in adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: relation to anxiety. Presented to 29th Stress an Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Conference, 16-18th July 2008, Birkbeck College, London

PAGE, N, STEAD, B & FLETCHER, B. (C) FIT Science: Predicting and Improving Academic Performance. Presented to Learning & Teaching Conference, 21st May 2008, University of Hertfordshire.

FLETCHER, B. (C) Invited address: A new behavioural approach to the management of obesity, Royal Society of Medicine, Obesity: causes, consequences and management, November 14th, 2006 MANDEC

PAGE, N., ANDREWS, L. & FLETCHER, B (C) Is Stress Within the Person Or the Environment? British Psychological Society Health Psychology Conference, September 13-15, University of Essex, 2006.

ANDREWS, L., B. (C) FLETCHER, PINE, K. J. & SWANTON, E. Validation of the Person-Environment Stress Tool (PEST) British Psychological Society Health Psychology Conference, 7-9th September 2005, Coventry University.

FLETCHER, B (C) Getting what you want in life: The FIT B-Flex ‘no diet’ diet. Society for Research in Adult Development, Atlanta, Georgia, USA April 7th 2005

FLETCHER, B. (C) & HANSON, J FIT framework interventions for enhancing employment prospects and reducing work stress. In Meijer, J. & Oostdam, R.J. (Eds) 25th STAR (Stress & Anxiety Research Society) Conference, Amsterdam, SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut, 2004

FLETCHER, B. (C), HANSON, J & JONES, F. A psychological weight loss intervention programme based on the FIT framework. British Psychological Society, Health Psychology Conference, Edinburgh, 8th September 2004
BADGE, H, KUPSHIK, G & FLETCHER, B (C) (2004) Measuring impact and outcome following acquired brain injury: The Lifestyle Assessment Tool. Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) & International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting., Brisbane, 7-10th July

FLETCHER, B. (2003) (C) FIT Science: A practical Framework for Stress Free Productive Work and Health, BPS Work, health & psychology conference, The Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road, Belfast, Friday 7th November 2003

HANSON, J & FLETCHER, B (C) A FIT framework for health psychology: Evidence from Personal Projects, Psychological Strain and Physical Health Indices. 16th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Lisbon, 2-5 October, 2002

HANSON, J & FLETCHER, B (C) FIT: Helps you work, rest and play? British Psychological Society Health Psychology Annual Conference, 4-6 September 2002; Sheffield Hallam University and University of Sheffield, Sheffield.

FLETCHER, B, (C) Where Occupational and Organisational Psychology is going wrong: A FIT solution. British Psychological Society Annual Occupational Psychology Conference, Blackpool, January 2-5th 2002.

CHOLACHATPINYO, A, CROCKER, M., FLETCHER, B. (C), & PADGETT, I, A new conceptual framework of the fashion process. Fashion Institute of Technology/IFFTI Conference on: Integrating Difference: Theories and Applications of Universal Design, 19th-20th October, 2001, New York.

CHOLACHATPINYO, A, CROCKER, M., FLETCHER, B. (C), & PADGETT, I, An investigation of psychological factors involved in the adoption of fashion, International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute 3rd Annual Conference: Fashion Direction: Visioning the Future, 8-9 November 2000, London College of Fashion.

FLETCHER, B. (C) FIT for learning: A new framework for education. NZARE International Conference, 30th November- 4th Decemeber 2000, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.

STEAD, R., & FLETCHER, B. (C). A longitudinal study of FIT and performance in higher education. NZARE International Conference, 30th November- 4th Decemeber 2000, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.

LEE, J.,FLETCHER, B. (C) TAN CHIU PIH, LAI MING LIAN, FIT Thinking in Business and IT Higher Education: A Force for Change? NZARE International Conference, 30th November- 4th Decemeber 2000, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.

FLETCHER, B. (C) The FIT CorporationTM in the 21st Century: the new management challenge. Invited keynote, Silver Jubilee ARTDO (Asian Regional Training & Development Organisation) Conference on Comparative Management Practices in Asia and Challenges for the 21st Century, November 9-11th, 1998, New Delhi, India.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & STEAD, B. FIT for learning: The learning personality. 3rd. International Learning Styles Conference, Sunderland, U.K., 29-30 June, 1998.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & STEAD, B. Inner FITness: a new approach to well-being. 12th European Conference of Health Psychology (Prevention & Intervention), Vienna, 2nd. September 1998.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & STEAD, B. FIT for work: A new approach to organisational culture. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, APA Conference, San Fransisco, August 9-14, 1998.

ROSE, J. & FLETCHER, B. (C). Developing and implementing stress management intervention programmes for staff in group home settings. IASSID, Australia, 8-13th July, 1996.

JONES, F., & FLETCHER, B. (C) Transmission of occupational stress: effects of work on marital partners. National Occupational Stress Conference 1996: Health & Well-being in a Changing Work Environment. Australian Psychological Society/Comcare Australia, 10-12 March 1996, Brisbane.

STEAD, B., FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. Relationships between workload, cognitive decision making and psychological well-being. British Psychological Society OccupationalPsychology Annual Conference, 3-5 January, 1996, Eastbourne. Book of Proceedings pp.291-297.

FLETCHER B. (C) & JONES, F. The use of the Cultural Audit in increasing company performance and profitability. British Psychological Society Occupational Conference, January 1995, Warwick University.

FLETCHER B. (C) & JONES, F. A theory of the transmission of occupational stress. 7th European Health Psychology Conference, Amsterdam, September 1993.

FLETCHER, B. (C) Work stress and disease. Invited address as 2nd. Public Lecture at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, April, 1993.

FLETCHER, B. (C) Occupational psychological factors in Multiple Sclerosis: Evidence from disease concordance mortality. 6th European Health Psychology Society Conference, Leipzig, 1992.

JONES, F. & FLETCHER, B. (C). Transmission of occupational stress: a study of daily fluctuations in work stressors and strains and their impact on marital partners. 6th European Health Psychology Society Conference, Leipzig, 1992.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. Disease concordance between marital partners for specific causes of death: further evidence of the psychological transmission of occupational stressors. Presented at 5th. European Health Psychology Society Conference, University of Lausanne, August 28-30, 1991.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JONES, F. Karasek’s Demand-Discretion model and the prediction of heart disease: Some confirmations and some major concerns. Presented to British Psychological Society, Annual Conference, Occupational Division, Cardiff, January, 1991.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & MORRIS, D. Stress and taxi drivers. Presented to the Third European Conference on Health Psychology: ‘Life Styles & Health’, Utrecht, June, 1989.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Work stress and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. Presented at the XVI International Congress of Psychology, Sydney, Australia, September, 1988.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & JACKSON, A. C. The effects of verbalisation on problem formulation and solution path. Experimental Psychology Society, Italian Psychology Society and Italian Neuropsychological Society, Edizioni Unicopli, 1986, 160.

FLETCHER, B. (C) & JACKSON, A. C. Current state and influences on microcomputer use. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 1987, 40, A12.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Marriages of death: male’s occupation as a predictor of married women’s cause of death. Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 1985, 38, A35.

FLETCHER, B, (C). & PERMAN, L. M. V. When talking helps: Concurrent verbalisation and decision making on a simulated city transport system. Presented to Experimental Psychology Society, Amsterdam, July, 1984.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & PERMAN, L. M. V. Why are N+1 heads better than one?: Social and cognitive factors. Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 1984, 37, A59.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Indirect occupational risks and mortality. Presented to International Conference on Chronic Health Problems, Middlesex Hospital, London, September 1983.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Alphanumeric category effects: Location cues or parallel processes? Presented to Experimental Psychology Society, Bedford College, London, January, 1982.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Pre-identification processing of semantic category information in word recognition. Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 1982, 35, A8.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & PERMAN, L. M. V. Knowing and doing: The relationship between verbal knowledge and systems-control ability. Bulletin of The British Psychological Society, 1982, 35, A8.

FLETCHER, B. (C). Perceptual analysis of relevant and irrelevant stimulus components. Presented to Experimental Psychology Society, Liverpool, April, 1981.

FLETCHER, B. (C). & RABBITT, P. M. A. “By God Sir! I don’t know who you are but I know what you are not!” (Lord Curzon). Identification of class membership, identification of individuals, and the word frequency effect in a word classification task. Presented to Experimental Psychology Society, Durham, April 1976.