I am a part-time PhD student, in the department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.
My research is about the relationship between pay and motivational experience in the workplace. I am interested in the self-determination theory (SDT) of motivation which emphasises the importance of the quality of motivational experience. At the heart of SDT is the belief that people need to feel autonomous, competent and related to the world around them in order to thrive. I want to examine how approaches to pay and feedback at work can fulfill these needs.
This blog was started in January 2011, during the 2nd year of my PhD. I hope to use it to track my research journey, my experiences as a PhD student, and hopefully to present some of my research!
Read more about my research on the Birkbeck website.