Charles Jackson. BSc (Joint Hons), MSc, PhD
Managing Partner, SRA UK
Charles conducts stakeholder consultation and surveys for leading UK and global companies as well as government and civil society organizations. The focus of much of his work is on relationship building between organizations and their stakeholders.
With a background in organizational psychology, much of his other work is concerned with the development of effective strategies for career management and involves work with companies to ensure that HR policy and practice is developed in ways to maximise its likely effectiveness, tackles the real issues that individuals face inside organizations and at the same time delivers business benefits.
Alongside his work for Stakeholder Research Associates, Charles is also a Visiting Professor at Kingston Business School in the UK and Survey Director for the Career Innovation (Ci) Group, an international alliance of employers dedicated to becoming "inspiring companies", and a Senior Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling in the UK. He led the NICEC team that conducted a European-wide review of career support available to people in employment for European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), and co-authored a report for the Work Foundation on Managing Careers in Large Organisations. He has written extensively on employment issues and HR practice as well as corporate social responsibility.
Charles also has considerable experience of evaluating training and development initiatives. His book Understanding Psychological Testing, published by the British Psychological Society in 1996, has been translated into several languages, including Danish, German and Chinese.
Previously, Charles worked at the Institute for Employment Studies, an international centre for research and consultancy on employment policy and human resource issues. Before that he taught in the School of Psychology at the University of Wales, Cardiff, where he was Director of Postgraduate Studies responsible for postgraduate courses in organizational and applied psychology.
Educated at Nottingham and Aston Universities, he has also been an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.