The Organisational Research Group was established in 1984 as a research focus in the Department of Social Psychology in the domain areas of organizational analysis; decision making and decision analysis, modelling and design; management and project management and eliciting user requirements. This research has since been applied, generalised and set in context in many research projects on :
innovative and creative decision-making,
organisational change and transformation
knowledge transfer and networking
sector and community development
Members of the group are involved in action research and consultancy development in these areas and are also involved in designing, developing and evaluating tools to support practice within each of these domains of human action.
The group is coordinated by Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo, course Director for the MSc in Organizational and Social Psychology. and by Professor Patrick Humphreys; Co-Director of the London Multimedia Lab for Audiovisual Composition and Communication (LML).
The different researchers and fellows who currently comprise the Organizational Research Group were brought together through joint work undertaken by the group on many national and international research projects, located in the UK, China, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Peru, Chile, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Hungary and other countries. Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral candidates join the group on a project-by-project basis.
The group meets on a monthly basis in open research seminars. It also coordinates the weekly (Lent term) PS404 Organisational and Social Psychology Professional Seminar Series.
The group includes the Knowledge Organization and Development network (KODE). coordinated by Lucia Garcia and the Complexity Group, directed by Eve Mitleton Kelly.