Professor Stephen Bevan became head of HR research development at the Institute for Employment Studies in April 2016. He is an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University. Previously, he was director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation, conducting research on high-performance work practices, employee reward strategy, staff engagement and retention and Good Work. Bevan is an advisor to a number of UK government departments and has advised employers and policymakers in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australasia and North America. He has a special interest in workforce health and wellbeing, having led a number of national and international projects focusing on workforce health.