Jo Lloyd

Dr Jo Lloyd

Head of Department Professional Psychology

, School of Psychology

Before joining the University of East London (UEL), Jo was the Head of Department for the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths', University of London.

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Dr Jo Lloyd is Head of the Professional Psychology Department. Before joining the University of East London (UEL), Jo was the Head of Department for the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Jo's research sits at the nexus of occupational, clinical and counselling psychology, and she has published in world leading outlets in these areas (e.g., Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Work & Stress, Behaviour Therapy, and Journal of Counseling Psychology). Jo's interests centre around psychometric test development, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focused interventions, and discrimination in marginalised social groups.

Jo is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  Jo is a member of Goldsmiths' Wellbeing in Context interdisciplinary research stream, and lead researcher on the Quality of Life in Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People in England longitudinal cohort study.  Jo regularly presents on her work in both UK and international academic conferences and is a frequent guest speaker at professional events.


  • The impact of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) informed psychological skills interventions in occupational, clinical and community contexts
  • Psychometric scale development and validation
  • Interpersonal and structural discrimination towards marginalised minority groups, particularly transgender and gender nonconforming people
  • Health and behavioural effectiveness in larger social units/entities (e.g., dyads/couples, teams, organisations, neighbourhoods etc.)
  • Processes of change (incl. mediation, moderation and higher order effects)


Journal articles

  1. Christodoulou, V., Flaxman, P. E., & Lloyd, J. (2021). Acceptance and commitment therapy in group format for college students. Journal of College Counseling, 24, 3, 210- 223.
  2. Florez, E., Cohen, K., Ferenczi, N., Linnell, K., Lloyd, J., Goddard, L., Kumashiro, M., & Freeman, J. (2020). Linking recent discrimination-related experiences and wellbeing via social cohesion and resilience. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 4, 1, 92-104.
  3. White, R., Larkin, P., McCluskey, J., Lloyd, J., & McLeod, H. (2020). The development of the forms of responding to self-critical thoughts (FoReST) scale. Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science, 15, 20-29.
  4. Lloyd, J., Chalklin, V., & Bond, F. W. (2019). Psychological processes underlying the impact of gender-related discrimination on psychological distress in transgender and gender nonconforming people. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66, 5, 550-563.
  5. Thompson, M., Bond, F. W., & Lloyd, J. (2019). Preliminary psychometric properties of the everyday psychological inflexibility checklist. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 243-252.
  6. Flaxman, P. E., Stride, C. B., Söderberg, M., Lloyd, J., Guenole, N., & Bond, F. W. (2018). Relationships between two dimensions of employee perfectionism, postwork cognitive processing, and work day functioning. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27, 1, 56-69.
  7. West, K., & Lloyd, J. (2017). The role of labelling and bias in the portrayals of acts of "terrorism": Media representations of Muslims vs. non-Muslims. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 37, 2, 211-222.
  8. Lloyd, J., Bond, F. W., & Flaxman, P. E. (2017). Work-related self-efficacy as a moderator of the impact of a worksite stress management training intervention: Intrinsic work motivation as a higher-order condition of effect. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22, 1, 115.
  9. Gillanders, D. T., Bolderston, H., Bond, F. W., Dempster, M., Flaxman, P. E., Campbell, L., Kerr, S., Tansey, L., Noel, P., Ferenbach, C., Masley, S., Roach, L., Lloyd, J., May, L., Clarke, S., Remington, R. (2014). The development and initial validation of the cognitive fusion questionnaire. Behavior Therapy, 45, 83-101.
  10. Lloyd, J., Bond, F.W., & Flaxman, P.E. (2013). The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout. Work & Stress, 27, 2, 181-199.
  11. Bond, F.W., Lloyd, J., & Guenole, N. (2013). The work-related acceptance and action questionnaire (WAAQ): Initial psychometric findings and their implications for measuring psychological flexibility in specific contexts. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86, 3, 331-347.


  1. Bond, F. W., & Lloyd, J. (2016). Flexible organisations: Creating a healthy and productive context for gender and sexual minority employees. In M. D. Skinta, & A. Curtin (Eds.), Mindfulness and acceptance for gender and sexual minorities (pp. 265-282). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
  2. Bond, F. W., Lloyd, J., Flaxman, P. E., & Archer, R. (2016). Psychological flexibility and ACT at work. In R. Zettle, S. C. Hayes, D. Barnes-Holmes, & A. Biglan (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of contextual behavioural science (pp. 575-602). Chichester: Wiley.
  3. Bond, F. W., Flaxman, P. E., & Lloyd, J. (2016). Mindfulness and meditation in the workplace: An acceptance and commitment therapy approach. In M. A. West (Ed.), The psychology of meditation, research and practice (pp. 241-258). London: Oxford University Press.
  4. Lloyd, J., & Bond, F. W. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy. In S. Palmer (Ed.), The beginner's guide to counselling and psychotherapy, 2nd Edition (pp. 87-97). London: Sage.