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Stephen Bevan

Stephen Bevan

Professor Stephen Bevan
Founding President of the Fit for Work Europe Coalition; Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation

Stephen is Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation and an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University. He joined The Work Foundation in 2002 as Director of Research from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). In 2007, he founded the Fit for Work project and in 2009 he launched the European Coalition.
Stephen has carried out research and policy work for the Number 10 Policy Unit, HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Department of Health, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Commission. He has also advised many blue-chip companies on aspects of HR strategy and practice. Stephen has conducted research on high-performance work practices, employee reward strategy, staff engagement and retention.
He has written and spoken widely about The Work Foundation's research programmes, both in the UK and overseas. He was also a co-author of the final report of the Good Work Commission in 2011.

Stephen is a member of the expert group supporting the government’s review of sickness absence, a member of the McLeod Review’s "guru" group and was an expert advisor to the Hutton Review of Fair Pay in the public sector. In 2010 he was named in the Top 10 most influential "HR thinkers" of the last five years by HR Magazine.

Go to the Fit for Work Europe Coalition page to find out more about our work.

For further information about the Fit for Work Co-presidents, please read the biographies of Dr Antonyia Parvanova MEP, Dame Carol Black and Prof Paul Emery here.

To read his blog posts please visit and The Work Foundation Blog.