Research by the team has been covered in the following media outlets



The project has disseminated its findings at a number of events, conferences and symposia to academics, the general public and policy makers.

Academic presentations

  • “Performance-related Pay and Objective Measures of Health After Correcting for Sample Selection”

  • Seminar at hybrid CELMR internal workshop, School of Business, University of Aberdeen, 22 September 2021, Aberdeen, UK.
  • Oral presentation at virtual seminar at SDNU (Shandong Normal University) 28 October 2021.
  • “The Detrimental Health Effects of Performance Pay”

  • Oral presentation at Institute of Social Research, 26 January 2021, Panteion University, Greece. 
  • “Performance-related pay and stress: Do differing stakes matter?”

  • Oral presentation at COPE, March 2022, Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark.
  • "Employment contracts and stress: An experimental study”
    • Oral presentation at virtual EALE/SOLE/AASLE Joint Conference 25th June 2020, Berlin, Germany.
    • (Also scheduled to be presented at the following conferences that were cancelled due to Covid-19: Scottish Economic Society Conference (April 2020); European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference (July 2020) abstract available here;  International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) Conference (August 2020))
    • Virtual seminar as part of the University of Aberdeen Business School internal seminar series 11th November 2020.
    • Oral presentation as part of the St Lawrence University (New York) Economics Department seminar series 22nd January 2021.
    • Oral presentation as part of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University (Perth, Australia) internal seminar series 14th April 2021.
    • Oral presentation at virtual SES Conference, 26th April 2021, Glasgow, Scotland.
    • Oral presentation as part of the Global Labour Organisation (GLO) seminar series 6th May 2021. Information about the talk and video of the talk available.
    • Oral presentation at virtual ICBM Conference, 8th June 2021, Glasgow, Scotland.

Nonacademic presentations

  • “Work, Pay and Stress” Virtual workshops with Lathallan School, 1 and 8 November 2021, Johnshaven, UK.
  • “Job Contracts, Health and COVID: Are Flexible Jobs like Zero-Hours Contracts and ‘Gig’ Jobs the Future?” Seminar for Business and Economics Society, University of Aberdeen 1 Feb 2022, Aberdeen, UK.
  • “The gig economy and mental health” Seminar for Aberdeen Political Economy Group, AU Psychology Society and Economics and Business Society 18th February, 2020, Aberdeen, UK.
  • "Explorathon lunch bytes – Performance related pay: The good, the bad, the stressful” Podcast recording for Exploration ’20 24th November 2020, available at