Sir Cary L. Cooper is a former Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School, UK and Pro Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lancaster University. Today he is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organization Psychology and Health at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
He is the author of over 100 books (on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology), has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.
He is currently Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Co-Editor of the medical journal Stress& Health (formerly Stress Medicine). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Society of Health, British Academy of Management and an Academician of the Academy for the Social Sciences.
Professor Cooper is the immediate past President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management.
In 2001, Cary was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his contribution to organizational health.
He holds Honorary Doctorates from Aston University (DSc), Heriot-Watt University (DLitt), Middlesex University (Doc. Univ) and Wolverhampton University (DBA); an Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians; and in 2006 was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Hon FRCP).
Cooper's parents were Jews from Romania and Ukraine who settled in the USA. He became a British citizen in 1993. Cooper obtained a BSc (UCLA), an M.B.A. (UCLA), and a PhD (Leeds University, UK).