Staff profile

Nina Fryer

Dr Nina Fryer

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837100 ext. 411
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Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

    Antecedents and Outcomes of Task Crafting: Linking Task Crafting to Promotion

    1 Sep 2011 - 23 Nov 2018
  • Master of Science, Leeds Metropolitan University

  • Bachelor of Science, Leeds Metropolitan University

  • PGCE, University of Leeds


Nina Fryer is a public health professional with an academic background in organisational health and wellbeing, health promotion and evaluation of interventions.  Nina gained her undergraduate degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1999, before completing at PGCE in post compulsory education at the University of Leeds in 2002, and an MSc in Public Health (Health Promotion) at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007.

Previously, Nina has worked as a lecturer and course leader in further and higher education colleges, and has also spent four years working as a Public Health Manager, directly applying academic knowledge in the areas of public health to an employment setting. 

Nina has managed the creation of a cross national HEFCE funded 3 year project building the evidence on what works at improving wellbeing in higher education institutions, has been a panel member for the Office for National Statistics’ national consultation on measuring national wellbeing, and has contributed a chapter to a book by Professor Ivan Robertson and Professor Cary Cooper on Wellbeing at Work.​ Nina is currently on her way to completing her PhD which looks at workplace wellbeing. 

Outside of work Nina enjoys sports including cycling, rock climbing and scuba diving. 

Research interests

Nina is currently working towards a PhD at Leeds University Business School. The focus is on identifying the relationships between employee wellbeing, commitment and engagement behaviours and improved performance.  Additionally, research is exploring methods of improving evaluation robustness of interventions aimed at improving employee wellbeing in the workplace.

The focus of the quantitative research is around the actions that individuals take to improve work meaningfulness, and subsequent benefits to both individuals and their workplaces.  This includes looking at psychological strengths of individuals, as well as the contextual climate, and developing a new workplace climate measure.  The research is exploring job crafting, defined as the 'wriggle room' that employees privately create to give them a better person-job fit. It involves carrying out a longitudinal quantitative study to explore the individual and contextual  predictors of job crafting for improved performance. This includes developing a measure of climate for crafting, testing the relationships bewteen LMX and crafting, and validating a newly developed scale of uncertainty.​

Teaching and Administration

Nina's teaching includes health based modules, focusing on inequalities in health nationally and globally, principles and practice of health promotion, and the development of research skills.  She is also the Programme Leader for the MSc in Health and Wellbeing.

Level 4

Health and Wellbeing

Food and Health


Level 5

Research Methods

Professional Development and Placement 2/Volunteering 


Level 6

Research Project tutor and dissertation supervisor

Youth Sport and Health

Physical Activity and Health Trainer


Level 7 (MSc Health & Wellbeing)

Context, Controversy & Consensus in Health & Wellbeing

Critical Analysis & Evaluation of International Health Strategies

Emotional Health and wellbeing in contemporary society

Research practice

Dissertation supervision