Ben Hardy

Clinical Professor of Organisational Behaviour

BVM&S (Edinburgh) MPhil MBA PhD (Cambridge) MRCVS

Professor Ben Hardy graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) and holds an MBA, MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge.

His research interests include the interaction between management and physiology, particularly with respect to hormone levels and the autonomic nervous system; the philosophical underpinnings of management research and knowledge; and linguistic factors in survey research and communication.

His research has been covered by the Financial Times, The Times, BBC, Wall St Journal, Reuters, Sky News, the Daily Mail and The Sun. Ben has been a trustee/director of the charity International Cat Care, a finalist on the BBC’s University Challenge, winner of the AT Kearney Global Prize and recipient of an IBM Fellowship. He has also been interviewed on how to conduct effective meetings on Radio 4’s PM programme.

Ben has taught at and provided consulting services to a wide range of organisations, including Barclays, HSBC, WPP, BT, McKinsey & Co., Nestlé, Novartis, McLaren Group, Agricultural Bank of China, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Slaughter and May, and IBM.


How do we know anything? Philosophical issues in the collection and interpretation of operational research data

Hardy B; Stiles P

In: White, L., Kunc, M., Burger, K., Malpass, J. (eds) Behavioral Operational Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


Interoceptive ability predicts survival on a London trading floor

Kandasamy N; Garfinkel S N; Page L; Hardy B; Critchley H D; Gurnell M; Coates J M

Scientific Reports 2016:6 p 32986


Cortisol shifts financial risk preferences

Kandasamy N; Hardy B; Page L; Schaffner M; Graggaber J; Powlson A S; Fletcher P C; Gurnell M; Coates J

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014 Vol 111:9 p 3608-3613

It’s not me, it’s you: miscomprehension in surveys

Hardy B; Ford L R

Organizational Research Methods 2014 Vol 17:2 p 138-162