Chris Clegg: Death of respected former University of Leeds professor

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TRIBUTES have been paid to respected psychologist and former Leeds University professor Chris Clegg after his death aged 67.

Emeritus Professor Clegg, (pictured) who was the former Professor of Organisational Psychology in the Leeds University Business School, died peacefully at his home in Dore, Sheffield, on December 28.

The University of Leeds said in a statement: “Chris joined the Business School in 2006, establishing the Socio-Technical Centre and becoming its inaugural Director from 2009 to 2014.

“He was one of the UK’s most influential and respected organisational psychologists, with contributions to research, practice, teaching and the professional development of the field.”

A spokesman for the British Psychological Society, said: “Among his colleagues, Chris was known as an incredibly generous, warm, and wise man with a lightning wit and mischievous sense of fun.”

Emeritus Professor Clegg is survived by his wife Sally, his sons Daniel and Simon, his step-daughters Louise and Rachel, and his mother Margaret.

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