Dr. Andrew J. Marcinko

Dr. Andrew J. Marcinko

Assistant Professor and Behavioural Scientist

Durham University


Dr. Marcinko is an Assistant Professor and Behavioural Scientist in the Psychology Department at Durham University. His research spans several topics in social/organisational psychology and behavioural science.

Most recently, his work has focused on understanding how individuals react when businesses and institutions act hypocritically — that is, when their actions don’t match their stated values or beliefs. He also has ongoing projects focused on mental health issues among leaders, diversity and inclusion programmes, and encouraging prosocial behaviour.

In his consulting work, Andrew’s been involved in projects for the United Nations, NASA, and the US Navy Submarine School and has worked with several Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies to help them develop more effective diversity and inclusion programmes.


  • Organisational Authenticity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Behaviour Change
  • Organisational Culture and Climate
  • Consumer Behaviour


  • PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology, 2019

    Aston Business School (Supervised by Profs Richard Crisp & Yves Guillaume)

  • M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2015

    University of Central Florida

  • B.S. in Psychology (Minor in Business Administration), 2010

    University of Florida



Assistant Professor

Durham University

Jun 2021 – Present Durham, England

The Department of Psychology at Durham University is consistently ranked among the top 5 in the UK and the top 100 in the world. Within the department, the Durham Behavioural Science Team is a group of world-leading behavioural scientists based at Durham University, who provide expert guidance and consultancy focused on understanding and influencing human behaviour.

Our expertise covers a wide range of topics, including equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, leadership and decision making, and influencing consumer behaviour. In the public sector, we have focused on redesigning services to improve public health and well-being, as well as facilitating civility and pro-environmental behaviour using evidence-based behavioural insights.

We have a strong track record of successful consultancy and partnerships with public, private, and third sector organisations across the UK, US, and Europe.


Teaching Fellow

Durham University

Oct 2018 – Jun 2021 Durham, England

Writer and Research Analyst


May 2018 – Jun 2021 Global
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Aston Behavioural Insights Group

Oct 2015 – May 2018 Birmingham, England

The Aston Behavioural Insights Programme is a consultancy, coaching, training and education initiative provided by the Aston Business School. The aim is to leverage the latest insights from the field of social psychology to devise, design, develop and grow an enhanced capacity in every aspect of company culture, from workplace experience, to marketing, productivity, performance and innovation.

Its mission is to offer:

  1. Access to the latest research from social psychology, and expertise in translating key principles to benefit individuals, work teams, and organisations.

  2. Research-led training on cutting-edge tips, tricks and techniques to enable opportunity, empowerment, and innovation.

  3. Bespoke workshops on the behavioural processes that underlie our ability to harness potential, and the insights that can help us achieve goals, aims and aspirations.

Recent Posts

Practice What You Preach: Corporate Hypocrisy Regarding Diversity & Inclusion

You’ve probably seen companies all over social media this week posting their support for Black Lives Matter and the fight against systemic and structural racism. While it’s great that these organizations are speaking out against racism, it’s also clear that many of them are not backing up their words with action.

Interview with Trust Inc. (Podcast)

Andrew Marcinko, PhD is a behavioural scientist who has worked on projects involving the UN, NASA and the U.S. Navy Submarine School. He’s a #diversity & inclusion expert who studies authenticity, hypocrisy, & messaging and its relationship with #trust in work and life.


Durham Behavioural Science Team

Durham BeST conducts world-leading research on human behaviour and behaviour change. We apply our research to challenges across the public, private, and third sectors.

External Consulting

Dr. Marcinko has worked with various organisations, including NatWest, Jacobs, Squire Patton Boggs, Bechtel, the United Nations, and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

Recent Publications

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Diversity as I say, not as I do — Organizational authenticity and diversity management effectiveness

This research examines how a misalignment between an organization’s espoused values and its realized practices regarding diversity …

Honestly Hypocritical? Testing an Organisational Signalling Intervention to Increase Perceptions of Authenticity in Diversity Management

With workforce diversity steadily increasing, most large organisations now take steps to manage diversity within their ranks. However, …


Best Paper Award

Paper submitted to the 2020 Academy of Management Annual Conference in Vancouver selected as a ‘Best Paper’


Awarded a Fellowship with the Center for Evidence-Based Management

Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Awarded a full scholarship to complete my PhD in the Work and Organisational Psychology Department at Aston Business School