Professor Timming holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sociology from the University of Cambridge, England. He now mostly researches at the intersection of evolutionary, social, and organizational psychology. He is best known for his analyses of tattoos in the workplace.
He has served in various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Deputy Dean Research & Innovation.
Professor Timming is currently the inaugural Registered Reports Editor at Human Resource Management Journal and former Associate Editor at International Journal of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Management Journal. He sits on the Editorial Boards of Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and the Journal of Controversial Ideas. He is a member of the Heterodox Academy.
His research regularly features in the international news media, including outlets like The Economist, Financial Times, Washington Post, BBC News, The Guardian, Fox News, Bloomberg, and the Harvard Business Review, among others.