I am Professor of Organizational Psychology at the University of Warwick where my primary role is to lead on student employability issues across the university. My aim is to enable our students to gain the best opportunities at university so they can find their place in the world when they graduate. This means I spend my working day focussed on what the modern workplace demands of people early in their careers and how best to prepare them for it. I also work with alumni on a longer term picture of careers to understand how work is changing.
For many years I have taught leadership, crisis decision making and organisational behaviour and was Programme Director of the MSc Medical Leadership at the Royal College of Physicians. I was previously head of the Organizational Psychology Department at Birkbeck, University of London and before that Head of the Executive Education function at Aston Business School where I led the delivery of large programmes. I had early careers in business (Sales Director) and the British Army (NCO).
PhD Industrial Psychology, University of Aberdeen
BSc Cognitive Science, University of Westminster
Academy of Social Sciences – elected as Fellow (FAcSS)
British Psychological Society – Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – Academic Fellow (FCIPD)
Higher Education Academy – Fellow (FHEA)
My research interests include decision making under stress, team working and the use of technology at work. Current focus is on leadership dilemmas in the context of fast paced, high stakes medical decisions.
As a consultant I specialise in coaching, team facilitation and leader development. Recent clients include Shell, the UK Civil Service and HSBC. I have worked internationally in The Netherlands, France, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Germany.
I am External Examiner at the University of Exeter Medical School and at Hult Business School have previously held visiting posts at the UK Defence Academy and the Fire Service College.
Outside of work I tweet, ride mountain bikes and follow Aston Villa Football Club – all of which seem to be bad for my health!