CV

My current job title is Academic Director: Employability and Skills at the University of Warwick. I lead on graduate employability issues across the university to enable graduates to gain the best opportunities to find their place in the world. This means I spend my working day focussed on what the modern workplace demands of people early in their careers. I also work with alumni on a longer term picture of careers to understand how work is changing.

Previously I was head of the Organizational Psychology Department at Birkbeck, University of London. For many years I have taught leadership, crisis decision making and organisational behaviour and was Programme Director of the joint Birkbeck – Royal College of Physicians MSc Medical Leadership. I was previously Head of the Executive Education function at Aston Business School where I led the delivery of large programmes. Formerly I had careers in business (Sales Director) and the British Army.

Education

PhD Industrial Psychology, University of Aberdeen

BSc (2:1) Cognitive Science, University of Westminster

Professional Bodies

Academy of Social Sciences – elected as Fellow, March 2017 (FAcSS)

British Psychological Society – CPsychol and AFBPsS

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 and 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.