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Principal Occupational Psychologist

Os2i

Business Psychology
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Areas of Expertise

  • Kent
  • English

About

I am a Principal Business Psychologist and have been on the UK leading specialist register across four global areas of Occupational Psychology since 1999. 

I have over fifteen years organisational development experience from a performance perspective, focusing on individual, team and organisational performance, as well as over fifteen years experience of designing and implementing assessment and development centres across public and private sector organisations.

 



I have operated as strategic advisor and people specialist in large complex environments across different geographies. I have extensive understanding of business goals in the current economic climate and apply a wealth of Business Psychology expertise to aligning people to business objectives. This is achieved through engaging in a consultative manner with multiple stakeholders delivering change, employee engagement and resourcing solutions.



I have served as a senior business partner responsible for the development of actionable talent management strategies and solutions aligned with strategic HR objectives. I have been directly involved in talent planning, acquisition, retention, learning and development strategies to support a culture of high performance.





My goal s to help individuals become aware of their own potential, of possible options and solutions in order to optimise their effectiveness in the workplace. I encourage people to learn from their own experience. I recognize that people performance is driven by workplace wellbeing, effective alignment to business goals, the development of the right skill sets, motivation and commitment. I add value by driving these factors in all consultative processes both in the UK and across Europe.

Expertise Summary

Psychological profiling for recruitment and development.



Cognitive assessments.



Inclusive talent management.



Designing competency/behavioural models.



Leadership and interpersonal skills development.




Wellbeing at work coaching and mentoring.



Conflict management. 



Skills gap analysis.



Assessment and development centres.



Performance management solutions. 



Organisation effectiveness and change management. 




Identify, develop and track potential.



Succession planning.

Experience

2006 – Present

Independent Principal Business Psychologist – Os2i
Principal Business Psychologist – The Scala Group, HR
Member – The ACE HR Consortium, Europe

Core business services: Psychometric profiling for individuals and teams. People assessment practice to drive talent management, engagement, change management and performance improvement. Using psychometrics to coach and mentor. Psychometric assessment for the Courts and social services.

Head of Occupational Psychology Services (OPS) 06/2002 – 06/2006
CPG, 16 St Helens Place, LONDON, EC3A 6DP

Designing consultancy solutions across selection, training and organisational development. Added measurable value across a wide spectrum of business KPI’s. Business development responsibility within existing and new clients. New business development responsibility through formal bid/proposal processes. Senior member of a bid team responsible for generating £3.7 million GP over a four-year timeframe.

Independent Chartered Psychologist – Sole Trader 10/2001 – 06/2002
London Underground

Operational selection and assessment centre delivery, recruitment process engineering, senior selection interviewing, and change management. Successfully placed over 230 operational and strategic staff.

Chartered Psychologist 10/2000 – 10/2001
Best International

Managing an outsource team on site at Cap Gemini responsible for recruitment infrastructure, process and logistics change, and recruitment delivery. Working to core recruitment SLA’s. Specialist troubleshooter resource in relation to advanced
selection scenarios.

Chartered Psychologist
01/2000 – 10/2000
E-Commerce project investigating self-managed learning

Research project looking at on-line competency assessment/development and methods associated with developing an Internet based solution.

Organisational Development Manager 08/1996 – 01/2000
ICL 104 Green Lane, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8AS

Chartered Occupational Psychologist managing projects in: competency profiling & self managed learning, performance management and appraisal systems, training design, development and evaluation, organisational development, selection and assessment, performance assessment, individual and team development.

Education

B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Psychology - Liverpool.

M.Sc. Occupational Psychology – Hertfordshire.

Full member of the Division of Occupational Psychology.

Entry on the Register of Chartered Psychologists.

Chartered Scientist.

Practicing Certificate from the Health Professions Council.

Eligibility for Associate Fellow Status.

Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing, Level A & B – Progressing towards assessor status.

Consultant practitioner across the following Level B Instruments - 16PF5, 15FQ, MBTI, CAL, HJ17, OPQ32, MTQ48, PROFILES, SAFEPQ, WAVE, FIRO-B.

Registered Level A test user with ASE, AQR, OPP, Psytech International, SHL, Test Agency, Psychological Corporation and OPC.

European Test User Certified across 35 European Countries.

Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists.

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