|I have extensive experience of psychometric assessment, leadership development and coaching. This includes designing assessment centres, leading a review of the Civil Service Selection Board for the Cabinet Office, selecting Queen’s Counsel, advising the Department for Work and Pensions and the Unipart Group. |
As a medico-legal expert psychologist, I have appeared in cases a number of high value personal injury cases in claims in excess of £7m. In Equality Act 2010 claims, I have advised companies such as Bloomberg, Toshiba and the National Offender Management Service. My forensic cases typically involve assessing defendants in murder, child destruction and terrorism and conspiracy cases.
While at the Open University Business School, I taught human resource strategy and business management both on the MBA and undergraduate programmes.
I also sat on the HealthCare Professions Council as a psychologist Panel Member to the Fitness to Practice and Education Panels.
In 1998, I was appointed to role of the Managing Director of the Fanon Trust and was responsible for providing: risk assessments, parenting assessments and neurological assessments. I managed a team of clinical psychologists and worked closely with the Institute of Psychiatry and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust to develop innovative approaches to treating patients with complex forensic histories.
I worked as a senior HR manager and then HR director for 12 years, delivering change programmes, leadership development, improving employee well-being and dealing with mental health at work.
My early therapeutic work as a psychotherapist and counsellor focused on working with young people who had mental health, educational and offending problems. I have worked for 26 years with adults, children, families, learning disabled adults and older adults delivering cognitive behavioural therapy on a range of problems including depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis and family functioning, adjustment disorders and addictive behaviours.