We are a team of Chartered Occupational Psychologists who specialise in applying psychology to improve working lives and organisational performance. Our expertise lies in three areas: talent assessment, talent development and coaching. The science of psychology tells us that fine-tuning people's behaviour at work has a major positive impact on their wellbeing and happiness, as well as on business performance. With this in mind we apply evidence-based approaches in a way that many others don't. We work in partnership with organisations to introduce interventions to drive positive behaviour change.
Collectively we have a huge number of years' experience as Chartered Psychologists; effectively applying psychology to the workplace
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We have worked for a wide range of organisations, in both public and private sectors. These include central and local government, finance, policing and intelligence, health, utilities and charities. We love working on unusual and quirky projects; creating workable and competitively priced solutions whatever the challenge. We use a blend of evidence-based and innovative approaches.
We are Chartered Occupational Psychologists, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologists and British Psychological Society Associate Fellows (AFBPsS). Check out the accreditations held within the team.
Sally is our Head of Assessment, who relishes defining problems in the right way, in order to reach the best and most engaging solutions. She has masterminded many assessment and development projects, notably in Financial Services, with Investors in People UK and in the NHS. Sally is inspired by creating user-friendly designs for ‘day in the life’ development and assessment events, as well as for Oppraisal®. Sally has been a Chartered Occupational Psychologist since 1996 and prior to Work Psychology Hub, she set up and ran Psyclops Limited for 20 years.
Dr Anna Kane
Anna is our Head of Development. She is a coach, facilitator, assessor, trainer and speaker. Having recently completed her Professional Doctorate researching self-confidence at work, Anna is inspired by facilitating individuals and groups to develop their self-confidence. Her work also empowers organisations in addressing issues of diversity and inclusion, resilience, team performance, and leadership. She's an expert on mindfulness and compassion, bringing it to the workplace via coaching and training. Prior to Work Psychology Hub, she set up and ran Ampleo Ltd in early 2008 in response to her own concerns about climate change and the influence of large corporates.
Emma is experienced in helping organisations drive behaviour change to improve performance and wellbeing. She works with leaders, empowering them to identify and achieve specific goals in their professional lives; helping them tackle psychological blockers and reach their full potential. She is our dyslexia expert, carrying out assessments and coaching for adults with neurodiverse conditions. Emma has been a Chartered Occupational Psychologist since 2000 and prior to Work Psychology Hub, she set up and ran Business Psychology in Practice Limited for 14 years, most notably working with the public sector, law enforcement and dyslexia charities.
A Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Jo has been practising for over 20 years and is part of our Associate Team. She is experienced in supporting organisations to identify and develop their talent through designing and delivering commercial solutions that are robust and creative. Her experience spans roles in internal HR and as a consultant for Deloitte in their Human Capital Practice. Clients she has worked with include EDF Energy, BP, Toyota, Smith & Williamson and GSK as well as numerous public sector organisations and charities.
Pearse has worked in learning and development for the last 25 years, and has created a wide range of training workshops. In recent years he has focused on Leadership developments incorporating the most up to date thinking in neuroscience, and as a business psychologist he complements his programmes with leadership coaching. Pearse has also developed an expertise in Understanding and Managing Millennials. His unique model empowers managers and leaders to develop the talent within generational diversity. He is a psychology graduate, with a post grad diploma and is level A and B qualified. Most recent clients have included The Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, Toyota, and Home Office.
A Chartered Occupational Psychologist with over ten years’ experience working with organisations to enhance individual and business performance. Helena has worked as a consultant psychologist delivering innovative, evidence-based solutions to meet business challenges in the areas of selection, assessment, leadership development, training and evaluation.
During this time Helena has led high profile and high stakes projects across a diverse client base including public and private sector, with particular expertise within healthcare. In 2015 she undertook a 12-month secondment with Standard Chartered Bank, acting in an in-house capacity as the Assessment Specialist, advising on assessment strategy and ensuring alignment with the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act. Other notable clients include; Ministry of Defence, Health Education England and General Medical Council.
Justin is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist who specializes in talent identification and development. Prior to joining Work Psychology Hub as an associate he founded and grew the consultancy, Mendas, before selling it in 2016. Consulting within organisations as diverse as the NHS, Ministry of Defence, Friends of the Earth and Jaguar Land Rover, Justin has led teams providing groundbreaking evidence based solutions. Some highlights of his work have included advising the FSA during the financial crisis of 2008, investigating and identifying organizational changes to reduce deaths in custody. He also works as a community and workplace mediator and as a professional filmmaker.
Hannah Courtney Bennett
A Chartered Psychologist since 1998, Hannah’s work focuses on career development and talent management through assessments and one to one coaching. Using coaching techniques and talent, strengths and interest diagnostics she supports Career Changers, Graduates and Undergraduates, Women Returners and Young People starting out. From the other direction Hannah has experience of assessment and selection within organisations, including application sifts, design of ACs, assessing and interviewing. As an Associate with Work Psychology Hub, Hannah recognises the importance of job-person 'fit' in terms of skills and abilities, whilst also taking into consideration other perspectives such as personality, well-being and organisational culture.
Fran is a Chartered Psychologist with 25 years’ assessment and management experience working with a wide range of commercial voluntary and public sector organisations. She has considerable resourcing management expertise, having managed large mixed volume and bespoke recruitment functions within the financial services sector for 13 years. She has designed and managed countless assessment centres not only for selection but also for development, for all levels, entry level, graduate recruitment as well as appointments to first, second and third levels of management. She specialises now in assessment, feedback and development planning.
Janet is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with over 20 years in a range of people-performance issues at the individual, team and organisational level. Main areas of work revolve around assessment and development, including assessment and development centre design and delivery, management development and training, including psychometrics, interview and leadership skills training. She also practises as a career counsellor and executive coach, and has an accredited background in counselling. Janet has worked with diverse clients in both the public and private sector, nationally and internationally, and is part of our Associate team.
As a coach, trainer and business Psychologist, Clare is passionate about enabling leaders develop their confidence and understand their strengths to grow and flourish. She is fascinated with helping individuals successfully navigate the transition to new roles. Her expertise is in providing high quality leadership development solutions to both public and private sector organisations. Working as an Associate with Work Psychology Hub, she previously worked with a global human resources consulting firm for over 10 years where, alongside delivery of highly interactive and lively training solutions, she was responsible for their 360 feedback business.
Nadia is a Chartered Psychologist with a distinction-awarded Executive MBA at Henley Business School. In her time as both an external and internal consultant, she has designed and delivered tailored assessment and leadership development programmes across sectors. She is a highly experienced facilitator and coach, delivering Board, team and one-to-one sessions as well as training across the world. She has a specialism in gender Inclusion and Diversity. Her 2016 ground breaking research on men working flexibly and the systemic impact on women, organisations and society has achieved significant publicity and attention. Nadia aims to help organisations develop a inclusive culture across all aspects of the talent pipeline – recruitment, development and progression.
Dr Simon Draycott
Simon has been a Chartered Psychologist for over 20 years. During that time he has managed many large-scale projects delivering assessment and development services. He has a particular passion for working one-to-one in a coaching and counselling context, helping individuals to make the best use of their talents and cope more effectively with anxiety and other workplace issues. He has experience across a range of sectors including Central Government departments, Financial Services and Healthcare. Simon works as part of Work Psychology Hub’s Associate team.
Claire is a Chartered Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience, spanning across commercial, public sector and military domains from entry-level through to Director level roles. Her work blends strong technical expertise with a practical commercial focus that delivers a high quality of service. She works collaboratively with clients to understand their talent management requirements and devises innovative, pragmatic and robust assessment solutions tailored to meet their needs.
Claire has considerable experience in designing and delivering assessments for selection, restructure and development purposes. This includes job analysis, design of organisational competency frameworks, bespoke assessment and development tools, design and delivery of assessor training, and the validation of assessment processes. Claire is a trained interviewer and assessor.
Carolyn has for the past 25 years worked as a senior manager, coach and consultant in business and people development, working with a wide range of organisations of all sizes and in all sectors. Carolyn is a highly qualified and experienced business and people manager, coach, mentor, assessor and adviser, recruiter and developer. She has led on a wide range of national and regional projects and programme both as a senior manager and consultant, covering strategic and operational business development, innovation and people and skills development. A main area of expertise and focus is on individual and team profiling, recruitment, coaching and ongoing development support linked to the overall strategic development of organisations. Strong in working at strategic, team and individual levels, Carolyn brings both a holistic and personal perspective to her work with clients, resulting in effective integration and development of organisations and their individual people.
Marielke is a Chartered Psychologist with over 9 years assessment and development experience gained in consultancy and in-house. She is experienced in the end-to-end design, delivery and management of a wide range of bespoke talent management solutions. More recently she has been utilising her coaching skills along with further training in hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT to support people with extreme “burnout” including chronic conditions like ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. She is passionate about helping people to access their own inner resources, to develop more self-compassion and feel empowered to create a positive work-life balance. She is part of our Associate team.
A Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Pippa has been practising for over 23 years and is part of our Associate team. She greatly enjoys helping organisations address the people challenges that the 21st century brings, such as: identifying and retaining the most effective leaders; developing and coaching those leaders to help them to enhance the leadership climate they set; and designing and delivering programmes to harness wellbeing, resilience, and performance. Clients she has worked with include Dell, Yell, Syngenta, Met Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ernst Young, Total UK, Cineworld, and the Financial Services Sector.
Trisha has been working as a Business Psychologist for 25 years, with particular experience in assessment and talent development. She is part of the associate team and has worked across the private and public sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and government. Recently, Trisha has embarked on a coaching qualification as she really enjoys enabling people to fulfill their potential and overcome their personal barriers to change. Using her psychological insights and expertise she helps people gain a greater sense of self-awareness and insight.
Ruth is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with 20 years experience. She specialises in assessment, development, and coaching. She is also an experienced management trainer and has delivered a range of training courses; in particular she is highly experienced in designing and delivering assessor and interviewer skills training. Ruth has worked with a range of levels in organisations and across a range of sectors including banking, government departments, further education, housing charities, retail, manufacturing, engineering, IT, and utilities. Ruth is also a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Tracy is an experienced administrator and provides a helping hand with our projects and general administration.