Michelle is a Chartered and HCPC-Registered Psychologist, Behavioural Scientist and Coach. She is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology, Coaching, and the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers. Michelle is also a Chartered Scientist registered with the Science Council. Complementary to this, she is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. She is Associate Editor for the BPS publication ‘the Psychologist’.
In her dual-role as an academic and practitioner, she is able to integrate real-world experiences into her teaching, providing first-hand knowledge of how to address a range of individual and business challenges. Michelle is Programme Director for MSc Occupational and Business Psychology, and she is is Module Convener for Business Psychology, and Occupational Psychology and Psychometrics. In her private practice, she designs and delivers quality, science-informed, solutions fit to bolster people performance, increase organisation effectiveness and efficiency, and significantly improve employee satisfaction, mental health and wellbeing.
Using a range of assessment, selection, and readiness tools, (including psychometrics), Michelle works with individuals to build personal resilience and mental toughness. Additionally, she runs a clinic to support individuals going through challenging times at work. Recently, she has been providing support to individuals who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Specific highlights in her career include leading Government talent assessment centres (AC’s) and coaching programmes in the Middle East, designing graduate Psychology, HR, and International Business programmes and modules for leading universities in the UK, Mediterranean, and Middle East, delivering keynotes and research findings and workshops at conferences in the UK and Middle East
Her current interests include strategies to help people see their choices, empower them to thrive in the face of adversity, and guide them to mental freedom. Michelle’s interests also include effective strategies to initiate occupationally healthy behavioural changes in people, alternative forms of assessment tools/tests to combat the biases associated with pure self-reported measures, and creating mentally healthy work environments that enable people to thrive.
Michelle is registered with the Psychological Testing Centre as a BPS qualified user of Ability and Personality tests, and holds an EFPA qualification. She is also a BPS Verifier who delivers training and affirms competence in Occupational Test Use: ability and personality.
Michelle offers solutions to a niche of rebuttable clients across the globe, although she works mainly in the UK (and throughout Europe), Middle East, and the Caribbean Islands.
Her research interests include:
- Psychological coping strategies in occupational settings
- Employee selection and assessment, including psychometrics
- Occupational and role readiness
- Personality and individual differences
- Resistance to change
- Employee well-being and resilience
- Psychoanalytic theories for managing and developing people
- Expatriate assignment success
- Promotion of pro-citizenship behaviour at work