Professor Patricia Riddell
Patricia Riddell is professor of applied neuroscience and a chartered psychologist with an active research interest in neuroscience. She studied Physiological Sciences at University of Glasgow, and obtained a Masters degree in Quantitative Methods Applied to Physiology from Imperial College before going to University of Oxford to complete a doctorate in Physiological Sciences. One key theme that runs through her research is the relation between the brain and new behaviour. Her interests lie in how the generation of new behaviour can be facilitated by changes in motivation, teaching styles, attention to cues, and other strategies.
Patricia contributes to masters programmes in leadership, coaching and behavioural change at Henley Business School and has worked on programmes with Roffey Park, Edinburgh Business School, and Ashridge Business School.
Sharon Neal is Head of Professional Development at the University of Oxford where she is responsible for leadership and management, and personnel effectiveness development across the University. Prior to working at Oxford, Sharon was in a similar role at the University of Warwick. She started her working life as a librarian and moved on to become a health service manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital and then Director of Management Services for West Midlands Arts. She has also taught in primary school and has run her own business.
Sharon has a particular professional interest in how we facilitate effective workplace relationships, in understanding and managing difference and in how we can have courageous conversations.
Paul Chudleigh is a Principal Practitioner of Business Psychology with more than 20 years experience in the fields of assessment, learning and development, facilitation, mediation and performance management. Paul began his career in the public sector, developing a successful in-house consultancy service specialising in the use of assessment centres, development centres, psychometrics, 360 degree feedback and competency design. Paul has supported the most senior individuals in organisations through the design and delivery of coaching programmes, leadership development, facilitation of challenging business issues, team development and executive selection. He has built long-standing and trusted relationships with numerous Chief Executives, Directors, Managers and Board Members.
Paul is an experienced user of a range of psychomteric tools including the Resilience at Work Scale, Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Test, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Saville Wave and OPQ32. He has also designed hundreds of role play, team-working, interactive presentation and analysis and report writing exercises for use in assessment and development settings.
Anne Marie Dancy
Anne Marie is a Lumina Learning Partner for UK and EMEA. She has a passion for building the long-term solutions using Lumina Learning’s offerings, ensuring organisations become more effective through focusing on the development of their people. Anne Marie worked as a Change Consultant for BT Global Consulting for 12 years, supporting large scale transformational change programmes in the Financial, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Local Government and Health sector. She is an experienced consultant, who works collaboratively with clients and practitioners, ensuring interventions are aligned with the organisational vision and desired outcomes.
Clive Lewis OBE DL
Clive Lewis is founder and Chief Executive of the Globis Mediation Group. He is also founder of the Women in Leadership lunch, held annually at the House of Lords since 2012.
He is a business psychologist specialising in employee and industrial relations. He has worked at Government level including outside of the UK in countries such as Jordan and Algeria. He has recently been involved in a project providing support and advice to the European Parliament. He is the author of fourteen books, including Difficult Conversations: 10 Steps to Becoming a Tackler not a Dodger, which featured in The Sunday Times.
He works extensively at board level and has recently completed two terms as a non-executive director for an NHS Foundation Trust and currently serves on is on the Board of Governors for the University of the West of England and the Civil Mediation Council. He was awarded the OBE in 2011 for his work in the field of mediation and for the REACH report. He was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 2012. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, holds an MBA and a MSc in Business Psychology.