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Vicki is an experienced and respected Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Prior to joining Northumbria University, Vicki worked for an esteemed national consultancy as an Occupational Psychologist delivering projects for public and private sector clients. Vicki's consultancy expertise centres around employee selection (including bespoke design and delivery of the full range of assessment activities including graduate and senior exectuive), coaching (including maternity and leadership coaching) and career development (such as delivery of development programmes, leadership development and evidence-based training design and evaluation). In her role at Northumbria University, Vicki leads the Applied Work Psychology Research Group and is Director for Postgraduate Education, responsible for quality assurance for the distance learning and campus-based postgraduate psychology programmes. Vicki leads a popular Learning and Development module as part of the successful MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology Programme and supervises postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation research projects. In addition, Vicki is an experienced doctoral level supervisor of both academic PhDs, professional doctorates and a qualified supervisor and assessor of the British Psychological Society's Stage Two Qualification in Occupational and Organisational Psychology.  Vicki completed her Professional Doctorate in 2016 investigating The Career of an Occupational Psychology Graduate: Employment, Employability and Identity. Her research centres around career sustainability and employability, with a particular interest in supporting women's careers (including parenthood and women's health conditions), and the impact on career satisfaction, meaning and purpose. Vicki is the past co-Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology Training Committee, past Academic Board Member for the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology and past career lead for the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD

28 Apr 201631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 28 Apr 2016

Teaching & Learning, PCAPL

5 Oct 200631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 5 Oct 2006

Psychology, MSc

1 Sept 200031 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2000

Psychology, BSc (Hons)

1 Sept 199731 Jul 2000

Award Date: 1 Sept 1997

External positions

The British Psychological Society

1 Jan 2019 → …


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