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Chantal is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and experienced eclectic professional. Chantal's attraction to workplace psychology is driven by her interest with the interface between learning, teaching and business and how they can impact on the servicing of people and interactions. As senior lecturer, she now teaches on the BSc (Hons) and MSc Business/Psychology programmes at the University of Westminster.

Awards

Her successful track record in HE warranted the Teaching Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Elizabeth de Lowerntal Memorial Prize. Chantal is also a fellow of the Higher Education Authority (fHEA) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

Activities and Teaching

Charismatic in her persona with outstanding consultancy skills, Chantal specialises in a wide range of academic and business activities covering a variety of specialised subject areas including leadership development, team building, staff engagement, bullying in the workplace, customer services, workplace office re-design,  Her expertise further lies in the development and delivery of (executive) training and tailor made workshops Other teaching and interest areas include sexuality, FGM and pornography.  She is also proficient in Dutch, French and German. 

Chantal's academic expertise has led to her recent book publication: The Psychology of Work: Insights into Successful Working Practices, Kogan Page, in which she reminds us in the importance of bringing back the humane to organizational life. Other exposure to media has led to a recent commissioning by The Conversation to write an article about bullying in the workplace: http://theconversation.com/are-you-a-bully-heres-how-to-tell-105874  She is also on the BBC expert database and Associated Press commentary registrar.

Chantal is available for commentary for TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, TV documentaries, news' broadcasts, talk shows and reality shows on the subject matters of workplace psychology, the psychology of women, sex workers and playground bullying.

Research

Results of her psychological based research on workplace romances in which she suggests that organizations create unwittingly the 'perfect playground' for relationships to flourish, have been widely reported in The Independent, Guardian, Evening Standard, Times, as well international coverage in The USA Today, Herald.

She also provided sound bites for BBC Radio 4 News, BBC World Service, ABC Radio Australia and appeared live on Radio 4 Women's Hour and ITV's show 'London Talking'. A preliminary write up of her research findings was published in the Journal of Employee Assistance - Managing romance in the workplace

Chantal also featured in the Guardian's Finance Banking Blog, where she provided a theoretical analysis of bankers and their attitudes towards work.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.