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I am a Chartered Business Psychologist, an Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Registered Organisational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council. I specialise in senior management coaching, selection, development, personality differences and psychometric testing. I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Westminster Business School, and Course Tutor for Business Psychology at UCL. My teaching profile includes The Open University, Birkbeck College and Goldsmith's College.

I am a full member of the division of Occupational Psychologists, a Member of the BPS Special Group of Coaching Psychologists, a Member of the Division of Social Psychology, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. I am a BPS accredited Level A and Level B psychometric test administrator. I have a PGCHE (Birkbeck) Cert. Equal Ops and am a trained ACAS mediator (Certificate in Internal Mediation 2006). I was elected to the BPS Committee of the Special Group of Coaching Psychologists in December 2007, am a Founder Member of the Society for Coaching Psychology and a Member of the Society for Coaching Psychology.

As Managing Director of WorkLife Management Ltd. (1998) a business psychology consultancy, my work with clients include airlines, fire brigades, (London and Wales) NHS, the MOD, The Press Association, internet start ups, train companies, NATO Leadership Programme and private individuals. I developed and managed the British Airways crisis counselling unit, Crewcare, for several years including recruiting, training and supervising a team of person-centred counselors who supported16,000 cabin crew.

Justice, fairness and respect are important facets of my work and my commitment to civil liberties supports Amnesty, NO2ID, State Watch and the European Civil Liberties Network.


For psychology teaching to be of any use, it must have a practical application, and I bring my extensive work experience to my teaching process to demonstrate the link between theory and practical application of psychology at work.

My teaching includes: Psychometrics: Assessment for Individual Differences; The Social Psychology of Organizations; Counselling at Work and Work Psychology.

Support for students' learning is through project supervision, personal tutoring, academic tutoring and one-to-one mentoring. I promote the practical application of occupational psychology through national and international conferences, psychology seminars and publications.

As a Distinguished Speaker at Goldsmiths, University of London, I presented a talk (2012) on using psychometric tests for development at the Defence Academy, UK.

I have spoken on my research, including the Dark Side of Leadership at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, for the NATO leadership programme.

I was invited to speak about my current research at The Hurlingham Club, London on Personality and Coaching for the Hogan Summit (London 2014).

I am a published author with many academic journals, and chapters. My recent book Ashleigh, J. & Mansi, A. (2012) The Psychology of People in Organizations, Pearson, was shortlisted for the Chartered Management Book of the Year 2013.


I am in my final year of a PhD at University of London, investigating individual differences in personality and emotions at work. My research interests include: personality, individual differences, emotions at work, dysfunctional management, the dark side of personality and creativity. Some selected publications are below:

Recent publications and conference presentations

Furnham, A. & Mansi, A. (2014) Personality and Intelligence. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, Elsevier. (Currently in peer review)

Furnham, A. & Mansi, A. (2014) The Self-Assessment of the Cattell-Horn-Carrol broad stratum abilities. Learning and Individual Differences. Vol 32. May 2014. Pp 233 - 237 Elsevier, UK.

November 2013. Presentation. The Hogan Summit: Using the HPI and the HDS for Coaching 'Difficult' Personalities- a case study of a coaching client. The Hurlingham Club, London.

September 2013. Presentation. PhD Research Conference 2013. Personality at Work: An investigation into Higher Order Factors of Identity and Reputation: A Socio-Analytic perspective. Birkbeck, University of London.

January 2013. Presentation. Leadership Development Programme: The Dark Side of Leadership: Its Implications for Leadership Derailment. The Defence Academy UK, Shrivenham, Wiltshire.

2012. Ashleigh, M.J. & Mansi, A. (2012) The Psychology of People in Organisations. Pearson, UK. ISBN-10:0273755765 (May 2012). Book of the Year 2013 Shortlist CMI.

Journal: Furnham, A., McClelland, A., & Mansi, A. (2012). Selecting your boss: Sex, age, IQ and EQ factors. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, October 2012, Vol 53 Issue 5. Pages 552-556

Presentation of Research: April 2012: The Dark Side of Leadership: What happens when Leaders 'derail'. The Defence Academy UK, Shrivenham, Wiltshire. Leadership Development Programme.

Conference: July 2011. International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. Conference. UCL. PhD related.

Presentation on Professional Consultancy Practice: November 2011: Distinguished Speaker Programme, Goldsmiths, University of London. MSc Occupational Psychology -"Using Psychometrics with the military for Leadership Development at the Defence Academy UK".

Paper: Furnham, A., Miller, T., Batey, M., Johnson, S. & Mansi, A."Demographic and individual correlates of self-rated competency." 2011. eScholarID: 126676

Mansi, A. (2007) "Coaching the Narcissist - How difficult can it be?" Exploring the coaching process from the coach's perspective. The Coaching Psychologist, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2009 © The British Psychological Society - ISSN: 1748-1104.

Mansi, A. (2007) Executive Coaching and Psychometrics: A case study evaluating the use of the HPI and the HDS in senior management coaching. The Coaching Psychologist, Vol. 3, No.2, September 2007. The British Psychological Society - ISSN: 1748-1104.