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Expert Organisational Psychologist

Dr Lisa Matthewman is a Chartered and Registered Practitioner Occupational Psychologist (since 1999) and Academic member of the CIPD. Lisa is Principal Lecturer and was Subject Leader for Organisational Behaviour (2010-2014).:Lisa provides a focus and a source of expertise and has extensive experience of leading academic development projects in organizational behavior/psychology and HRM. Expertise in personal and professional development since 1999. Responsible for supporting junior colleagues to secure academic careers and supervising junior colleagues through to Chartered status. Mentor to junior colleagues.Previous industry experience in local government, Medical Research Council, NHS. Extensive professional body experience since 2005 - present, including Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology Training Committee for the BPS, ABP, CIPD, AHE. Lisa holds an ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. Lisa is an accredited Coach with ISCP and registered coach with the British Psychological society. Senior Fellow of Higher Education Advance. mentor for Aurora Leadership Development Programme.

Leading and Implementing on Employability Added Value Initiatives 

Lisa has impacted on the achievement of strong student employment outcomes. by leading innovative added value initiatives across Westminster Business School. Lisa has used her PhD in coaching and mentoring to foster interest in coaching and mentoring across the Westminster Business School since 2003. Lisa enhanced the employability offering of the MBA  under the banner of Added Value (2010-2014). Lisa has implemented the Great Finish initiative, mentoring for level 6 by alumni in 2013-2014. Lisa ran the Personal and Professional Development module for MBA students which included inspirational speakers on cutting edge topics (2010-2011). Since 2003, Lisa annually trains up to 50 mentees/mentors to get the most from their mentoring experience for the PG mentoring schemes. Lisa was also responsible for leading the Graduate Management and Graduate Employability module for the Business School 2012-2015. Since setting it up in 2014, Lisa has chaired a Special Interest Group in Coaching and Mentoring which holds regular events featuring invited speakers.

Research and Knowledge Exchange

Lisa has contributed to the delivery of enhanced impact in research and stimulated research by organising researcher CPD events as part of the Research Network Steering Group.  The Steering group works by actively collaborating with Research Institute Directors. She has developed proposals for research projects to develop and ensure a long term (3-5 year) research strategy.  Lisa has contributed chapters in various books, and edited a text book on Work Psychology. She is currently working on an Occupational Psychology text book collaboration and a collaborative book on compassion in Higher Education.  Lisa is currently championing new ways of working for academic colleagues as a way of building resilience and enhancing wellbeing.

As a Principal Lecturer, Lisa  has undertaken academic enterprise activity for the Dept of HRM and makes regular contributions to the direction of previous Department in relation to short courses and consultancy strategy..


Substantial Teaching Experience:

Lisa has edited a text book on work psychology and contributed to other textbook chapters on HRM/Coaching and Organisational Psychology.

Subject Leader: Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Psychology (2010-2014)

Previously Course Leader (PG Cert in Coaching & Mentoring), ug and pg module leader including mega modules. 

Lisa has contributed to MBA, MA in International Business Management (Research Methods), MA Human Resource Management (Employee Counselling). Responsible for counselling skills workshops, part of Managing Human Resources on the MA in HRM. Lisa ran the Personal and Professional Development module for MBA students which included inspirational speakers on cutting edge topics (2010-2011). 

Module leadership on Organisational Behaviour and Analysis for the MA HRM (Romanian collaboration)

Undergraduate programmes including BA Business Management and BA HRM.various modules.

Personal tutor since 2000.


Lisa's research focuses upon research on relationships at work. Lisa has extensive experience of engagement in pedagogic scholarship & research and applied psychology research with strong research trajectory. Evidence of funding bid applications. Leader of informal research group on resilience and well being.Part of HEART OP (Higher Education Academics in Research Teaching in Organisational Psychology/Behaviour).

Holistic psychology focusing upon resilience and well being as supported by relationships

Coaching and mentoring relationships

Reciprocal peer coaching relationships

Positive psychology and strengths based coaching

Oganisational change and development

Employee engagement/resistance

Sexual and romantic relationships at work


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