Fiona PattersonBSc, MSc, PhD, FRSA, FCMI, FRCGP
Professor Fiona Patterson is a leading expert in the field of assessment, high stakes selection, innovation and change in organisations. She has over 20 years experience of working at a strategic level with a variety of FTSE 100 companies and public sector organisations.
Prior to her posts in academe, she was Head of Organisational Psychology at The Boots Corporation Plc and internal consultant psychologist at Ford Motor Company Limited (Global). These posts led to an interest in research in assessment and she was sponsored by Ford to conduct a PhD in this area at the University of Nottingham. In 1998, Fiona took a lectureship at the University of Nottingham to pursue her research interests. Following this she was promoted to a post at the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield where she led a research team and was Director for post-graduate programmes.
She was appointed Professor of Organisational Psychology at City University London in 2003 where she established the Organisational Psychology Group, a teaching and research unit, and became Director of Research for the School of Social Sciences. In 2010, she was appointed Principal Researcher in the Psychology Department at the University of Cambridge. She was invited to remain a Visiting Professor at City, acting as the Social Sciences lead for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, comprising 7 Schools across the University.