Rachel is a registered and practising occupational psychologist, more widely known as a Business and Work Psychologist. She has nearly thirty years’ experience of advising organisations on the effective use of psychometric testing and other methods used to select candidates for a wide range of professions and specialist positions, including those jobs requiring high levels of resilience. Rachel is also an accredited Executive Coach who works with executives and professionals to develop their effectiveness at work and maximise their career progression.
Approximately 40% of Rachel’s time is spent advising organisations on the effective use of selection methods for recruitment purposes and reviewing existing ones, 30% is spent producing in-depth personality and aptitude profiles on behalf of clients for various purposes, 10% is spent working 1-1 with individuals and the remainder on bespoke assignments or on committees, including expert witness work.
Rachel is commissioned to ensure that the selection methods chosen by organisations to recruit or resource staff balance legal obligations with the organisation’s desire to recruit and promote the most capable and effective individual for each vacancy. Her expertise is called on when it is alleged that a resourcing decision has been made on the basis of falsified or inaccurate information, that an invalid selection tool has been used or a reliable selection tool has been used incorrectly or without sufficient training. She also advises on employment potential in cases of divorce and other situations where career prospects are under question (for example through bullying at work or injury).
Rachel’s qualifications and professional memberships are set out below:
• Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) 1995
• Chartered Scientist (CSci) 2008
• Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) 1999
• BA (Hons) Psychology 1989, MSc Occupational Psychology 1990
• Registered Psychologist with Health Care Professions Council 2008
• Associate Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychologists 2019
• Statement of Competence in Occupational Testing (Full Level B) 1995
• Licensed and experienced in sixteen personality questionnaires.
• Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate
As well as assessing practitioners in Level 1: Assistant Test User and Level 2: Test User, Ability and Personality Qualifications, she is on the BPS Panel which reviews Psychometric Tests.
Bond Solon trained. Rachel has obtained the Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate.
Rachel is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an Associate Fellow of the International Society of Coaching Psychologists and a founder member of the Association of Business Psychologists.