Fiona Patterson is a leading expert in the field of assessment, selection and innovation in organisations. She is the founding Director for Work Psychology Group, a research-led organisational psychology consulting practice located in the UK and Australia, providing advice to public and private sector organisations internationally. She is also currently a Visiting Researcher affiliated to the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.
Fiona continues as a Visiting Professor to Cass Business School, University of London, where she is the Social Sciences lead for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice. Previous to this Fiona held academic posts at the University of Nottingham, the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield and the University of Cambridge. Prior to her posts in academe, Fiona was Head of Organisational Psychology at The Boots Corporation Plc and an internal consultant psychologist at Ford Motor Company Limited (Global) in the corporate sector.
Fiona publishes regularly in the highest-ranking journals in Psychology (e.g. Journal of Applied Psychology) and in Medicine (e.g. British Medical Journal, Medical Education). She is co-author of the leading international textbook Work Psychology and has published over 120 peer reviewed journal articles.
In recognition of her work in the healthcare sector, she was appointed as honorary visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham Medical School in 2010. In 2012, for her work in selection and assessment, Fiona was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practice, which is the highest award the College can bestow. In 2013, she won the international Association for the Study of Medical Education’s (ASME) Silver Quill award for the highest impact research publication in Medical Education. Also in 2013, she was the first woman to win the annual British Psychological Society’s Academic Contribution to Practice award.
Alongside her collaborators she founded and co-chairs the International Research Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare (INReSH) since 2014. Building on this work, Fiona was the lead Editor for a special issue of Advances in Health Science Education focusing on selection into healthcare published in 2016.
In 2017, she won an International Women in Business award sponsored by HSBC. In 2018, she led the new international Ottawa consensus statement on selection and recruitment hosted by the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Fiona has recently published an edited book presenting state-of-the-art research and practical case studies in selection for the healthcare professions.
For information on the Interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity at City University, where Fiona is Social Sciences lead, click here
All of Fiona’s published research is available to read at ResearchGate – check it out here