Business Psychology, Executive Selection & Work Performance Experts

About Us

Paul Doherty - Partner

Expert Witness Winner Paul Doherty

Paul is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

A significant amount of Paul’s work has been the design and implementation of assessment centres to identify people with talent (from graduates to those seeking director positions). He also has a great deal of experience in the use of psychometrics, particularly for senior appointments where risk assessment is important.  He has worked in a broad range of sectors, including financial services, IT, management consultancy, charities as well as Central Government (is a psychologist assessor for the Cabinet Office).

Since 1994 Paul has also provided expert testimony to the Courts in loss of earnings related litigation, in particular the impact of disability, including occupational stress, on a person’s employment prospects.   He also provides vocational rehabilitation to help people rebuild their working lives after injury or health setback.  

Paul started his career in 1986 as a recruitment consultant in the IT sector. He later took up a research position with the MoD, where he specialised in the assessment of work performance under stress.  He then moved to take up a position as head occupational psychologist with a social services department, where he specialised in assisting individuals re-build their careers following significant health setbacks.

Paul has a BSc(hons) in Psychology, an MSc in Industrial Psychology and is also a Chartered Scientist. He is licenced by the BPS to use psychometric test (full level B). Finally, his professional memberships include The Association for Coaching and the Academy of Experts. 

 

Christine Stobbs - Partner

Christine Stobbs

Christine started her career as a psychotherapist. She is qualified and registered with the British Psychological Society to conduct psychometric assessment. She has good insight into the needs of employers, having carried out a wide range of human resource consultancy assignments for a wide range organizations; for example, job analysis, developing competency frameworks, design and running of assessment centres for executive selection, training interviewers and assessors and providing careers advice and support to individuals making difficult career decisions.  She has achieved the Institute of Directors’ Diploma in Company Direction.

Christine has applied her skills in many areas, including occupational health; selection in the Third Sector, local and national government and commercial organisations; private practice; training and writing. Some years ago she developed her own coaching programme to use with clients and through this she has helped both individuals and couples achieve their goals and change their lives. Her work has for a number of years also encompassed vocational rehabilitation for individuals with acquired disability and her experience in assessing and interviewing job candidates gives her ideal experience for measuring the performance requirements expected by employers.

She is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a Practising Member of the Association for Coaching (AC), a Professional member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA), a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.

She has made many contributions to the British Veterinary Association ‘In Practice Journal’, with published articles, including: Communication Skills, Personality at Work, Emotional Intelligence and The Transition from Student to Professional.

Links to some of Christine’s articles

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/25/8/506.abstract

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/21/6/341.abstract

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/22/3/158.abstract

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/26/3/166.abstract

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/22/8/485.abstract

http://www.vetlife.org.uk/isolation/336.pdf

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/30/3/170.abstract

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/24/5/291.abstract

 

Angela Kateley – Associate

Angela Kateley

Angela did European Studies and History at the University of Wales College Newport. She left college to work in the Third Sector and joined Doherty Stobbs seven years ago. She is actively involved in the community, being editor of the Parish Magazine. Angela is involved in all aspects of Doherty Stobbs’ work including assisting with exercise development, assessment centre projects, research, administration and graphical presentation. She is currently working towards a degree in Social Sciences with the Open University.

 

Catharine Robinson – Associate

Catherine Robinson

Catharine has worked in a variety of fields including educational publishing, producing information and publicity materials for local government and undertaking research for a campaigning charity. For many years she worked in magazine journalism, concentrating on health, family and society. She studied at the University of London and has a BA in English. Catharine has worked as a researcher for Expert Witness reports since 1998.

 

David Trevitt – Associate

David Trevitt

David is an Occupational Psychologist (Health Professions Council Registered) and a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society),  specializing in the employment of people with health conditions and disabilities. His work includes the provision of personalised vocational assessment and rehabilitation guidance for individuals seeking a return to employment or training, and for those who are struggling with their workplace performance due to health or disability issues.

He is licensed by the British Psychological Society to use psychometric and personality tests. Dave is also a qualified user of a range of neuropsychological tests, which can help identify the impact of a brain injury, learning difficulty or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia) on occupational performance.

He is the regional manager of a team of Occupational Psychologists at a large public sector organisation, where he works closely with teams of Disability Employment Advisers, Access to Work Advisers and disability-related employment programme providers.

Dave has been producing expert witness court reports since 1994, focussing on loss of earnings and the impact of disability on employment prospects. He has been an Associate of Doherty Stobbs since its inception in 2003.

 

Mark Cheesman – Associate

Mark Cheesman

Mark is a Chartered Occupational and Health Psychologist with expertise in the assessment of the impact of disability and illness on work and activities of daily living. He is an experienced expert witness, having written in excess of 500 reports for court and tribunals. He is also skilled in occupational health assessment, vocational rehabilitation and business psychology.

 

Rachel Frost – AssociateMark Cheesman

As a registered Occupational Psychologist, Rachel has nearly thirty years of experience in advising organisations on candidate selection across a wide range of sectors.  She guides and instructs in the effective use of psychometric testing and other selection methods for recruitment purposes, and is also experienced in producing in-depth personality and aptitude profiles on behalf of clients. 

Rachel is commissioned to ensuring that the selection methods chosen by organisations to recruit or resource staff balances 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 with insufficient training. 

Rachel also advises on employment potential in cases of divorce and other situations where career prospects are under question.  She is able to provide Expert Witness evidence.

Rachel's clients have included HM Government and various overseas governments, as well as clients in the health, financial, manufacturing and retail sectors, at all levels of seniority.

Roger Lloyd-Thompson – Actor-CoachSarah Douglas

Roger is an actor/coach/facilitator with over 20 years experience in the personal development field. He is a passionate and skilled advocate of Forum Theatre; a technique that allows participants to experience live scenarios ‘bespoke’ to their needs. He also works ‘one to one’ as this encourages individuals to create their own light bulb moments in safely challenging environments. Both his writing and the one-man show that he performs have taught him valuable lessons about being mindful of audiences needs.

His training as an actor enables him to offer authentic and powerful observations on personal impact skills including feedback, status and body language.  He has been an executive coach for the last 10 years and is a member of the EMCC.

Roger prides himself on his ability to deliver powerful feedback with empathy.

Roger has held senior positions in both fashion PR and the retail world.

 

 

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