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Dr Claire Harris

Senior Consultant

I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an enthusiastic coach and facilitator, with a great personal interest in leadership, assessment and wellbeing at work.

After a first degree in psychology and a PhD at the University of Nottingham, I lectured and researched for several business schools, before joining UMIST in 2001 to work on a 5 year leadership programme for aspiring directors in the NHS. Today, I still retain links with academia as a visiting Research Fellow for Manchester Business School.

I started out as a consultant in 2007 and haven’t looked back. I’ve been privileged to work with clinicians, managers, educators and business leaders across both public and private sectors. I thoroughly enjoy designing and delivering programmes and workshops, often incorporating action learning, coaching and psychometric assessment.

What makes the AOD approach special for me is its combination of rigorous research with the practical guidance I need to support teams to grow and develop. I jointly lead AOD’s work in the North West.

Outside work, I love to pop over to the Peak District and camp out with my extended family, I also enjoy throwing myself down mountains on my snowboard.

At a glance:
PhD Psychology; Visiting Research Fellow, Manchester Business School; Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society; Member of the Health Professions Council; Accredited Coach (Association for Coaching); Qualified Coach Supervisor; level A and B in Psychometric Testing (MBTI, Hogan, Firo-B, Me2, OPQ, TalentQ); Certificate in Coaching.

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