About

-ylcyo3I am an Associate Dean at Ambition Institute, Lecturer in Education at the University of Gloucestershire and consultant with Neil Gilbride Consultancy.

I have a unique, multi-sector experience as both a practitioner and researcher. I have over 14 years professional experience across the public, voluntary and private sectors as a teacher, researcher, middle leader, school social worker, carer, counsellor and governor.   My academic background is equally diverse – stretching from Biomedical Science, Special Educational Needs through to the Leadership Development and Organisational Behaviour.

Primarily, I am a Psychologist. In my work, I apply the principles of psychology to leadership, people development, inclusion and organisational behaviour.  I have a particular specialism in educational institutions. My cutting-edge research is looking at the role adult development plays in how leaders think, feel and behave. Please go to the ‘ego development‘ page to find out more.

In working with individuals and organisations,  my multi-disciplinary background delivers new insights and fresh ways of thinking. I have been delighted to work with and advise a wide range of high profile organisations to support their leadership and organisational development.  These have included:

  • The Chartered College of Teaching
  • The Teacher Development Trust
  • The Department for Education 
  • Ambition Institute
  • The Institute of Directors
  • Several Russell Group HEI’s
  • Large, multi-national organisations.

I was also the Head of Specialist Therapies for Oak National Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am available for consultancy through Neil Gilbride Consulting. Please do click here to see what I might have to offer you and your organisation.