IWP are delighted to congratulate Merryn McGregor, Business Consultant,ConsultIWP, on her recent qualification. Merryn has worked extremely hard over the last few years to achieve this recognition and status.
Merryn completed her MSc in Occupational Psychology at IWP in 2008. After graduating, Merryn joined ConsultIWP, the commercial division of the IWP as a Business Consultant. Over the past three and half years Merryn has been involved in the implementation and project management of numerous consultancy projects, and played an active role in business development activities. She has worked with large public and private sector organisations on a range of consultancy projects (e.g. E.ON, Royal Mail, South Yorkshire Police, Royal College of Nursing, NHS, National Policing Improvement Agency,SEAMS, DavyMarkham, Westinghouse, Creative Sheffield, DWP). She has redesigned Learning and Development (L&D) evaluation cycles; evaluated stress interventions; carried out systematic literature reviews on leadership styles and risk management processes; conducted job re-design interventions to implement self managing teams; delivered corporate coaching; and researched relationships between leadership and proactive behaviour at work. Merryn is also involved in the design and delivery of a number of workshops: negotiating and influencing skills; creativity and innovation; and designing Learning and Development Evaluation.
Within her role as Business Consultant Merryn has given expert comment onBBC Radio Scotland, been first author of a journal that looks at Learning & Development Evaluation and one of her projects was shortlisted for the British Psychology, Division of Occupational Psychology Practitioner of the Year Award.
Prior to graduating in 2008 and joining ConsultIWP, Merryn ran the central Learning and Development function for a department of over 6000 employees within a large public sector organisation. As part of this role Merryn created a new induction programme for all new starters to the department, co-ordinated an internal Investors in People review of approximately 13,000 staff and co-ordinated a pilot project to centralise the learning and development administration function.
Merryn shared her delight with us:
“I’m over the moon that I have successfully gained the qualification in Occupational Psychology. It’s recognition of the last few years of hard work and the quality of work that myself and my IWP colleagues deliver to business. I’m proud to join a discipline that focuses on developing individuals and organisations through ethical, evidence-based practice.”
What is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist?
The expertise of a Chartered Occupational Psychologist lies in identifying and realising the full potential of people. Chartered Occupational Psychologists are concerned with the performance of people at work and in training, with developing an understanding of how organisations function and how individuals and groups behave at work.
The modern route to qualify as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist involves having a first degree in Psychology, then a Masters degree, followed by intensive assessed practical training under the supervision of an existing Chartered Occupational Psychologist. Chartered Occupational Psychologists are also required to maintain active Continuing Professional Development activities.