Prof Fiona Patterson
Professor 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. Fiona’s work in selection and assessment is internationally recognised and she publishes regularly in the highest ranking journals in the field.
In 2013, Fiona was awarded the annual British Psychological Society’s Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice award - the first time this award was made to a female academic.
In 2014, alongside Professor Jennifer Cleland, Fiona founded a new International Research Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare (INReSH) with contributors from around the globe. Building on this work, Fiona and Jennifer were guest editors for the May 2017 Special Issue of Advances in Health Science Education focusing on selection into the healthcare professions.
Fiona is co-supervising Claudia Cunningham’s doctorate, a mixed-methods programme of research looking at selection into dental education and training.