BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol Assessment & Development specialist
Alison is a Business Psychologist specialising in Assessment and Development. She has a strong understanding of what constitutes best practice in relation to the assessment and development of people at work and uses this knowledge to underpin all her solutions. Alison has considerable experience of designing and delivering assessment processes for selection and development purposes and a strong interest in flexible working practices.
Alison obtained her first degree in Human Psychology at Aston University, followed by a Master’s degree at The University of Sheffield, where her dissertation examined the impact of goal setting on job-seeker motivation. She started her career at Wiltshire County Council where she played a key role in determining how psychometric tests and other structured assessment processes could be used in career development. In 1995, Alison joined Pearn Kandola where was instrumental in setting up Pearn Kandola’s Research Division as well as working with private and public sector clients to develop solutions to meet their assessment, development and diversity needs. Family commitments led her to take a career break during which time she worked as a freelance Business Psychologist for clients including Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch Investment Markets, DFES and the MOD. She rejoined Pearn Kandola in 2007 and is now working with clients including PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.