The Positive team brings together experience from a wealth of backgrounds including psychology, neuroscience, medicine, tech, statistics, education, creative writing and design. You can meet our staff and advisory boards below.
The Positive Team
MB BS DCH DRCOG MSc (Psychol) MRCGP
Brian trained in medicine and gained a Masters in Health Psychology from Surrey University before going on to train in cognitive and behavioural psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He worked as a specialist in the Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Brian is now Co-Founder and Director of the Positive Group.Read more
Will is one of Positive’s Co-Founders and specialises in organisational behaviour change. He has spent the last 10 years working with large corporates, universities and schools to achieve key learning outcomes and behavioural change to supports psychological wellbeing at individual, team and organisational levels. Will is passionate about using multidisciplinary approaches to improving psychological health in organisations, with significant experience across the banking, accountancy and pharmaceutical sectors.
Hattie is fascinated by human behaviour and how we thrive. She has a 1st class degree in Human Sciences from Oxford, and an MSc in Public Health. She spent 4 years as a Manager in McKinsey’s healthcare practice, and was COO of psychology start-up Potentialife, founded by Harvard’s Tal Ben-Shahar.
PhD, BA (Hons)
Sinéad is a chartered psychologist and Head of Product at Positive, working in the development and delivery of programmes across the corporate and education sectors. Sinéad heads up Positive’s delivery team and is passionate about increasing individual and group understanding of the science of human behaviour, and embedding this knowledge into organisational practice to improve psychological wellbeing, relationships and performance.Read more
Toby is a Programme Director for The Positive Group with a fascination for how to embed healthy human behaviours within schools, universities and businesses. He is particularly driven by how individuals and teams can effectively recover, connect, adapt and learn.Read more
BSc (Hons) MBBS MA MRCPsych
Catherine comes from a clinical and academic background, having worked as both a forensic psychiatrist and a university lecturer with a special interest in promoting wellbeing and professionalism. At Positive, she combines her experience and scientific knowledge base to deliver engaging and thought-provoking workshops to clients across all industries.Read more
BA (Hons), DipPsych, DClinPsy
Alice is a Clinical Psychologist. She worked in NHS psychological services for ten years before setting up in private practice, where she offers therapy and coaching. Alice brings extensive experience in the translation and application of psychological approaches in business and in high-performance sports, to promote wellbeing, resilience and sustainable performance.Read more
SMA, REPS, MAR
Clare gained a Masters in Occupational & Organisational Psychology and has considerable experience as a consultant and coach. Clare runs a London clinic in a number of physical therapies, working with a diverse range of clients. Clare also delivers seminars on physical and psychological health and wellness to corporate clients.Read more
Eloise spent the first 10 years of her working career in Corporate Banking and Management Consultancy roles. She returned to the field of Psychology further to being awarded a scholarship by the Medical Research Council to study Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry at King’s College London. Eloise’s PhD was focused upon Psychological Resilience and she has a number of publications which consider protective factors for psychological wellbeing.Read more
Juliet joined the Positive team from a career in finance, bringing with her a long-standing fascination with psychology and a passion for science. At Positive, Juliet facilitates the smooth-running of deliveries by looking after client communication and administrative requirements.
Valentina studied at the University of Genoa, Italy, obtaining a BA and MA in Foreign Modern Languages and Literatures as well as an Executive Master in European Project Design and Management. Her interest in educational technologies came from tutoring other adults, children and teenagers, where she encountered many undiagnosed learning difficulties. After moving to the UK, Valentina submitted a proposal to the University of Oxford and subsequently completed an MSc in Education. She then started working as a Project Coordinator at Healthcare Learning, an e-learning provider specialising in the medical sector, and she is now Technical Project Manager for the Positive Group.
Shona is an English Language and Linguistics graduate with a profound appreciation for both creativity and science. She is passionate about the importance of mental health awareness and is currently Marketing and Communications Lead at Positive.
Harriet is the data and analytics lead at Positive Group. She specialises in using a range of techniques to obtain qualitative and quantitative data in order to provide focused insights to organisations. Harriet is skilled at creating a narrative which can build engagement and momentum around behaviour and culture change. Harriet is a qualified lawyer and has a Masters in Psychology.
Caro works on Positive’s Education Team. She trained as a teacher with Teach First, then taught at both primary and secondary schools for 12 years, recently working as an adolescent coach. She believes strongly in the need for children and young people to build positive psychological habits for their future.
Colm is responsible for the Positive brand and oversees the company’s creative output, including app and tool development, online support platforms, workbooks, animation and illustration. He has over 15 years’ experience, working with major international brands such as Nike, Tate, Unilever and NetJets.
Sophia is a Clinical Psychologist, trained in a number of evidence-based psychological approaches, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) forming a large part of her work. Sophia has worked in a variety of clinical settings with a range of client groups across the lifespan.Read more
Eleanor comes from a finance background having worked in various sectors for nine years. She has joined Positive as a Bookkeeper and is responsible for overseeing the payables and receivables. Eleanor is also currently studying towards a BA in Criminology with Sociology.
MSc, MBA, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)
Trish is a trained Cognitive Neuroscientist with 15 years of finance and business leadership experience. She blends scientific expertise and first-hand knowledge of high-performance corporate culture to educate and empower businesses with the strategies they need to maintain positive psychological health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Henry first discovered the Positive Group when he was a participant on one of their courses at university, studying Ancient and Modern Languages. Having joined Positive several years later as a Programme Manager, he works to bring the same set of psychological skills to more students and professionals worldwide. In his spare time, he is a keen mindfulness practitioner and has supported crisis services as a listening volunteer.