Having over 23 years’ experience in large public sector organisations Ross decided to leave central government in 2014 to develop his career and study for a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology at City University. He held senior HR positions in the Home Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) where he coached Senior Managers, delivered award winning assessment centres and led the development of workforce planning.
He completed his Masters in 2015 and conducted research into the experience and management of organisational politics in the Senior Civil Service for his dissertation which he presented at the British Psychological Society in January 2015. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and is committed to using evidence based behavioural science to make work more meaningful and rewarding for individuals and organisations. His portfolio career currently includes a leadership resourcing and development role at an agency of HM Treasury and research at City University. In his role as Senior Research Associate in the Psychology Department he is designing training to build psychological well-being and personal resilience for the NHS and teachers. He is also leading a global project exploring well-being and work recovery in teachers.
He lives in Brighton with his husband, the Spanish photographer, Manel Ortega and their whippet Basil. He discovered a passion for cartooning on leaving the Civil Service and has already had a solo exhibition of his work.
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