About Me

Initially I worked as a Human Factors Engineer, involved in the analysis and design of equipment and training for new military systems.  This gave me a thorough understanding of people’s physical and mental capabilities and how they could best be supported in performing as required through the provision of appropriate task equipment, information, and training. 

More recently I have worked on understanding and changing ‘softer’ organisational and cultural aspects of work to improve performance, in addition to ensuring that tasks are physically and mentally achievable by the people being asked to perform them.

Academic Qualifications

MSc Environmental Psychology (Distinction)   University of Surrey (2002 -2003)

Diploma Design and Innovation (Distinction)   Open University (1997 - 2000)

MBA Master of Business Administration   Strathclyde University (1988-1990)

BSc (Hons) Human Psychology (2.1)   Aston University (1982-1986)

Ongoing Professional Development

Facilitate local co-coaching CPD group (Association for Coaching / International Coaching Federation) 

Member of SFCT (Solution Focused Consulting and Training)

Other key training courses

Application of Accelerated Learning techniques (2008)

Solution Focused coaching, facilitation and training (transformational change techniques) (2005-2008)

Royal Navy Instructor Training – course design and delivery (1987)

Career History

Cudmore Consulting - Psychologist (self-employed 2008 - now)

BSRIA, Performance Improvement Group – Principal Human Factors Consultant (2005-2008)

Clients included: Carillion, Taylor Woodrow Construction, N G Bailey, Bovis, Wilson James, DTI (KTN network), I3CON (EU framework project), Hilti

Greenstreet Berman, Risk Consultancy - Senior Consultant (2003-2005)

Clients included: Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Home Office

Earlier experience that informs how I work 

A variety of human factors / psychology and management / administration roles in public and private sector organisations in Britain. (Thales CVF, Thorn EMI Electronics, Ministry of Defence (Royal Navy and Army Research Establishments), Lilley PLC, Scottish Development Agency)

I also lived in Venezuela and Kuwait for eight years.