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Teaching / administrative responsibilities

Acting Programme Director MSc in Medical Leadership.

Convenor Work and Well Being Module (with Kevin Teoh)

MSc and PhD supervisor


As a Chartered Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council, Almuth is a past chair for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology. Key achievements during her time as chair in 2013 include the revision of the National MSc and doctoral level Standards for Occupational Psychology.

Over the last few years, I have been acting as an external advisor or examiner to a number of postgraduate programmes, and have examined a number of PhD theses and professional doctorates; and act as a professional advisor to a large UK police force on a pro bono basis.

Supervision of PhD students

Doctoral supervision (which given the choice I’d rather call ‘advice’!) is integral to my research, as I learn as much from my students as I hope they learn from me. I have seen the following students through to completion:

  • Dr Neil Cameron Scott (City University) – Adverse impact in selection testing
  • Dr Lina Daouk-Oyry (City University) – Cross Cultural Adaptation of a ‘big five’ measure
  • Dr Mazlina Muhammad (University of Surrey) – Investigation of a leadership competence framework
  • Dr Céline Rojon (University of Surrey), co-supervised with Professor Mark Saunders, Surrey Business School, funded by a cross-Faculty bursary – Individual Workplace Performance
  • George Michael Burnett - a situational perspective on assessment centres
  • Yi-Ling Lai (University of Surrey) - competencies and the coaching relationship
  • Svenja Schlachter (University of Surrey, with Professor Mark Cropley and Professor Ilke Ingeoglu, funded by a DTC bursary).

Current PhD students are Kirsty Lauder, Jenny Kananov, Jeremiah Koh, Shafag Garayeva and Nancy Doyle (based at City University).

I would be particularly interested to hear from applicants who wish to study for a PhD broadly in the areas of work-life balance, evaluating coaching or assessment of workplace performance particularly for part-time or flexible workers.

Dr Almuth McDowall

Dr Almuth McDowall

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