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Dr Clare Mulligan-Foster

  • Overview



    Clare is a chartered psychologist. She specialises in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and also neuropsychology of workplace behaviours such as decision making, bias, influence and leadership. She is a qualified coach and provides coaching in leadership and career development. Her doctoral research focused on the career transitions from a occupational role to a contemporary career for workers aged over 50. 
    Together, Clare and Hayley Lewis manage the first part of the innovative Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology. Part one is the MRes in Professional Practice in Occupational Psychology which is designed to engage practitioners in evidence-based practice and supervised practice-led research across the field. Both parts of the professional doctorate are dual accredited by both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and represent the first alternative routes to chartership and registration within the occupational psychology profession. 
    Clare and Hayley also each run their own consultancies. Clare practices a portfolio career with roles in academia, coaching and a consultancy practice  for organisations in her specialisms of EDI and leadership development.  

    Office hours

    Clare works part-time in a job-share arrangement with Dr Hayley Lewis. Please use the address for all BBK related matters and either Hayley or Clare will respond. 

    Clare works Monday and Friday mornings

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    Professional memberships

    • Full Chartered member (Occupational) of the British Psychological Society 

    • Chartered Business Psychologist with the Association of Business Psychology 

    • Associate Member of CIPD 

  • Research


    Research interests

    • Mid and Later life careers
    • Neuropsychology for workplace behaviours and leadership
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Portfolio careers
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Hayley and Clare are professional practice supervisors for Part 1 of the Professional Doctorate. Part 1 is the MRes Professional Practice in Occupational Psychology. As professional practice supervisors, we support trainee psychologists in developing their evidence-based practice, working towards registered status with the HCPC and chartered status with the BPS.


    Hayley and I teach across the MRes in Professional Practice in Occupational Psychology. We also deliver lectures on evidence-based practice, and ad-hoc lectures related to our research interests on the MSc Organisational Psychology.

  • Business and community

    Business and community


    I am happy to receive enquiries from the media on the following topics:

    • Wellbeing at Work
    • Leadership and management
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Mid and Later Life Careers
    • Decision making
    • Coaching


      Clare regular contributes to media articles and has been on both TV and radio sharing insights on areas of organisational psychology and career challenges