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Professor Patricia Riddell

Professor of Applied Neuroscience, University of Reading

Patricia Riddell

Professor Patricia Riddell is a chartered psychologist who teaches and researches neuroscience at the University of Reading. She contributes aspects of applied neuroscience to many qualification and custom courses at Henley Business School.

Patricia is a part-time Professor of Applied Neuroscience in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading. She teaches both in Psychology and also at Henley Business School on the MBA, MA in Leadership and the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change programmes.

Patricia specialises in how neuroscience can be applied in the business world, to support and extend our understanding of human behaviour including coaching, leadership, behavioural change personal resilience, and creativity and innovation. She brings her unique combination of neuroscience and organisational knowledge to interventions that solve real problems through understanding what is happening in the brain. She beliefs in a style of interaction which brings complex content to life, making it as simple as it needs to be and no simpler. Her workshops are highly interactive since a priority is to help people see where they can apply neuroscience easily within their own lives rather than just understanding the content for the sake of learning.

In addition to her work at Henley Business School, Patricia works worldwide providing seminars and workshops for organisations and businesses. She has co-authored a book with colleagues from Henley (The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching), written several book chapters on the Neuroscience of Coaching and published academic articles in the areas of coaching and leadership. She has a BSc in Physiological Sciences at University of Glasgow, a Masters’ degree in Quantitative Methods Applied to Physiology from Imperial College and a doctorate in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford.

MSc CBC Stage 1: Neuroscience & Psychology for Behavioural Change (6 months)

In this module you will: Explore evidence-based tools and techniques including cognitive behavioural coaching, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment based coachingConsider relevant psychological theories and the latest research into...

EMP: Module 1 (5 days residential)

Module 1 is delivered on site at Greenlands. These immersive, practical sessions focus on leading self, leading others, and leading the change process. Topics include:...