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Professor Patricia Riddell

Head of Department of Psychology, University of Reading

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Professor Patricia Riddell is a chartered psychologist who teaches and researches neuroscience at the University of Reading. She teaches on the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change, where she brings her knowledge of Applied Neuroscience to the course.

Patricia was awarded her BSc from the University of Glasgow, and an MSc from Imperial College, before receiving a doctorate in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University. She researches areas including learning and memory, motivation and leadership.

Patricia co-authored “The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching”, published this year. This book uses case studies to demonstrate how a knowledge of neuroscience can increase both understanding of coaching and flexibility in the tools that coaches use.

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:...