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Dr Vicki Elsey

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Psychology

Vicki is an experienced and respected Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Prior to joining Northumbria University, Vicki worked for an esteemed national consultancy as an Occupational Psychologist delivering projects for public and private sector clients. Vicki's consultancy expertise centres around employee selection (including bespoke design and delivery of the full range of assessment activities including graduate and senior exectuive), coaching (including maternity and leadership coaching) and career development (such as delivery of development programmes, leadership development and evidence-based training design and evaluation). In her role at Northumbria University, Vicki leads the Applied Work Psychology Research Group and is Director for Postgraduate Education, responsible for quality assurance for the distance learning and campus-based postgraduate psychology programmes. Vicki leads a popular Learning and Development module as part of the successful MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology Programme and supervises postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation research projects. In addition, Vicki is an experienced doctoral level supervisor of both academic PhDs, professional doctorates and a qualified supervisor and assessor of the British Psychological Society's Stage Two Qualification in Occupational and Organisational Psychology.  Vicki completed her Professional Doctorate in 2016 investigating The Career of an Occupational Psychology Graduate: Employment, Employability and Identity. Her research centres around career sustainability and employability, with a particular interest in supporting women's careers (including parenthood and women's health conditions), and the impact on career satisfaction, meaning and purpose. Vicki is the past co-Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology Training Committee, past Academic Board Member for the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology and past career lead for the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology.

Vicki Elsey

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Examining the role of employability as a mediator in the relationship between psychological capital and objective career success amongst occupational psychology professionals, Elsey, V., Van der Heijden, B., Smith, M., Moss, M. 14 Dec 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Positive expressive writing as a tool for alleviating burnout and enhancing wellbeing in teachers and other full-time workers, Round, E., Wetherell, M., Elsey, V., Smith, M. 31 Dec 2022, In: Cogent Psychology
  • International Differences in Employee Silence Motives: Scale Validation, Prevalence, and Relationships with Culture Characteristics across 33 Countries, Knoll, M., Götz, M., Adriasola, E., Al‐Atwi, A., Arenas, A., Atitsogbe, K., Barrett, S., Bhattacharjee, A., Blanco C., N., Bogilović, S., Bollmann, G., Bosak, J., Bulut, C., Carter, M., Cerne, M., Chui, S., Di Marco, D., Duden, G., Elsey, V., Fujimura, M., Gatti, P., Ghislieri, C., Giessner, S., Hino, K., Hofmans, J., Jønsson, T., Kazimna, P., Lowe, K., Malagon, J., Mohebbi, H., Montgomery, A., Monzani, L., Pieterse, A., Ngoma, M., Ozeren, E., O'Shea, D., Ottsen, C., Pickett, J., Rangkuti, A., Retowski, S., Sattari Ardabili, F., Shaukat, R., Silva, S., Šimunić, A., Steffens, N., Sultanova, F., Szücs, D., Tavares, S., Tipandjan, A., Dick, R., Vasiljevic, D., Wong, S., Zacher, H. 1 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Becoming a professional: The five pillars of identification in Occupational Psychology in the UK, Elsey, V., Thompson, N., Sillence, E., Longstaff, L., Moss, M. 18 Jun 2020, In: InPractice: The EAWOP Practitioners E-Journal
  • Technology to Mediate Role Conflict in Motherhood, Thomas, L., Sillence, E., Elsey, V., Simpson, E., Moody, L. 2 May 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • Dear Undergraduate Me...: Career Story, Elsey, V. Sep 2018
  • Exploring the Motherhood Penalty, Philips-Baker, S., Elsey, V. Sep 2018
  • The Employability of Occupational Psychology Graduates: Insights from my Professional Doctorate, Elsey, V. Sep 2018

  • Wika Malkowska Gender differences in career resources which influence career success Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Susie Phillips-Baker Exploring the impact of motherhood on women’s careers; a mixed methods approach Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 27/05/2022

  • Psychology PhD April 28 2016
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Psychology MSc September 01 2000
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) September 01 1997
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Practitioner Psychologist Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) 2014
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2006


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