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Dr Vicki Elsey

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Psychology

Vicki is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)  and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Prior to joining Northumbria University, Vicki worked for an esteemed national consultancy as an Occupational Psychologist delivering projects for the public and private sectors. Vicki's consultancy expertise is in the areas of employee selection (including bespoke design and deliver of the full range of assessment activities), coaching (including maternity and leadership coaching) and career development (such as delivery of development progrmmes and evidence based training design and evaluation). In her role at Northumbria University, Vicki is responsible for leading the Learning and Development module as part of the successful MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology Programme, and past programme leader. Vicki also leads the Organisational Psychology module as part of the undergraduate Business Psychology pathway. Vicki completed her professional doctorate in 2016 investigating The Career of an Occupational Psychology Graduate: Employment, Employability and Identity. Her research centres around careers and employability, with a particular interest in women's careers. Vicki is the past co Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology Training Committee and past Academic Board Member for the BPS Qualification in Occupational Psychology. Vicki is currently the careers lead for the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology.

Vicki Elsey

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Becoming a professional, Elsey, V., Thompson, N., Sillence, E., Longstaff, L., Moss, M. Jul 2020, In: European Work and Organizational Psychology In Practice
  • 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..., Elsey, V. Sep 2018
  • Exploring the Motherhood Penalty, Philips-Baker, S., Elsey, V. Sep 2018
  • The Employability of Occupational Psychology Graduates, Elsey, V. Sep 2018
  • The career of an occupational psychology graduate: employment, employability and identity, Elsey, V. Jan 2016


  • Psychology PhD April 28 2016
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Psychology MSc September 01 2000
  • Psychology BA 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

PGR Supervision

Susie Phillips-Baker Start: 01/10/2018


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