Matthew Jellis

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Sciences

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5096

Programme Director MSc Occupational Psychology (BPS Accredited), MSc Business Psychology

BA (Hons) Psychology

MSc Applied Psychology

Chartered Occupational Psychologist

Chartered Scientist

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Registered Psychologist (HPC)

Teaching & Research

Research Interests

PhD Supervision

Career development, or collecting competencies, developing an approach to career guidance that supports police officer’s progression through and within the ranks. Student Sandra Haase completed 2008
Cultural interactions and conflicts within current approaches to management training of Chinese managers and an evaluation of training effectiveness Student Sun Xioa completed 2007
Identifying the interactions and conflicts between Confucian Ideologies and HRM strategies within the emerging Chinese markets. Student Yin Fenghua
A Flexible approach to career development combining career anchors and competencies. Student Catherine Steele.
An Exploration of the Role of Time Personality in Leadership and Management. Andrew Doyle.
The influence of psychopathic traits on career development. Holly Andrews
The Loci of Age of Acquisition and Frequency Effects: Evidence from Contemporary Experimental Paradigms and Eye-Movements

Professional Interests

Occupational Psychology - specifically personnel selection assessment and training.

Police use of firearms

Professional Experience

Chartered Occupational Psychologist

Chartered Scientist

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Registered Psychologist (HPC)


Xiao, S., Jellis, M. (2004) The Impact of China's HR Strategy after its Accession to the WTO: A Critical Review of Overseas Management Training and Development Programmes. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS).

Xiao, S., Jellis, M. (2005) The evaluation of International Management Training and Development Programmes for Chinese Managers. The EIASM Journal.

External Responsibilities

External Examiner University of Hertfordshire - MSc Occupational Psychology (BPS Accredited), MSc Organisational Psychology 2008 - 2012

External Examiner London Metropolitan University - MSc Occupational Psychology (BPS Accredited) 2010 - present

Member of BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Training Committee 

Member of BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Committee 2008 - 2011

I have provided consultancy services for a large number of public and private sector organisations. These organisations have included: The Home Office, South West Electricity Board, West Mercia Constabulary, Northamptonshire Constabulary, Essex Police, Gwent Police, North Wales Police, The Ministry of Defence, The Ministry of Defence Police, West Midlands Police, Warwickshire Constabulary, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), The Metropolitan Police Service, ATA Search and Selection, Citibank, Fuji Bank, HR Solutions Ltd, RJS Global Services, Ginsters, These projects have included behavioural and personality assessment, the design and management of promotion, development and selection assessment interventions and the design of more specialist selection/ development/ counselling interventions for specialist roles, such as Firearms Officers, Police ranks from Constable to Assistant Chief Constable and graduate recruitment to CEOs selection.