PhD Student Alison Gisby

PhD student alison-gisby

PhD Student

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Alison is a full-time PhD student in the School of Allied Health and Community at the University of Worcester. Her main research interest is the intersection between occupational and health psychology and, in particular, the impact of transformative experiences (such as a mid-life career change) on our sense of self. Given that research to date suggests organisations are yet to recognise the value of utilising informal processes within the workplace, Alison’s PhD will explore the value of social support in relation to perceptions of career success.

Her supervisors are Dr Kazia Anderson, Dr Catharine Ross and Professor Jan Francis-Smythe.

Alison is a member of the Careers and Leadership Development Research Group and the Post Graduate Research Conference Committee 2017-18.

Prior to starting her PhD, Alison worked in Human Resource Development and Teaching.


NPQSL, 2015, National College for Teaching and Leadership
MSc Occupational Psychology (Merit), 2008, University of Leicester
MEd, 2006, The Open University
PGCE, 2005, Newman University
BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2003, The Open University
BPS Occupational Testing Ability and Personality (Level A and B)