Dr David Beech

Professional experience:

As a Chartered Psychologist David is registered by the UK Health 8 Care Professions Council as a Practitioner psychologist. Prior to entering adult education, David worked in the private sector for 8 years in a range of human resource management and organisation development roles and then worked internationally for 9 years as a consultant in business psychology and organisational effectiveness. He has worked internationally in undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education since 1998. This includes community leadership development and social enterprise projects in the UK for the National College for School Leadership, the NHS, and Nesta (originally National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts). David has completed leadership development projects for executive and board directors in multinational companies headquartered in Germany and the Netherlands and executive education projects in China, France, Thailand, and the USA. David researches all aspects of leadership behavior and organisational effectiveness from a social psychology (social representations) perspective, with a particular interest in an institutional perspective on leadership, organisational behavior, and forms of organising.