Brian trained in medicine, gained a Masters in Health Psychology from Surrey University, and went on to train in cognitive and behavioural psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He worked as a specialist in the Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he was involved in clinical practice, research and education. Initially the main focus of his work was on the causes and con sequences of stress. He wrote his Masters’ thesis on ‘burnout’. Over the past ten years Brian has worked collaboratively with a team of highly experienced doctors, psychologists and executive coaches at the Positive Group, drawing on the latest advances in neuroscience, psychology and the medical sciences, to create a range of programmes specifically designed to improve psychological health, engagement and per formance in the workplace.
Brian is the co founder and director of the Positive Group www.positivegroup.org a company dedicated to delivering evidence based techniques to improve the psychological wellbeing, resilience and performance of individuals and teams. Clients include Google, Grant Thornton, Goldman Sachs, Shell, KPMG, IBM, Clifford Chance, Ernst and Young, Foreign Office, NHS Trusts, and the BBC.
Brian is a visiting lecturer on the MSc Programme for Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour at the Department of Organisational Psychology, School of Business, Birkbeck College and the MSc Oncology Course, Institute of Cancer Research, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is Medical Advisor on psychological health and wellbeing to NHS Sussex.