Kirstin has worked as an occupational psychologist for more than 20 years. Since establishing Irving & Irving Associates in 1994 she has held a reputation for providing high value, workable solutions and engaging with clients as a true partner. She is committed to creating workplaces that enable people and their communities to contribute and thrive.
Kirstin began her career as a research psychologist with the University of Nottingham, where she worked with NHS staff to understand perception of risk as related to occupational hazards and safe working practices. She then worked as a Change Manager for the BBC World Service. Tasked with implementing a new policy and associated procedures, she worked with London-based journalists broadcasting to regions throughout the world in more than 30 languages.
For the next several years she consulted extensively in the automotive industry. Her assessment work supported excellence in selection and development for a wide range of functional roles throughout Europe.
Since then Kirstin has consulted to organisations across Europe and North America, in a wide range of public and private sectors. Her clients include: Aston Martin, BSkyB, Capital Group Companies, Carillion, Centrica, DeBeers, easyjet, European Patent Office, Ford Motor Company, Hampshire County Council, Hilti, Jaguar Land Rover, Kent County Council, Seadrill, Unilever, Worcestershire County Council.
Kirstin spends much of her time helping people to build their change capability, preparing them to respond to the challenge of complex change at speed. Her assignments in the assessment and development arenas have included:
Education, Training and Affiliations
Kirstin graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1991 with a first class honours degree in Psychology. She completed her MSc in Occupational Psychology at the University of Nottingham the following year and has been Chartered since 1997. Further qualifications she draws on include:
She is a Registered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and holds membership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. She receives supervision on her practice and supervises psychologists in training. Committed to creating better futures, and aligning leadership with purpose, she is also a Director of Be The Change Initiative and an Associate of Leaders’ Quest.
To learn more contact Katie Johns (Director):
+44 (0)1604 458 743