The PCL Team
Geoff Trickey BSc MSc CPsychol AFBPsS FRSA
Gillian Hyde BSc MPhil(Cantab) MSc CPsychol AFBPsS
As Chief Psychologist at Psychological Consultancy Ltd, her client work ranges from one-to-one executive coaching to creating and validating bespoke assessment systems. She has worked with a diverse range of organisations including UBS, HBoS, Standard Chartered, VirginMedia, HMRC, The British Council and BMW.
Gillian has a BSc in Psychology from UCL, an MPhil in Criminology from Cambridge and an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London. She has served on the Steering Committee for Test Standards for the British Psychological Society and is a founder member of the Association of Business Psychologists.
Bianka Varga MSc
Senior Consultant Psychologist
Bianka holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from City University of London and she is a BPS qualified Psychometric Test User in Occupational Ability and Personality Testing (formerly known as Level A and B). Her professional interests include designing and delivering up-to-date, evidence-based assessment tools and development programmes for organisations. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, reading or visiting her family and friends in Hungary.
At PCL, Bianka expertly delivers our trainings and team sessions as well as facilitating assessment centres, consultancy projects, individual assessments and client liaisons.
Louisa Bülow MSc
Louisa studied Psychology as a BSc. and Organisational Psychology as an MSc., as well as gaining her BPS qualified Psychometric Test User in Occupational Ability and Personality Testing (formerly known as Level A and B). Her professional interests include designing and delivering up-to-date, personality-based assessment tools and development programmes for organisations. At PCL, Louisa works mainly with the Risk Type Compass, a strength-based personality assessment that focuses on our decision-making. She also runs the Test User in Occupational Ability and Personality Testing (formerly known as Level A and B), submitting and marking the candidates work to the BPS for review.
Elliot Phillips MSc
Graduate Business Psychologist
Elliot gained his BSc in Psychology from the University of East Anglia, and MSc in Occupational Psychology from Goldsmiths University where he also became a BPS qualified Test User in Occupational Ability and Personality Testing.
Outside of work Elliot can be found creating and performing magic, watching stand-up comedy, or browsing the sales on the high street.
Erin Ferrie MSc
Graduate Business Psychologist
Erin holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from the University of Liverpool where her research interests surrounded neophobia and personality as well as privilege and bias in the workplace. She is also a BPS qualified Test User in Occupational Ability and Personality Testing.
At PCL she joins us as a Graduate Business Psychologist to expand her knowledge of business psychology and gain experience in assessments, marketing, training and development.
Office Manager & Executive Assistant to Managing Director
At PCL, Melissa is responsible for managing the day to day running of the office, operational strategies and assisting clients with queries and technical support.
Marketing & Business Development Manager
Outside of work, Anna can be found exploring new places with her children, playing netball and dabbling in modern calligraphy.
Simon Toms MSc PhD CPsychol CSci AFBPsS
Principal Research Psychologist
Simon has researched and written extensively around the subject of temporary employment. He has published a book, written academic papers, and presented his findings at national and international conferences. He was also awarded a place on the 2015/16 British Psychological Society’s ‘Leadership Development Programme’.
During his studies, Simon lectured at Coventry University and at the University of Gloucestershire. He has also worked as an associate with Quest Partnership Ltd and Capp in the area of selection and assessment.
At PCL, Simon has responsibility for research, product development, training and consultancy.
Amanda Collins BSc
She obtained her degree in Microbiology with Medical Bioscience from the University of Kent, Canterbury. After leaving university she worked in some of the major pharmaceutical companies within the UK, and spent a year working in Switzerland within the same industry. Her career changed directions when she started working at Sandpiper Accountancy Ltd in 2014, and she is very happy to be back at PCL.
Outside of work, Amanda spends most of her time raising an energetic toddler. However, she has been bitten by the running bug and has somehow found the time to progress from a ‘couch to 5K’ app to running the Cabbagepath 10 miles (twice), and she now runs regularly.
At PCL, Amanda works within the Finance Team to handle invoicing processes and deal with client queries.
Nicola Shergold BA MSc CPsychol
Associate Consultant Psychologist
Nicola has extensive experience in the design, development and running of assessment and development solutions for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. She previously worked for a consultancy specialising in assessment centre design, and further developed her knowledge and expertise working in assessment and development-focused roles at both the BBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. She has designed, run and validated assessment centres for a wide range of roles including graduate, entry-level and senior roles.
Jackie Barber BSc (Hons), MSc
Associate Consultant Psychologist
Jackie is a business psychologist and executive coach. She specialises in leadership assessment and development and has a particular interest in resilience and psychological wellbeing, helping people to manage workplace demands and support high performance in a healthy, sustainable way.
Jackie graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Psychology and gained a distinction in her MSc in Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a Certified Executive Coach with the AoEC and holds British Psychological Society Test User Ability and Test User Personality Certificates. She is also a Certified Practitioner and Trainer in a number of psychometric tools including EQ-i 2.0/EQ360, the Hogan assessments and Wraw (Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing). Using these and other evidence-based tools, she works with leaders, managers and employees to develop strategies to support their performance and wellbeing.
Before completing her masters, Jackie was Communications Director at Risk Management Solutions (RMS) and prior to that was European PR Manager for Mercer, the global HR consultancy.