About Ben



I’m a hybrid: a psychologist and an engineer; a speaker and a writer; a behavioural researcher and a (lapsed!) management consultant.  My exposure to a wide variety of both research and practice informs my perspective on how organizations – and the people within them - behave.

I hold a PhD in Organizational Behaviour & Social Psychology awarded jointly by Harvard University’s Business School and Psychology Department.  I have taught courses on organizational change, innovation, leadership and decision-making at Harvard’s Business School, Kennedy School of Government and Psychology Department.

I have been involved in several change initiatives, working with organizations to formulate strategy, implement change and monitor results.  I gained several years’ experience as a consultant with KPMG and Ernst & Young (E&Y), focusing particularly on energy, telecommunications and media companies. Before starting my PhD, I was a Principal in E&Y’s Strategy Consulting Practice, as well as an Account Director in charge of E&Y’s account with BP’s corporate centre.  Other clients I have served include the BBC, BT, E.ON, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McCann-Erickson, Pearson, Reed Elsevier and Unilever.

I also hold Masters degrees in systems engineering (from Cambridge University), business administration (from London Business School) and social psychology (from Harvard University).

If you’re interested in finding out how I can help you with your business dilemmas, or if you just want to find out more about my work, I’d be delighted to hear from you.