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    University of Lincoln
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    Dr Roger Bretherton

    Principal Lecturer (Enterprise)

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Roger Bretherton

    Dr Roger Bretherton is Principal Lecturer for Enterprise in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln. He worked as a clinician, manager and trainer in the NHS for over a decade, and joined the University of Lincoln in 2007, where he specialises in coaching and positive psychology. He consults extensively in both public and commercial sectors, and has delivered keynote addresses to leaders in venues as varied as the University of Oxford, the Royal Albert Hall and the Hammersmith Apollo. His current research, funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), is entitled, ‘Are Humble Leaders Better Leaders?’

    Department Responsibilities

    Senior Tutor, Module Co-ordinator for Counselling Skills and Theory, Psychological Treatments and Therapies, Psychology at Work, Character Strengths and Virtues

    Subject Specialism

    Positive Psychology at Work, Character Strengths and Virtues, Leadership Development, Coaching and Psychotherapy


    • PGCert Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy — University of Sheffield, 2011
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 2 — Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, 2010
    • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology — University of Hull, 1999
    • BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology — University of Hull, 1996

    Professional Affiliations

    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • HPC Clinical Psychologist
    • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
    • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

    Research Interests

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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