Staff Profiles: Josie Truscott

Josie Truscott

Staff Profile: Josie Truscott
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Josie Truscott

Josie Truscott

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I've always been curious about why people do what they do and am intrigued by 'closed worlds' with their own culture and ways of operating.


I have always been drawn to why people do what they do. When I studied chemistry, my favourite topic was being given an unknown compound and having to identify it. Psychology is just that but with the really fun part that people don't follow strict rules like substances do. That's what makes it great. Plus, I am intrigued by the ways people operate in 'closed worlds.'


Award Title Institution Date
MA (Hons) Psychology Aberdeen University 1986
MSc Health Psychology Stirling University 1988
MSc Occupational Psychology Cardiff University 1990
MSc Applied Criminological Psychology University of London Collge of Birkbeck 1994

Membership of professional bodies

Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society AFBPSs

Chartered Occupational & Forensic Psychologist CPsychol

HCPC Registered Occupational & Forensic Psychologist

Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Member of the Higher Education Association, HEA

Teaching and research


Undergraduate - Criminology & Psychology courseMScs in Forensic and Occupational PsychologyRevising the MSc in Occupational Psychology to align with the British Psychological Society's.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate

External responsibilities

Josie works part-time for a Big 4 professional services consultancy, assessing and developing senior leaders in multi-national global organisations.

Subjects for media interviews

Leadership, police leadership, coaching, toxic leaders

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