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Mr Jeff Salter

Senior Lecturer (0.4)

Psychology

    As well as Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Business Psychology, Jeff Salter is the Founding Director of Mind The Gap Transformations, delivering consultancy and researching, writing and delivering programmes of training, facilitation and coaching for organisations and individuals interested in developing leadership, wellbeing and relationships at work. His areas of expertise include personal resilience training, transformational, strategic and reflective leadership, working with conflict, psychological flexibility (mindfulness and ACT), turning values into behaviours, the psychological contract at work, developing trust relationships at work, emotional intelligence and dark side leadership. He teaches these subjects at UEL and his clients have included the YMCA movement, Accenture UK and Quakers in Britain.

    Originally a teacher, he has held senior positions at YMCA George Williams College as Acting and Vice-Principal, Barnet and Brent Council over 35 years and worked in a range of educational and charitable organisations including Coventry, Goldsmiths, Brunel and Sheffield Hallam Universities.



    Overview

    Kirstie's research interests include the cognitive and psychobiological effects associated with drug use.  Specific 'drug' areas include:

    1. Recreational use of MDMA/ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis
    2. Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
    3. 'Vaping’ of drugs, in particular cannabis and nicotine (e-cigarettes) 

    Kirstie’s research has been published in a number of international peer-reviewed journal and presented at numerous national and international conferences.  She is an active member of the Drugs and Addictive Behaviours Research Group. This group builds on our tradition of studying the neuropsychological effects of recreational drugs, such as illegal drugs and so-called illegal highs, as well as behavioural addictions.



    Research Areas

    Jeff’s area of expertise includes: personal resilience training, transformational, strategic and reflective leadership, working with conflict, psychological flexibility (mindfulness and ACT), turning values into behaviours, the psychological contract at work, developing trust relationships at work, emotional intelligence and dark side leadership.

    Collaborators

    • UEL
    • External
    • Associate Professor in Psychology
      Dr Lynne Dawkins
    • Prof. Lynne Dawkins - LSBU
    • Dr Sharon Cox - LSBU

    Research

    ‘Trust Comes On Foot But Leaves on Horseback’: Exploring the Growth and Loss of Trust Between Employees and Their Line Managers in UK Universities’ MSc Organisational Psychology dissertation: City, University of London.

    Publications

    GC7415 Leading, Motivating and Engaging People at Work – module leader and lecturer
    PY6333 Training, Developing and Managing People in the Workplace – module leader and lecturer
    GC7416/7 Developing as a Researcher – lecturer and supervisor
    PY5213 Assessing People and Behaviour in Organisations – lecturer
    PY6305 Occupational Psychology - lecturer



    Kirstie contributes to the following modules:

    Applications of Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Social Psychology (Level 5)

    Professional Psychological Studies (Project Supervision; Level 6)

    Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (Level 6)

    Cognitive and Psychobiology (Level 7)

    Independent Research Thesis (Level 7)

    Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social & Differential (Level 4)

     

     

     

    Teaching