Dr Nancy Doyle
Chief Research Officer
Dr Nancy Doyle, C. Psychol. led Genius Within as our CEO for over 10 years, before moving to Chief Research Officer in September 2021. As a proud neurominority herself, she is passionate about improving the way neurodiversity is treated in the workplace. She is also the founding member of a British Psychological Society Working Group, providing guidance to other Psychologists in the field. Nancy wrote a definitive guide to neurodiversity at work for the BPS and has contributed to many other publications and expert reference groups with organisations such as ACAS, ERSA and the DWP.
Nancy’s research work in evaluating coaching and demonstrating a tangible impact from managers’ perspectives was commended by the BPS. In 2019, Nancy was also recognised for her contribution to Policy Impact in Occupational Psychology.
Nancy’s work was featured in the BBC 2 series “Employable Me” and “Employable Me 2”, which she designed and delivered. The programme, which first aired in 2016 and 2017 focused on the employment barriers faced by neurodiverse/neurodivergent individuals. She is regularly invited to speak at national and international events on television and is a regular contributor to Forbes on disability and inclusion.
Nancy is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She completed her Doctoral Research at City, University of London into the effectiveness of coaching used as a disability accommodation. Nancy is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Research Methods Tutor with Birkbeck, University of London. She is also registered with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
What 3 words would Nancy use to describe Genius Within?
Integrity, dynamism, safety
What is Nancy’s favourite way to relax and unwind after a day’s work? Nancy’s favourite way to unwind is walking her dog in the woods throughout the seasons and pantomine rehearsals!
What is Nancy’s Inner Genius?
Finding other people’s inner Genius! Nancy has a talent for recognising when someone is good at something, celebrating it and helping them turn it into a career.