Senior Business Psychologist and Head of Assessment
Maria is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), having completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at University of Glasgow and MSc in Organisational Psychology at Alliance Manchester Business School. Prior to joining Impact Psychology for Business, she had built a successful career as a HR Adviser in Social Care, providing support and guidance on a wide variety of sensitive matters. Her passion for wellbeing and her deep understanding of the employee life cycle and the need for organisational governance and operational outcomes, enable her to strike a balance between employee engagement and business practices. She actively applies this approach to her work as a business psychologist, giving her a compassionate yet pragmatic view of the needs of the client. Maria also has extensive experience in personnel selection, having worked at the UK’s biggest specialised recruitment agency and is now the professional lead at Impact for senior level recruitment psychometrics.
Maria has a BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Glasgow and a MSc Organisational Psychology degree from Alliance Manchester Business School. Maria is a qualified SHL and Strengthscope practitioner. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England).
Maria is passionate about wellbeing. She is interested in the concept of mindfulness and the benefits associated with using it, both at work and in our everyday lives. She practices mindfulness herself and has previously completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course taught by a Sri Lankan monk. Maria also enjoys spending time in nature and often goes on long hikes. She likes to keep active and loves spinning, yoga and going to the gym.