About Ross

Ross McIntosh

As well as being a podcast creator and host, I'm a freelance organisational and coaching psychologist.

After a career of over 20 years in central government in senior HR roles I left the Civil Service and returned to study, pursuing an MSc in Organisational Psychology at City, University of London. On the course I discovered a branch of behavioural science that resonated with me in such a profound way that I decided to find ways to share the skills with people in organisations in every sector, from the NHS and Teachers to Hedge Fund Managers, Global Tech and Professional Ballet Dancers. I'm now a researcher and honorary visiting lecturer in organisational psychology at City.

People Soup Origin Story

In a Masters lecture a few years ago, I was encouraging the students to 'make some noise' in organisations and spread the word about the benefits of adopting evidence based psychology and behavioural science. One student asked me "what are you doing to make some noise?" - and that is the moment when the People Soup podcast was born.

My Practice

I practice the skills from behavioural science in my whole life, from training design and podcast hosting to my personal life. This has taken me on some creative adventures, including the development of cartooning skills, two exhibitions of my work and relocating to live in Spain in 2021.   

Qualifications and other stuff

I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellow of the RSA (The Royal Society for arts, manufactures and commerce). I'm also a member of the British Psychological Society and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.

I hold a BSc Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Dundee, an MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Surrey Business School and an MSc in Organisational Psychology from City, University of London.

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