Tavistock Consulting. Executive Coaching, Organisational Development

Professional Doctorate

Professional Doctorate

Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: consultation and the organisation

A professional doctorate training in consulting to organisations from a ‘Tavistock’ systems-psychodynamic perspective, providing an opportunity to undertake scholarly research and contribute to the knowledge base in the field.

Involvement with the Professional Doctorate programme has enabled me to think much more clearly and analytically about my professional work with clients, and also to confidently take on consultancy roles of increasing scale and complexity. I have found the research component particularly rewarding and exciting, as it has enabled me to develop a proposal that opens up new horizons in my intellectual and professional development.

Current student


Code: SCDOTP001
Qualification: Professional Doctorate
Course Length: 4 years (min)
Study Attendance: Part-time
Mode: Classroom
location: London
Admission status: Open
Course Lead: Judith Bell

Join us at a free taster seminar
We will soon be hosting free taster seminars for this course at the Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA.  Come along to meet the course tutors and to find out more about how this course can contribute to your education and professional development.


Programme details and FAQsCurrent research topics

This is a lively, collaborative and well-supported course that will offer you participation in a stimulating learning community with a successful completion record.

Course outline

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Current student research projects:

• Can an agile working environment facilitate emotional containment?
Interview with Robert Fitzpatrick, doctoral student, 07/03/16:

• Unconscious influences on behaviour in financial services
Interview with Ajit Menon, doctoral student, 12/05/16

• Meaning Lost and Meaning Found: Containment in contemporary organisations

• How can a systems psychodynamic intervention support and develop people working in the NHS?

• Systemic factors influencing by-standing and whistle-blowing

• How does working with child trauma in a residential setting affect professional's relationship with food?

• Learning from the aftermath of deaths in police custody

• A systems psychodynamic exploration into GP experiences of current changes in healthcare delivery

• A systems psychodynamic perspective on creativity and innovation in children's and young people's services

• Group relations as a method of exploring corporate social responsibility

• An investigation of organisational technologies as mediators between the abstract/ conceptual and concrete/ material aspects of organising in the human services

• Developing interventions which promote BME leadership

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“ One of the things that has stood out about the course
has been the quality of the feedback – way ahead of
anything I have seen from any university. ”
- Sebastian, Professor of Management, Business School.