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John Tivendell

I am an a consultant/researcher and retired professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Born in Quebec City, he completed his undergraduate studies at l’universite de Laval. He then completed an M.Sc and a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology at the University of Aston in Birmingham, England. He has taught applied social psychology and industrial/organisational psychology at l’universite de Moncton, a small (N=5000) French language university in eastern Canada, for over twenty years. He has also been a visiting professor and research psychologist at the University of Aston, chairperson of the Department of Psychology at the Universite de Moncton, a visiting professor at Mount Allison University, a research psychologist at the Canadian Forces Applied Research Unit, and a research consultant with Human Factors International in Henly-in-Arden, England.

In addition to having a licence to practice psychology from the New Brunswick College of Psychologists, he has been an active member of a number of professional and scientific organisations. For instance, he is a member of a number of section in the Canadian Psychological Association (e.g. a founding member of the I/O section, a long term member of the Military section; an original member of the Extremism and Terrorism section and of the Social & Personality (and past president oif) section); a life-time member of the Ontario Psychological Association (and its SIOP section); a member of the British Psychological Society (Occupational and Social psychology sections); a registered human factors specialist and member of the Institute of the Human Factors and Ergonomics formerly the Ergonomics (Chartered) Society of the UK; a member of the International Association of Applied Psychology (I/O section); formerly a member of l’Association Internationale de Psychologie du Travail de Langue Francaise and of l’Association de Psychologie Scientifique de Langue Francaise; and finally a member and area chair for the International Council of Psychologists.

He has also been active as a consultant with organisations in Asia, Europe and the Americas. His areas of interest include the study of entrepreneurship, leadership, organisational analyses, motivation to work, and performance evaluation. For instance, he completed a programme evaluation for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as part of a pan-Canadian team of seven industrial/organisational psychologists. He was also an associate member of Drake Beam Morin, then an international organisation that specialised in developing and administering training and career transition programmes. As an associate of Human Factors International, specialists in business psychology situated in Henley-in-Arden, and he continues to do organisational analyses and personnel evaluations. He has supervised a large number of masters and doctoral theses, including studies: of bullying in work milieux; of the impact of person-organisation congruency on performance and job satisfaction; on the efficacy of partnerships between international organisations; on dark and regular personality profiles in leadership; and on organizational pollution.

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John Tivendell
295 Orleans st
Dieppe, New Brunswick E1A 1W8

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