Dr Kathlyn Wilson

Kathlyn’s interests centre on the factors affecting the accuracy, fairness, and usefulness of assessment processes in organisations, particularly the conceptualisation and measurement of job performance; and cross-cultural management. She has published and presented at international conferences in the area of bias in performance appraisals. Recent research projects include an investigation of the barriers to progression experienced by BAME and female early career researchers at Imperial College London and an exploration of the language used in evaluating the performance of different ethnic groups (Home Office).


Kathlyn has 20 years’ multinational consulting experience in employee and organisation research in the UK and the US. She has significant experience in competency definition and the design and implementation of assessment centres and performance evaluation systems in a variety of sectors.  Her experience includes senior consultant with Hay Management Consultants (London) and Associate consultant with Psychology at Work, the consulting arm of the University of London’s Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College). She is currently an assessor in leadership assessment centres for UN Agencies (World Food Programme and UN Development Programme).


Kathlyn’s advisory experience includes expert advisor to the (then) Commission for Racial Equality and the Department for Work and Pensions Ethnic Minority Employment Stakeholder Group. She currently sits on the Department for Education’s Apprenticeship Advisory Group. She is a Judge for Business in the Community annual Race Equality Awards


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