The Team

Our team is passionate about making scientific knowledge relevant and actionable in the ‘real world’.  We combine our knowledge and skills within medicine, psychology, neuroscience, tech, data, statistics, design, creative writing, education and research to develop innovative and impactful learning experiences for our clients.

  • Dr Brian Marien
    Dr Brian Marien
  • Dr Brian Marien
    Dr Brian Marien
    Brian trained in medicine, gained a Masters in Health Psychology, trained further in cognitive and behavioural psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and has worked as a specialist in the Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Brian is the co founder and director of the Positive Group.
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  • Will Marien
    Will Marien
  • Will Marien
    Will Marien
    Prior to founding Positive, Will worked in the Sports and Entertainment industry with IMG representing talent and sporting federations. In 2011 Will and Brian started a journey into the unknown when they founded Positive. Today Will leads a team of colleagues designing and developing products and programmes to organisations, schools and universities worldwide.
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  • Susanne Jacobs
    Susanne Jacobs
  • Susanne Jacobs
    Susanne Jacobs
    Susanne draws upon 25 years of international senior leadership, strategic business change experience and commercial knowledge working across industry sectors to translate and apply key scientific insights. A distinguished speaker and published writer within her field, Susanne was named as one of the ‘Top Thought Leaders in Trust’ for 2015.
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  • Laura Pomarius
    Laura Pomarius
  • Laura Pomarius
    Laura Pomarius
    With a Bachelor in Social Change Management and a Masters in Political Communication, Laura brings a passion for effective communication and its use in positive behavioural change. Laura is responsible for the development of the Positive App and online classroom, data analysis and reporting, the interactive tool isee, design, and video production.
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  • Juliet Mooney
    Juliet Mooney
  • Juliet Mooney
    Juliet Mooney
    Juliet joined the Positive team from a career in finance, bringing with her a long-standing fascination with psychology and a passion for science. At Positive, Juliet facilitates the smooth-running of deliveries by looking after client communication and administrative requirements.
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  • Patrick Anson
    Patrick Anson
  • Patrick Anson
    Patrick Anson
    Patrick is an English Language and Literature graduate who developed a keen interest in psychology during university. He is able to combine his zeal for both writing and science in his role at Positive. His duties involve research, blogging, and other creative writing.
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  • Susanne Hill
    Susanne Hill
  • Susanne Hill
    Susanne Hill
    A psychologist and Coach, Susanne has a Masters in Health Psychology and a background in consulting for Boston Consulting Group and in Leadership and Development at Google. Formerly a researcher at University College London, Susanne has authored several academic publications and is keen to translate and apply empirical findings.
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  • Chloe Simpkins
    Chloe Simpkins
  • Chloe Simpkins
    Chloe Simpkins
    Chloe has a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology. Whilst her past experience lies in recruitment, Chloe has also had exposure to product design, data analysis and building frameworks for corporate development programmes. Chloe is passionate about effectively communicating psychological insights, and maintaining positive relationships with others.
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  • Colm Roche
    Colm Roche
  • Colm Roche
    Colm Roche
    Colm is responsible for the Positive brand and oversees the Group’s creative output, including app and tool development, online support platforms, workbooks, animation and illustration. He has over 15 years’ experience, working with major international brands such as Nike, Tate, Unilever and NetJets.
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  • Dr Jen Jenkins
    Dr Jen Jenkins
  • Dr Jen Jenkins
    Dr Jen Jenkins
    Jen combines an academic background in Physiology, Psychology and Psychiatry with over ten years of cross-sector commercial experience, primarily in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. She is now a consultant working with CEOs and senior leadership teams across a wide variety of sectors, specialising in creating high performing, resilient teams.
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  • Dr Alice Gee
    Dr Alice Gee
  • Dr Alice Gee
    Dr Alice Gee
    Alice is a Clinical Psychologist. She worked in NHS psychological services for ten years before setting up in private practice, where she offers therapy and coaching. Alice brings extensive experience in the translation and application of psychological approaches in business and in high performance sports, to promote wellbeing, resilience and sustainable performance.
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  • Clare Benka
    Clare Benka
  • Clare Benka
    Clare Benka
    Clare gained a Masters in Occupational & Organisational Psychology and has considerable experience as a consultant and coach. Clare runs a London clinic in a number of physical therapies, working with a diverse range of clients. Clare also delivers seminars on physical and psychological health and wellness to corporate clients.
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  • Dr Emma Sedgwick
    Dr Emma Sedgwick
  • Dr Emma Sedgwick
    Dr Emma Sedgwick
    Emma is a highly qualified and accredited coach who also supervises other coaches, individually and in groups. After training as a doctor Emma specialised in psychiatry, working in clinical practice. Since then, Emma has gone on to work for the Medical Defense Union (MDU) while also completing an MBA.
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  • Annie Gascoyne
    Annie Gascoyne
  • Annie Gascoyne
    Annie Gascoyne
    Annie has considerable experience as a consultant, coach, and manager of people, projects, operations and change, from multinationals to start-ups.  She has a Masters in Organisational Behaviour and is currently conducting PhD research into organisational flexibility, as a way to predict and influence organisational and employee effectiveness and wellbeing.
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  • Jackie Barber
    Jackie Barber
  • Jackie Barber
    Jackie Barber
    Jackie is a business psychologist with a Masters in Occupational Psychology and experience in emotional intelligence and personality assessments, as well as coaching. She has previously held senior communications roles including corporate marketing director for a global risk management company and European external communications manager for HR consultancy, Mercer.
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  • Megan Kash-MacDonald
    Megan Kash-MacDonald
  • Megan Kash-MacDonald
    Megan Kash-MacDonald
    Megan worked on the Positive Psychology Project and the University of Pennsylvania Resiliency Project. She also co-developed her own resilience programme for early adolescent girls and has a master’s in Clinical Psychology. She is completing her PhD at the Institute of Child Health, University College London.
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The Advisory Board

Professor Tom Sensky

BSc PhD MB BS FRCPsych

Department of Psychological Medicine at Imperial College London

Professor Trudie Chalder

PhD MSc SRN RMN Cert in Beh Psychotherapy

Professor Paul Brown

Faculty Professor, Organizational Neuroscience, Monarch Business School, Switzerland

June Boyle

Coach, HNC in Business Studies, Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development, Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers

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The Team

Our team is passionate about making scientific knowledge relevant and actionable in the ‘real world’.  We combine our knowledge and skills within medicine, psychology, neuroscience, tech, data, statistics, design, creative writing, education and research to develop innovative and impactful learning experiences for our clients.

The Advisory Board

GET IN TOUCH

The Team

Our team is passionate about making scientific knowledge relevant and actionable in the ‘real world’.  We combine our knowledge and skills within medicine, psychology, neuroscience, tech, data, statistics, design, creative writing, education and research to develop innovative and impactful learning experiences for our clients.

The Advisory Board

Professor Tom Sensky

BSc PhD MB BS FRCPsych

Department of Psychological Medicine at Imperial College London

Professor Trudie Chalder

PhD MSc SRN RMN Cert in Beh Psychotherapy

Professor Paul Brown

Faculty Professor, Organizational Neuroscience, Monarch Business School, Switzerland

June Boyle

Coach, HNC in Business Studies, Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development, Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers