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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  • Safiya Greensword
    Safiya Greensword
  • Safiya Greensword
    Safiya Greensword
    With a Bachelor in Media Production, Safiya has come from the world of Visual effects within the film industry and can now combine her personal passion for psychology and experience in software development. At Positive Safiya oversees and develops the Positive app and online platform and manages data.
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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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  • Rehanna Asani
    Rehanna Asani
  • Rehanna Asani
    Rehanna Asani
    Rehanna combines a background in investment banking and strategy consulting. She is a chartered psychologist using evidence-based science to promote learning, attention and cognition. She is a graduate of psychology and business from the University of Cambridge, Oxford and LSE. She conducts research at the Centre for Educational Neuroscience, UCL.
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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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  • Shona Wood
    Shona Wood
  • Shona Wood
    Shona Wood
    Shona is an English Language and Linguistics graduate with a profound appreciation for both creativity and science. Shona is an English Language and Linguistics graduate with a profound appreciation for both creativity and science. She is passionate about the importance of mental health awareness and currently assists Positive managing social media and client communications.
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  • Dr Sharon Kalsy
    Dr Sharon Kalsy
  • Dr Sharon Kalsy
    Dr Sharon Kalsy
    Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist with a professional background spanning local government, executive management, research and health services, and service design and development. She specialises in the ability to apply evidence-based psychology to executive coaching and leadership development with an approach that draws heavily on building emotional intelligence and resilience.
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  • Toby  Cyde-Smith
    Toby Cyde-Smith
  • Toby  Cyde-Smith
    Toby Cyde-Smith
    Toby is an Associate for Positive with key interests in optimal team performance, culture change and group behaviour. He has over ten years’ experience working in high-performing teams, enjoying roles in both business and sport, and is now studying for a BSc in Psychology to gain accreditation for his skills.
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    Anna is an English Literature and Philosophy graduate with a keen interest in psychology, science and the promotion of mental wellbeing. Anna’s role at Positive includes administrative duties, organisational tasks and assisting with data analysis.
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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