Gill Thackray

History and experience

Gill is a business psychologist and psychology lecturer with international experience. She has worked in the UK and overseas in the private sector, with government bodies and NGOs. She is a coach, conference speaker and writer on the practical application of business psychology and neuroscience and regularly contributes to national publications including The Guardian and The Times. She has worked in China, Thailand, Tibet and Poland and is founder of the Koru Trust, an educational charity working with Karen hilltribe refugees.

She is a member of the British Neuroscience Association, Association of Business Psychologists, Chartered Institute of Personnel, Continuing Professional Development accredited Trainer and Institute of Leadership and Management member.

"Gill was perceptive and able to help me find a solution. I felt able to speak to her openly."
EB, Science Museum


Gill has worked with a range of clients including: The Football Association, Prostate Cancer UK, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, BBC, British School of Osteopathy, Age UK and British Heart Foundation.

Training style

Interactive and innovative, Gill uses her skills as a business psychologist and knowledge of neuroscience to bring groups together, building their skills and knowledge in an open, fun, practical and supportive learning environment.


Gill is a facilitator on a number of training courses at the Centre, including: Emotional intelligence in leadership and management, Change management, Mindfulness at work, Effective mentoring, Presentation skills, Appraisal skillsTeam leader skills and Supervision skills.

Gill is also available for one-to-one coaching sessions.


"I found it amazing how Gill was able to get a group of people to open themselves up to each other so easily. I was also impressed with Gill's knowledge and competence."
SF, ASRA Housing Group 
"The trainer was brilliant. She got everyone involved and made it fun. She provided very good tips for controlling difficult situations and people in the future."
SW, The Football Association