The POD Consultant team applies expert knowledge in;

  • growing our management & leadership skills
  • supporting opportunities for apprenticeships
  • coaching, mentoring (including reverse mentoring) and mediation
  • organisational safety - adherence to the legal requirements for safe operations across Imperial College

Our team of Consultants are both centrally and Faculty/Directorate based, working alongside our Faculty/Directorate leaders and Strategic HR Partners to enable; responsive, bespoke interventions based upon your specific needs. Collaboration with you via inclusive practice is at the core of our ethos and all activity which includes: organisational design, individual & group dynamics, academic leadership, change management, and team culture & values. POD consultants look forward to working with you.

Examples of recent consultant activity include:

Activities include:

  • Enhancing team communication and collaboration
  • Addressing dysfunctional cultures and behaviours
  • Strategic planning
  • Creating Values to underpin departmental operations
  • Building leadership capacity
  • A scaled-up programme of development for Academic Leaders
  • A new 360 tool which incorporates our Values and Behaviours
  • Continuing work to embed our Values and behaviours
  • A new approach to supporting your Wellbeing at work
  • And an improved process and PRDP framework.


Methods include:

  • Surveys, psychometrics, focus groups
  • Group/team facilitation
  • Coaching (individual and team)
  • Project management

Process - Five stages to success

Process - Five stages to success
Key StagesKey Actions
 Comprehensive understanding of your perspective and context Explore and gather information on background, environment and concerns
 Clarification and agreement of key goals Scope, refine and test out your specific needs
 Designing interventions that work Generate options and select a plan
  Implementation Make the best use of resources to deliver professional interventions
 Evaluation and Learning Assess impact and embed and share learning
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Key stages and key actions


Where there is potential for change and improvement we can work with you to achieve your desired outcomes. Please make contact with your Consultant for an initial conversation - we look forward to hearing from you.

Nichola Stallwood
Lead Consultant for the Faculty of Natural Sciences, also supported by Melanie Lee
Telephone: +44 7927 671 387

Melanie Lee
Lead Senior Organisational Development Consultant for the Faculty of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 0967

Daniela Bultoc
Lead Senior Organisational Development Consultant for the Faculty of Medicine
Telephone: +44 7873 619 215

Valarie Williams-Foy
Lead Senior Organisational Development Consultant for FOGIT, College HQ and the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 594 3483