Research and Faculty

Lee Waller

BSc (Hons), MSc

Lee Waller is Director of the Ashridge Centre for Research in Executive Development, which conducts and disseminates research around adult learning, including the cognitive, emotional, behavioural and neurological processes involved in learning, the process of learning transfer, organisational learning, and methods to meaningfully evaluate the impact of learning. Her recent research projects have explored the neurological processes involved in experiential learning, the importance of the individual in the transfer of learning, and the role and influence of the leadership development professional within modern organisations. Lee teaches in the areas of neuroscience and learning, and developing a high performing learning organisation. She is also an accredited feedback giver providing individual, one to one feedback on a range of psychometric instruments, including the MBTI Step 1, FIRO-B, Profilor, and the Ashridge Inventory of Management Skills. She is also experienced in providing assessment and feedback for learning and development assessment centres.

Lee started her working life at Ashridge ten years ago, managing our Complex Projects Team, before moving into Tailored Business Development as a Business Development Manager, where she worked with clients in both the private and public sectors to explore the learning needs of their individuals and the strategic objectives of their organizations, supporting faculty in designing learning and development interventions to meet those needs. Prior to this Lee worked in publishing, developing marketing and sales tools for the international sales force, and managing a publicity team for a leading academic publisher.

Lee has an honours degree in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology. She is also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and is qualified in Level A and Level B. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Reading, exploring the experience of feeling like an outsider in the workplace, and its impact on psychological wellbeing.

Lee's latest publications

2015
Waller, L. & Reitz, M. (Forthcoming) 'The art and craft of sticky learning'. In Hind, P. (Ed) Management Development that Works, Libri Publishing Ltd.
2015
Waller, L. & Reitz, M. (Forthcoming) 'The Neuroscience of Management Development'. In Hind, P. Management Development that Works, Libri Publishing Ltd.
2014
Waller, L. & Wels, I. (2014) From grit to pearl: enhancing the role and influence of the learning and development professional. Ashridge Research Report
2014
Reitz, M., & Waller, L. (2014) The role of stress in developing leaders. HR Most Influential, 28 July
2014
Reitz, M. & Waller, L. (2014) Stress breeds success. Training Journal
2014
Gitsham, M. & Waller, L. (2014) Hands-on learning opportunities create more responsible business leaders

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Lee Waller
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