Mrs Victoria Walsh


I began my career as a strategic marketer and consultant spending over 20 years working for award winning independent and global marketing agencies consulting and developing campaigns for well-known Blue Chip businesses such as Unilever and PepsiCo. I also experienced in house marketing roles at Sony Pictures UK and Nokia UK. As I attained board level leadership, my career took me in a new direction with a focus on people and organisational development blended with business strategy. It was at this point my passion for learning and teaching came to the forefront.

I moved into academia at Kingston in 2016  as an industry practitioner lecturer, originally joining as part of the business readiness teaching team supporting students on the development of employability skills. My role has expanded over the years and I am currently Course Leader for 'BSc (Hons) Business Management' and module leader for both the ‘Professional Development' on the MSc in Global Human Resource Management and the ‘Careers and Leadership Journey' on the MBA and Executive MBA. I also teach within MSc Occupational & Business Pyschology programmme and BSc Business Management Organisational Behaviour module.

Academic responsibilities

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Business Management & Senior Lecturer


  • MSc Occupational & Business Psychology (distinction)
  • BA Hons Business Studies
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)

Teaching and learning

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Alongside teaching at Kingston, I am a Certified Business Psychologist and Certified ICF Positive Psychology and Executive Coach. I received my MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology at Kingston University. My mission as a lecturer and as a practitioner is to maximise potential for business and individual success with a focus on humanising the workplace. 

i work with individuals and teams to explore and develop skills, relationships and performance to enhance results.

I am particularly interested in female leadership advancement and wellbeing in the workplace and my recent research in this area has explored the 'Experience of female leaders and coping strategies during menopause transition'. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Practitioner Diploma Executive Coaching (International Coach Federation Certified)
  • Certified Business Pyschologist - The Association for Business Psychology
  • Positive Pyschology Coaching certificate (International Coach Federation)
  • British Pychological Society Test User Occupational Ability & Personality
  • Certified Lumina Sparks (Personality) Practitioner

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Association of Business Psychologists

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