Dr Roger Bretherton is Principal Lecturer for Enterprise in the School of Psychology, at the University of Lincoln. His teaching, research and consultancy centre around Character Strengths and Virtues- the positive qualities of character related to psychological wellbeing.
He works extensively in psychological consultancy in the public and private sector. Recent projects include, an investigation of the benefits of humility in academic leaders, a pilot project training volunteer mental health workers, and a collaboration with Zest theatre company to teach psychological skills to young people through an innovative production, Thrive.
Roger is the designer of The Character Course- a multimedia resource using character strengths to develop health and wellbeing, and an academic adviser to Fika, the five-minute emotional workout app.
Recent Keynotes in Education
19/9/2014, Keynote Address: Courageous Humility- The Paradox of Pioneering Leaders, REACH 2 Multi Academy Trust, Head-teachers Conference
March 2016, Contributor of video and text to ‘God and the Big Bang’ multimedia education pack. Available to Secondary Schools in the UK for classroom sessions on science and faith.
January-March 2017, Mindfulness-based Strengths Practice Pilot with 16+ Years, 8 Session Programme and Evaluation, The Priory, Lincoln School of Science and Technology
23/11/2017, Strengths-Based Leadership: Cultivating the Right Headspace in Challenging Times, National Education Union Leaders Training, London
5/3/2018, Mindfulness at Work: Using mindfulness to be your best at work, CfBT Schools Trust Primary Conference, Carlton Academy, Lincoln