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The Black Business Psychology Podcast

The Black Business Psychology Podcast

By Grace Mansah-Owusu, PhD
A UK based podcast for any one who wants to hear about the career journey's of black psychologists who have followed varied routes after qualifications in psychology. The podcast will also showcase careers and stories about applying psychology to a variety of different settings from people from Asian and underrepresented groups. It also offers analysis of social issues including, race, ethnicity, gender and class.
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Episode 16: Careers with Psychology: Social Entrepreneurship

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Episode 17: Careers in Psychology: Researcher
This episode is featuring Krupa Suthar, who is a lead user researcher at the department of health and social care. Krupa has had a really varied and interesting career which started off in research, then education as a primary school teacher and then continued applying psychology to corporate research in many well-known brands. 
59:13
December 21, 2020
Episode 16: Careers with Psychology: Social Entrepreneurship
This week's episode showcases Bhairavi Prakash, social entreprenuer and founder of the Mithra Trust. Bhairavi and I studied together in 2007/200 where she completed her MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Nottingham.  After the degree, Bhairavi returned to India and was able to navigate through various roles and now is the founder of an innovative and groundbreaking mental health organisation, The Mithra Trust. You can find out more about the Mithra Trust on Instagram @mithratrust.
38:48
December 14, 2020
Episode 15: Careers in Psychology: Health Psychology
During this episode we got to speak to the amazing Dr Suhana Begum, a qualified health psychologist who is currently working as a public health lead at a local authority. She completed her professional doctorate in health psychology at City University and is passionate about creating and implementing public health interventions to enhance the lives of the public. 
57:12
December 13, 2020
Episode 14 (Part 2) Diversity, Inclusion, Racism and Psychology
This is part two of an event that occurred on Wednesday 18th November 2020 which was a panel event. This part of the event showcased Michael Ndede and Norma Molla's research projects that they completed for their Masters theses. The research studies were about organisational politics and BAME employees and microaggressions in female BAME politicians in the UK. The last section of this episode was a question and answer session by the audience members. 
40:11
November 30, 2020
Episode 14 (Part 1): Diversity, Inclusion, Racism and Psychology
This is the recording of a panel event that occurred on Wednesday 18th November 2020. The event was called: Diversity, Inclusion, Racism and Psychology. This part of the event highlighted 3 panelists who were Dr Sylvana Storey- Eisenecker, Sarah Bonner and Kaemorine Prendergast. They were answering three questions including:  How can organisations imbed diversity and inclusion in the workplace?  How can psychology also embed more diversity and inclusion practices into the profession?   How can people be good allies? The second part of the podcast will showcase Michael Ndede and Norma Molla's research projects that they completed for their Masters theses. 
01:09:19
November 30, 2020
Episode 13: Careers in Psychology: Health Psychology
This weeks podcast features final year trainee health psychologist, Izochi (Zoch) Nwaosu. Zoch is completing his professional doctorate in health psychology at the University of West England (UWE) in Bristol, UK) and is currently a sexual health advisor in a London NHS trust. He speaks about his journey to health psychology and how aspects of his current and past roles allow him to implement health-preserving interventions to clients and patients. 
01:09:15
November 23, 2020
Episode 12: Careers in Psychology: Counselling Psychology
This week's episode, we are joined by Dr Orinayo Onabanjo who is a chartered counselling psychologist. Dr Ori works within the NHS with people who are experiencing depression, PTSD, complex trauma and Anxiety. She also has a special interest in perinatal mental health and mainly focuses on this with her private clients.  Dr Ori also has her own podcast that she hosts with her husband called The B in BAME. You can also find her on Instagram here @londonperinatalwellness, @blackperinatalmentalhealth and her private practice website is www.dronabanjo.com.
01:07:52
November 16, 2020
Episode 11: Careers in Psychology: Forensic Psychology
This episode showcases final year, trainee forensic psychologist, Amber-Renee Gayle. Amber-Renee is completing her doctoral training at the University of Nottingham and is on a 2- year top-up course. This course is for individuals who have already completed a masters degree in forensic psychology and gives students the opportunity to essentially 'fast-track', using a combination of placements, research and block teaching over two years.  Amber-Renee is self-funding her course so if you would like to help out with her fees please donate to her go fund me page here 
01:07:34
November 9, 2020
Episode 10: Careers in Psychology: Clinical Psychology
Today's podcast episode features Dr Nancy Nsiah, a qualified clinical psychologist. We talk about her journey to clinical Psychology and how she navigated the application, doctorate to where she is today. Her interests lie mainly in race, religion, wellbeing and how these things interact.
53:52
November 2, 2020
Episode 9: Careers in Psychology: Educational Psychology
Today's episode showcases Jason Shonibare who is a final year trainee Educational Psychologist, training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust. Jason shares with us his journey onto the professional doctorate, which began with his interest and natural skill of relating and communicating with others. If you are interested in a career in psychology Jason shares a really inspirational career journey full of perseverance and determination. 
01:15:52
October 26, 2020
Episode 8: Psychology and Entrepreneurship Event (Part 2)
This episode showcases part two of an event that occurred on Thursday 15th October 2020 and highlighted four psychology graduates who were working in psychology along with pursuing other entrepreneurial passions including, wellness, hair and beauty, education and media businesses. The talk was an inspiring look at differing career journeys and passions and shows that there is no one 'proper' career path. The speakers were: Deji Olaniyi -Maxwell - media entrepreneur, podcaster at Pass the Meerkat, sound engineer, musician and forensic mental health practitioner Ama Amo-Agyei - wellness entrepreneur and founder of Planted Winnie Frimpong - Education entrepreneur and organisational psychologist Kaemorine Prendegast - hair and beauty entrepreneur, founder of Celebrity Mane, coach and organisational psychologist
29:58
October 19, 2020
Episode 8: Psychology and Entrepreneurship Event (Part 1)
This episode showcases part one of an event that occurred on Thursday 15th October 2020 and highlighted four psychology graduates who were working in psychology along with pursuing other entrepreneurial passions including, wellness, hair and beauty, education and media businesses. The talk was an inspiring look at differing career journeys and passions and shows that there is no one 'proper' career path.  The speakers were: Deji Olaniyi -Maxwell - media entrepreneur, podcaster at Pass the Meerkat, sound engineer, musician and forensic mental health practitioner Ama Amo-Agyei - wellness entrepreneur and founder of Planted Winnie Frimpong - Education entrepreneur and organisational psychologist  Kaemorine Prendegast - hair and beauty entrepreneur, founder of Celebrity Mane, coach and organisational psychologist
01:14:01
October 19, 2020
Episode 7: My Experience of Racism
This episode is a bit different from the usual, as this week we don't have an interview with a psychologist. After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, many people were outraged and shocked and some people failed to realise that this brand of racism isn't just unique to the American people, the UK also has its issues with racism and race relations.  This episode showcases the experiences of racism from 17 Black Britons from all over the UK and I developed this idea after a conversation with Sarah Bonner.  I would like to thank all of the contributors to this episode because, without their willingness to share their stories, this episode would not have been created.  Contributors: Anita Afirim, Anita Aggrey, Maria Blackmore, Rachel Francis, Josiah Francis, Tristan Hodge, Eugene James, Gina Jarrett, Angela Rockson, Mary Sarpong, Bianka Whynn, Yannick Yalipende, Keisha York. Warning: This episode does contain strong language and racial slurs.
01:17:35
October 12, 2020
Episode 6: Careers in Psychology: Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
This week's podcast features a psychologist from across the pond. Recia Gomez completed a Masters in what the Americans call Industrial/Organizational Psychology but the Brits call it Occupational/Organisational/Business/Work Psychology (so many names here). Recia currently works for a consultancy that is based in New York specialising in creating selection assessments for those who work in law enforcement roles including the Police, all over the USA and internationally. Tune in to hear more about her interesting career. In her spare time, Recia is also on the board for various organisations which aim to put I/O (Industrial/Organizational) psychology to practical and current use.  These organisations include: Blacks in I/O The Global Organization for Humanitarian Work Psychology SIOP CEMA
01:03:52
October 5, 2020
Episode 5: Careers in Psychology: Psychotherapy and Counselling
In this episode we present Bianka Whynn, who is a BACP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She speaks candidly about what brought her to complete her postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy and counselling and her journey from BSc Psychology at City, University of London to various roles in education, housing and mental health. Bianka also has an inherited blood disorder, Sickle Cell,  but a less known form called Sickle Beta Zero Thalassemia. She talks about how she has lived with this condition and how she has learned to accommodate it into her work choices. September is Sickle Cell Awareness month and we are raising money for the Sickle Cell Society and you can find the link to the fundraising page here.  Belpw are also some links that you might want to use to learn more about what was discussed in the episode:  University of East London's PGDIP Counselling & Psychotherapy Course City, University of London BSc Psychology Course Sickle Cell Society Information on Sickle Beta Zero Thalassemia
01:06:39
September 28, 2020
Episode 4: Careers in Psychology: Occupational Psychology
This episode introduces two occupational/business/organisational psychologists: Winnie Frimpong and Lola Odunsi. These practitioners work in the field of selection and assessment, designing, measuring and assessing employees and potential employees' ability to do their jobs in both the public and private sector. So those assessments that are common in many selection processes including the graduate programmes, these two can design, administer and assess people. We go into how they both decided to study psychology, what they like best about their jobs and what advice they would give to any one who is thinking about pursuing this area of psychology. 
01:08:16
September 21, 2020
Episode 3: Careers in Psychology Sport and Exercise Psychology
This episode showcases a Trainee Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Dawn-Marie Armstrong. She is currently in her final year of a professional doctorate in sport and exercise psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. Dawn-Marie has a long history of playing sport to a high level and in this episode, we will be discussing her journey from an athlete in Barbados to pursuing and studying sport and exercise psychology in the UK.  If you are interested in this area of psychology please check out these links: Liverpool John Moores University Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology   Prospects information about Sport and Exercise Psychology British Psychological Society information about Sport and Exercise Psychology
01:02:26
September 14, 2020
Episode 2 (Part 2): Alternative careers with Psychology (August event) - Question and Answer Section
This episode features the second part of our alternative careers with psychology event which was held on Tuesday 18th August 2020 and highlights the question and answer section. The audience submitted questions and then the panelists, Ranbir Jabanda,  Anne-Marie Stafford and Koral Neil answered them. Please subscribe and listen to other episodes
45:19
September 6, 2020
Episode 2 (Part 1): Alternative Careers with Psychology (August Event)
Welcome to the second episode of our alternative careers with psychology event. This event took place on Tuesday 18th August 2020 and showcased 3 individuals who studied psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our panelists were: Anne- Marie Stafford - Social Sciences Teacher, Ranbir Jabanda - Business Engagement Officer and Koral Neil - Actress. You can also listen to our part 2 which covers the question and answer section of the event.
59:12
September 6, 2020
Trailer
This is a taster trailer to let you know what kind of podcast episodes you can expect. Please subscribe and follow this podcast for news, events and episodes. 
01:02
August 19, 2020
Episode 1 (Part 2): Alternative Careers in Psychology Event Recording Q&A
This is part two of our Alternative Careers in Psychology event and showcases the live question and answer session from our event held on Thursday 18th June 2020. The panelists were Taslim Tharani, Michael Ndede and Charlotte Oppong.
26:59
August 12, 2020
Episode 1: Alternative Careers in Psychology Event Recording (Part 1)
This is the first episode of the event held on the 18th June 2020. The Alternative Careers in Psychology event showcased four individuals who didn't take traditional routes of a career in psychology after their careers. The recording features the host, Dr Grace Mansah-Owusu and speakers including Taslim Tharani, Michael Ndede and Charlotte Oppong.
01:00:12
August 12, 2020