Vicki Culpin

BA (Hons), MSc, MPhil, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA

Vicki Culpin is a member of faculty at Ashridge Executive Education.  She works with a range of clients, nationally and internationally, from the public, private and cultural sectors and delivers guest lectures around the world on a variety of psychological topics.

Vicki specialises in organisational behaviour, specifically well-being at work. She has spent over 17 years in academia, researching memory with a variety of individuals including older adults, children and forensic populations. More recent research and teaching interests include the relationship between sleep, well-being and derailment and the relationship between sleep and resilience in management populations.

Vicki studied Psychology at Manchester University, followed by an MPhil and PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from Leicester University. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Vicki Culpin

Publications

Multigenerational frames of reference: Managerial challenges of four social generations in the organisation

Culpin, V., Millar, C., and Peters, K. (2015) Multigenerational frames of reference: Managerial challenges of four social generations in the organisation. Guest editorial, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30(1)

Live cases in executive education

Culpin, V. (Forthcoming) 'Live cases in executive education'. In Hind, P. (Ed) Management Development that Works, Libri Publishing Ltd.

Personality and self-awareness: How personality influences a manager's self-awareness

Bergner, S., Davda, A., & Culpin, V. (2015) Personality and self-awareness: How personality influences a manager's self-awareness. In F. Pearlman (Ed.), Personality Traits and Types: Perceptions, Gender Differences and Impact on Behavior. Nova Science: New York.

Who overrates, who underrates? Personality and its link to leadership success

Bergner, S., Davda, A., Culpin, V., & Rybnicek, R. (2015). Who overrates, who underrates? Personality and its link to leadership success. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Multi-generational Challenges: Integrating the Age into ManAGEment and Organisation

Culpin, V., Millar, C. and Peters, K. (In Press) Multi-generational Challenges: Integrating the Age into ManAGEment and Organisation. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

AGE-ility: Challenges and Management Agendas for the Organisation

Millar, C. and Culpin, V. (2014) AGE-ility: Challenges and Management Agendas for the Organisation. Journal of Organisational Change Management 27(4) 542-549.

Learning, intention to transfer and transfer in executive education

Culpin, V., Eichenberg, T., Hayward I and Abraham, P (2014). Learning, intention to transfer and transfer in executive education. International Journal of Training and Development, 18, 132-147.

Building leadership capability for a rapidly changing world: What every business leader now needs to know about developing themselves and their people in a changed world

In response to emerging forces influencing the global business environment at the beginning of the 21st century, we have begun to see the role of business leaders changing. In this research study, produced for the 2012 UN Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development, Ashridge Business School and the International Business Leaders Forum map  the emergence of a new generation of leaders across many of the world's largest business.  Download the executive summary

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Gitsham, M., Culpin, V., and Bond, D. (2013) 'Building leadership capability for a rapidly changing world: What every business leader now needs to know about developing themselves and their people in a changed world. Ashridge Research Report

Future Context: Section Editorial

Culpin, V. (2011) Future Context: Section Editorial, in Voller, S. , Blass, E. & Culpin, V. (eds) . The Future of Learning: Insights and Innovations from Executive Development, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 3 - 5

The Future of Learning; Insights and Innovations from Executive Development

The Future of Learning, Insights and Innovations in Executive Education is an edited collected of chapters based on research-informed ‘future-scoping’ and emerging practice in the field of executive education. Chapters have been developed from papers presented at the Future of Learning Conference held at Ashridge Business School in 2009. The book is split into three sections: Future Context includes chapters on storytelling and improvisation, leadership competencies required for the 21st Century and scenarios for the future of the HE sector. Future Learning discusses the emergence and potential of Virtual Action Learning, the implications of web 2.0 and how Generation Y is impacting and impacted by the workplace. Future Learners brings the needs of the learner to the fore, with thought-provoking chapters on opening the possibilities of learning, the importance of ‘place’ and curiosity as an enabler of learning. Written in an accessible style, the book will appeal to anyone working in the field of adult and higher education and training.

Voller, S., Blass, E. & Culpin, V. (2011) The Future of Learning; Insights and Innovations from Executive Development, Palgrave Macmillan, December

The effectiveness of a live case study approach: Increasing knowledge and understanding of 'hard' versus 'soft' skills in executive education.

Culpin, V. & Scott, H. (2011) The effectiveness of a live case study approach: Increasing knowledge and understanding of ‘hard’ versus ‘soft’ skills in executive education, Management Learning, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 565 - 577

Memory techniques for MBA students to improve their learning and decidion making

Culpin, V. (2011) Memory techniques for MBA students to improve their learning and decision making, Millian, The Official Master Guide, International Executive Edition, pp. 24 - 26

The shifting landscape of global challenges in the 21st century

Gitsham, M., Pegg, M. & Culpin, V. (2011) The shifting landscape of global challenges in the 21st century, Business Leadership Review, April

A wake-up call for sleepy managers

Culpin, V. & Whelan, A. (2011) A wake-up call for sleepy managers, Rotman Magazine, Spring, pp. 104 - 105

Executive coaching in practice: what determines helpfulness for clients of coaching?

de Haan, E., Culpin, V., Curd, J. (2011) Executive coaching in practice: what determines helpfulness for clients of coaching?, Personnel Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 24 - 44

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Pathways to Performance and Profit: Evaluating the return on investment in customer service

Commissioned by the Insititute of Customer Service, this report provides insight into how organisations can deliver a return on their investment in their customer service activities. Research was conducted with 23 customer centric, case study organisations in the public and private sectors, a survey of over 150 senior managers and an extensive review of the relevant literature. Innovative frameworks, models and approaches are reported which will assist organisations to determine their most effective pathway to profit

Devine, M., Honoré, S., Coatswith, R., Anderson, P. & Culpin, V. (2010) Pathways to Performance and Profit: Evaluating the return on investment in customer service, published as: Return on Investment in Customer Service - the Bottom Line Report, by the Institute of Customer Service

Towards a relational leadership framework

Dave Bond, Fiona Dent, Matt Gitsham and Dr. Vicki Culpin put forward a new framework to examine the need for the development of responsible, authentic and sustainable leadership to tackle some of the numerous challenges facing business and wider society.

Bond, D., Dent, F., Gitsham, M. & Culpin, Dr. V. (2010) Towards a relational leadership framework, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Summer, pp. 23 - 30

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My angle - Vicki Culpin

Dr. Vicki Culpin emphasises the importance of context when interpreting events, understanding communication and appreciating intention.

Culpin, V. (2010) My angle, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Summer, pp. 2 - 3

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Memory Pocket Book

In this pocketbook Vicki Culpin looks at the structure of memory, the causes of poor memory and the key principles for improving it.

Culpin, V. (2010) Memory Pocket Book, Management Pocket Books, May ISBN 978 1903776 964

Am I in the right place?

Ensuring alignment between your organisation's strategy and the style of the leaders who are going to implement it can lead to significant benefits. But how do you know what is the best leadership style for each strategy? Working with the three value disciplines approach to strategy (Treacy & Weirsema, 1993) - Customer Intimacy, Product Leadership & Operational Excellence, Phil Anderson's research investigated the different styles of leadership associated with each strategy. He researched leaders in 8 organisations - 4 in the UK and 4 in Singapore. He asked several hundred leaders at various workshops of their perceptions of leaders in organisations following these strategies. The article discusses the differences between the perceptions and 'realities' of leadership in these different organisations.

Anderson, P. & Culpin, V. (2009) Am I in the right place?, Training Journal, August, pp. 42 - 45

Asleep on the Job

Vicki Culpin and Angela Whelan provide a wake up call for tired Sales & Marketing managers.

Culpin, V. & Whelan, A. (2009) Asleep on the Job, Winning Edge, pp. 38 - 39

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The wake-up call for sleepy managers

Vicki Culpin and Angela Whelan share the findings of research which demonstrates that managers are experiencing poor quantity and quality of sleep, and encourages them and their organisations to be aware of the - sometimes disastrous - consequences of 'sleepiness'.

Culpin, V. & Whelan, A. (2009) The wake-up call for sleepy managers, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring, pp. 27 - 30

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From goldfish to elephant - make your MARC in business: Memory techniques

Adequate memory allows an individual to function within a fast and ever changing business world, but a really good memory allows an individual to excel - in terms of impact, learning and decision-making. In this article, Vicki Culpin recommends proven strategies to improve managers' memories.

Culpin, V. (2008) From goldfish to elephant - make your MARC in business: Memory techniques, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring, pp. 12 - 16

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A Systematic Analysis of Factors that Indicate Response to shunt in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Balamurali, G., Golash, A., & Culpin, V. (2007) A Systematic Analysis of Factors that Indicate Response to shunt in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, NPH Meeting, Washington, USA

The Relationship between Aggression and Impulsivity in Juvenile and Young Offenders

Ireland, J. & Culpin, V. (2006) The Relationship between Aggression and Impulsivity in Juvenile and Young Offenders, Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol.38, Issue 6, pp. 649 - 655

The Relationship Between Sleeping Problems, Aggression, Anger and Impulsivity in a Population of Juvenile and Young Offenders

Culpin, V. & Ireland, J. (2005) The Relationship Between Sleeping Problems, Aggression, Anger and Impulsivity in a Population of Juvenile and Young Offenders, BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Coventry, England

The Effect of Verbal Fluency on Age-Related Autobiographical Memory Recall in Older Adults

Moses, A. & Culpin, V. (2004) The Effect of Verbal Fluency on Age-Related Autobiographical Memory Recall in Older Adults, The First Portuguese Forum of Experimental Psychology, Braga, Portugal

Overgenerality of Autobiographical Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

Moses, A., Culpin, V., Lowe, C. and McWilliam, C. (2004) Overgenerality of Autobiographical Memory in Alzheimer's Disease, British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Issue 43, pp. 377 - 386

Attachment Style, Emotional Loneliness and Bullying Amongst Prisoners:A Study of Young and Adult Offenders

Power, C., Ireland, J. & Culpin, V. (2003) Attachment Style, Emotional Loneliness and Bullying Amongst Prisoners:A Study of Young and Adult Offenders, BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Cambridge, England

Executive Functions and Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Older Adults

Moses, A, & Culpin, V. (2003) Executive Functions and Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Older Adults, The XIII Congress of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Granada, Spain

Temporal Grouping in Immediate Serial Recall: Equating Visual and Anditory Performance

Hamilton, P. & Culpin, V. (2003) ,Temporal Grouping in Immediate Serial Recall: Equating Visual and Anditory Performance, BPS Cognitive Section, Reading, UK

Investigating Response Mode, Latencies and Errors in Temporal Grouping

Hamilton, P. & Culpin, V. (2002) Investigating Response Mode, Latencies and Errors in Temporal Grouping, EPS/ESCP, Leuven, Belgium

Grouping and Modality of Unfamiliar Digits in Immediate Serial Recall:Experts vs. Novices

Hamilton, P. & Culpin, V. (2001) Grouping and Modality of Unfamiliar Digits in Immediate Serial Recall:Experts vs. Novices, ICOM, Valencia, Spain

Temporal Grouping Effects and Working Memory: The Role of the Phonological Loop

Hitch, G., Burgess, N., Towse, J. & Culpin, V. (1996) Temporal Grouping Effects and Working Memory: The Role of the Phonological Loop, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49a, pp. 116 - 139

Exploring Scalar Timing Theory with Human Subjects

Wearden, J. & Culpin, V. (1995) Exploring Scalar Timing Theory with Human Subjects, in Richelle, M., Dekeyser, V. d'Ydewalle G & Vandierendouck, A. (eds.) , Time and the Dynamic Control of Behaviour, University of Leigh Press, Leige

Temporal Grouping Effects in Immediate Verbal Memory: A Combined Experimental Modelling Approach

Malloch, M., Shapiro, J., Hitch, G., Culpin, V. & Towse, J. (1995) Temporal Grouping Effects in Immediate Verbal Memory: A Combined Experimental Modelling Approach, Language and Cognitive Processes, 10, pp. 401 - 405