Dermot’s expertise is in social psychology and in particular the key factors in managing and harnessing an organisation’s reputation. He began his career at the business think-tank “Tomorrow’s Company” as a senior researcher where he focused on identifying key reputational attributes to sustain the organisations’ of the future.
A Trinity graduate (BA in Business, Economics and Social Studies) with and a MSc in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dermot then joined the Cambridge University Programme for Industry (CPI) where he managed the research for the UK Government backed Business Taskforce for Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Dermot left the CPI to set up a centre for business and social enterprise, culminating in the founding of “The Hub Kings Cross” in October 2008. He has supported the development of over 100 new social ventures in the UK by offering them a space to work, meet, connect and be inspired. He was subsequently named as one of the UK’s Future 100 young entrepreneurs in 2008.
Dermot has written articles on sustainability and social enterprise for a range of publications including the European Business Review, Ethical Corporation and the Guardian. His knowledge of organisational psychology and social responsibility is a key benefit for all employee engagement projects.