Research, evaluation and development

The Research, Evaluation and Development (RED) team is part of the Defence Leadership Centre (DLC) at the Defence Academy. The team comprises occupational psychologists and specialist academic researchers who are responsible for ensuring our programmes and courses are always founded on the most reliable and current research in the fields of leadership and management development. Additionally, the team supports an executive coaching matching service, manages the Sponsored Research Programme and can also provide a leadership and organisational systems research capability.

Take a look below at what the team can offer you.


The team concentrates on researching and investigating the trends and themes affecting leaders and organisations today, whilst horizon scanning to identify the critical issues of the future. The team can be available for commissioned research and have established relationships with key institutions and acknowledged professionals in the leadership sphere. The team also manages the sponsored research programme.

Evaluation and development

Our small but dedicated team of occupational psychologists provide significant value and credibility to the DLC through the application of their expert level knowledge, theory and experience of leadership and management development. They support a number of our programmes here at Shrivenham, with current expertise and speciality available in the following areas:

  • leadership research
  • strategic and senior leadership development
  • talent management
  • systems theories and diagnostics
  • training and educational needs analysis
  • training and educational evaluation analysis
  • psychometric testing and reporting
  • self-awareness and individual differences

The team can provide advice and guidance on tailoring any of these services to meet the requirements of the customer. However, this small team of specialists is often in high demand, so availability can be limited. Notwithstanding, if you are interested, please 'Contact us' and we will be in touch.