About Fiona

2017-10-27 copyFiona Murden BSc, MA, MSc, CPsychol, AFBsS

Fiona is a British psychologist who has spent her career working with some of the worlds most successful business leaders and prominent people from across different industries.

Over the last 2 years she has combined this with a focus on sharing psychological principles with the general public. She is on a mission to use her knowledge and expertise to make our lives just a bit better, easier, and healthier. Fiona believes passionately that psychology can be an invaluable resource – part of an everyday toolkit we have available to help understand our own and others’ behaviour and positively influence it.

Fiona’s book ‘Defining You’ was published by Hodder & Stoughton in April 2018 in the UK and globally in July 2018. Since then she has been interviewed for Forbes, Psychologies Magazine, Red Magazine, contributed to research for the BBC, as well as articles for newspapers and blogs. She has also been a guest on a number of Podcasts e.g. Vitality Insurance, The Power Hour and radio programmes e.g. The Innovation Show.

Other written work by Fiona includes a recent medical paper with Professor Peter Brennan discussing emotional resilience in healthcare. She also co-authored a paper with Professor Peter Kinderman, President of the BPS and Policy Advisor Kathryn Scott entitled ‘Making Better Decisions: How understanding our psychology can stop us falling into the bias trap.’  which was presented at all of the political party conferences in October 2016.  Her chapter ‘The Brains Behind Business: Cutting Edge Neuroscientific Research and it’s Application to Business Psychology’ was published in Business Psychology in Action. She also wrote a scientific paper as a result of her Masters research in 2006 entitled Age, Aerobic Fitness, Executive Function, and Episodic Memory which is published in the European Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Fiona is a lively, articulate and engaging presenter. Her public speaking appearances include the Institute of Directors, Selfridges & Co., The Cabinet Office and The Royal College of Surgeons as well as speaking to broader audiences at Red’s Smart Women’s Week, The EY Foundation, at Universities and Schools. She has Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Warwick University, a Business Masters from Warwick University Business School and a Master of Science in Psychology, gained with distinction, from The University of London. Fiona is a Chartered Psychologist, fellow of the British Psychological Society, author and public speaker and MD of a Psychology Consultancy called Aroka Ltd.


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