Dr Roxane Gervais

Occupational Psychologist

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Dr Roxane Gervais is an experienced Chartered Psychologist and Registered Occupational Psychologist, who specialises in occupational safety and health concerns. She provides expert evidence that relates to conditions of work-related mental health problems, including stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, overall well-being, and sleep, in adults, for civil proceedings.

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Dr Gervais is a Registered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC), a Chartered Psychologist (BPS), and a Chartered Scientist, with extensive years of experience working with adults with mental health problems across a range of occupational settings. She is employed at present as a Principal Psychologist in private practice focusing on occupational safety and health issues to promote safe and healthy work practices. In this context she works collaboratively with organisations and individuals using risk assessments, psychometric assessments, training and coaching to assess and provide bespoke agreed solutions for the raised concerns.

She has extensive experience providing psychological assessment, formulation and support to adults with different work-related mental health challenges. Dr Gervais is published widely with respect to occupational safety and health, in various media, including in peer-reviewed journals and speaks at a variety of local, national and international conferences.

Dr Gervais is trained and accredited in the use of psychometric assessments. These include those used to assess on personality, attitude, aptitude, emotional intelligence, and intelligence. She relates the respective assessment to the specific job requirements, and determines when it is appropriate to use psychological tests and when they should not be used. She is used to describing measures when these are used within the context of wider case formulation and in outlining descriptions of psychological functioning and behaviours. Her practice integrates the use of evidence-based models, including cognitive behavioural approaches, which support her conscientiousness and thoroughness in her approach to her practice.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Gervais has written psychological reports, based on psychometric testing and other relevant case information, for civil proceedings.

 

Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent

Cases undertaken

Conducting psychological assessments for civil proceedings for

  • The psychological impact of discrimination
  • Work-related mental ill health
  • Workability

Specialist assessments offered

  • Personality tests (e.g., Saville Consulting Wave, Prevue ICES, NEO PI-R, SOSIE, HUCAMA, PAPI 3) to assess and outline, e.g., strengths, talents and traits
  • Achievement tests to measure present proficiency, mastery and understanding of general and specific areas of knowledge
  • Attitude tests to evaluate beliefs and behaviours that inform decision-making and recognise differences
  • Aptitude tests to determine skill or inclination to thrive in a specific activity
  • Emotional intelligence profile to assess the capability to monitor and discriminate emotions and thereby guide thinking and actions
  • Intelligence tests to measure the capacity to make generalisations, to learn, and to deal with different situations
  • State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) to measure anger as an emotional situational response and as a dispositional quality
  • FIRO Element B to assess interpersonal behaviour at work across three areas: Inclusion, Control and Openness
  • The Resilience Questionnaire to assess capacity to adjust positively to continuous stressors, setbacks, challenges, and change, to attain and maintain effectiveness at an individual level

Publications

Dr Gervais has published more than 200 technical reports, guidance, book chapters, books, conference papers, academic articles, and practitioner articles. A sample of these are shown.

  • Gervais, R. L. (2022). Psychosocial aspects of the workplace. In K. Gardiner, D. Rees, A. Adisesh, D. Zalk, J. M. Harrington. Pocket Consultant: Occupational Health, 6th ed (pp. 224-248). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Gervais, R., van Tongeren, M., Carder, M., Seed, M., Iskandar, I., Fowler, K., Bryne, L. (2022). Presenting with work-related mental ill health in Great Britain: Exploring key contributors. Safety and Health at Work, 13, S309–S310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shaw.2021.12.1720
  • Gervais, R. L. (2021). Back to basics: Assessing leadership style using a standardised format. Assessment & Development Matters, 13(4), 18-22.
  • Gervais, R. L. (2021). Gender-sensitive interventions in the workplace: Examples from practice. In J Hassard, L. D. Torres (Eds.). Aligning Perspectives in Gender Mainstreaming: Gender, Health, Safety & Well-being (pp. 117-132), Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53269-7_7
  • Gervais, R. L., Poulter, C., Harriss, A., Greenberg, N., Kinman, G. (2020). Home Working and Display Screen Equipment (DSE) During Covid-19: Factsheet. Society of Occupational Medicine.
  • Gervais, R. L., Coomer, K., Greenberg, N., Harriss, A., Kinman, G., Pahl, N., Poulter, C., Stevenson, M., Tehrani, N. (2020). Sustaining Work-Relevant Mental Health Post COVID-19 Toolkit. Society of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Gervais, R. L. (2020). Mentoring and ethnic minorities: A much missed opportunity within organisations. In Y. Ade-Serrano, O. Nkansa-Dwamena (Eds.), Applied Psychology and Allied Professions Working with Ethnic Minorities (pp. 37–48). British Psychological Society.
  • Gervais, R. L. (2019). Women in senior management: Exploring the dynamics of diversity in attaining senior leadership positions. In M. McIntosh, H. C. Nicholas, A. Huq (Eds.), Leadership and Diversity in Psychology: Moving Beyond the Limits (pp.166-192), Routledge.
  • Thorpe, A., Gervais, R., Saunders, J., Baldwin, P., Stagg, S. (2018). In-cab air filtration in plant vehicles to control exposure to hazardous dust: quarry industry example. Health & Safety Executive. ttps://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1126.pdf
  • Gervais, R. L. (2018). A Review of the Literature on Safety Climate Interventions. Health & Safety Laboratory.
  • Gervais, R. L., Millear, P. (2016). Exploring Resources, Life-Balance and Well-Being of Women Who Work in a Global Context. (Eds.) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Gervais, R. L., Greaves, D., Lekka, C. (2016). Review of Regulations that focus on Chemicals: Assessing Operational staff, Dutyholders and Consultants’ Perceptions of these Regulations. Health & Safety Laboratory.
  • Gervais, R. L. (2016). Reviewing the Research on the Impact of Organisational Stress Interventions, including the Management Standards for Work-Related Stress. Health & Safety Laboratory.
  • Gervais, R. L., Millear, P. (2014). The well-being of women at work: the importance of resources across the life course. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27(4), 598-612. doi: 10.1108/JOCM-05-2014-0103
  • Gervais, R. L., Flaspöler, E., Hauke, A., Koppisch, D., Reinert, D., Koukoulaki, T., Vilkevicius, G., Martínez-Casariego, M. A., Baquero Martínez, M., González Lozar, L., Vega Martínez, S., López Riera, S., Carter, L., Leah, C., Hassard, J. (2013). Risks and Trends in the Safety and Health of Women at Work. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
  • Gervais, R. L., Buffet, M-A., Liddle, M., Eeckelaert, L., de Jong, T. (2013). Wellbeing at work: creating a positive work environment, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

Availability

Dr Gervais offers online and in person assessments. She can typically offer an appointment within two weeks, and can produce a report within fourteen working days following interview, having obtained all of the required documentation.

Qualifications and memberships

Qualifications

  • BSc. Sociology (Honours), 1990
  • MA Industrial/Organisational Psychology, 1996
  • PhD. Psychology, 2002
  • Accredited training completed in
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Registered Test User (Occupational, Ability, Personality)
    • Clinical skills for working with air crew
    • Advanced Certificate in Coaching Psychology
    • Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training
    • Certificate in Stress Management & Performance Coaching
    • Primary Certificate in Problem Focused Counselling, Coaching & Training
    • Cross-Examination Day – England and Wales
    • Criminal Law and Procedure – England and Wales

Memberships

  • Registered Occupational Psychologist (PYL27977), Health and Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  • Directory of Expert Witnesses, British Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Member, Psi Chi (The National Honour Society in Psychology)
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member, European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Member, Association for Coaching

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