Evening Consulting Event

Insight to consulting as a career from different perspectives. Ever wondered how people get into consulting?

This Evening Career Event is designed to provide an opportunity to learn the realities of “consulting” from three different perspectives.  Our three speakers, please see Biographies for details, have both a breadth and depth of experience of working in consulting both for organisations and as an independent consultant.

The event also includes a designated opportunity for delegates to meet the speakers and ask questions on a one-to-one.  All three speakers are very amenable people so please do take advantage of this opportunity.

This event is an opportunity to hear consulting experts speak about their experience in terms of:

1. Their career journey before they became consultants;
2. Their experience of the world of consulting;
3. Their view of the realities of consulting, in very different fields;
4. Hints and tips for those considering consulting as a career option, either as something you might wish to do; full-time after PhD graduation; or part-time in combination with another role after PhD graduation; at some point in the future.


Date: Wednesday November 23rd

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Venue: Peter Williams Lecture Theatre

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Tim Stimpson


Tim Stimpson is a former Leicester, England, British and Irish Lions Rugby player. Tim is an Anthropology Graduate from Durham University and now heads a number of companies focussing on commercial and human performance. He feels passionately that we should do what we can to support others , and having Walked to the North Pole Last Year, Tim now donates a share of all the fees he earns to support grass root sports, schools and local charities



Bindi Dholakia CPsychol. AFBPsS


Bindi is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years consultancy experience in fair selection, assessment and leadership development.  She is currently running her own consultancy business as Director of Fairway Team Ltd.

Bindi has worked internationally and has developed expertise in the areas of assessment and selection, interviewing, developing people, and managing diversity.  She has a breadth of experience from job analysis, designing competency frameworks, assessing and selecting people at all levels, designing assessment solutions and exercises, coaching, development centre design and facilitation, and diversity/dignity at work training and design.  She is viewed as an effective facilitator and trainer, particularly in the areas of fair selection and diversity.

Bindi has worked with a wide range of clients which include: the Justice Appointments Commission, Bar Standards Board, Lloyds Banking Group, United Nations, Dell, DfES, KPMG, and The Olympic Delivery Authority.  Her approach is thorough yet pragmatic in order to deliver the most effective solutions for clients.

Bindi is a full member of the Division of Occupational Psychology within the British Psychological Society (BPS).  She has presented and published various papers on managing diversity and is co-author of the ‘Graduate Training Manual’, published by Gower in 2001.  Bindi lives in Oxfordshire with her Swedish husband and had two children, Asha and Isaac.



Heidi Wan


Heidi is currently a freelance market access consultant. Prior to freelancing, Heidi was a consultant at GfK Market Access. Before joining GfK Heidi completed her PhD in asthma research at the Institute for Lung Health, Leicester. Whilst pursuing her PhD degree, Heidi finished a 4-month Biotechnology YES-styled business programme, from which she gathered knowledge and skills in the healthcare business. She was invited as a guest speaker, representing the company, at the Career Symposium 2014 of the University of Leicester. Heidi obtained her first degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol with a year of pharmaceutical experience at Novartis."

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