Mark Batey PhD CPsychol AFBPs

Dr Mark Batey is a highly published researcher in creativity, but with executive education and consulting experience across industries and geography.

Mark is the academic lead for the Manchester Leadership Programme, the University of Manchester’s premier leadership training programme and academic director of the Manchester Leadership Development Programme, Leadership Essentials Programme and Creativity & Innovation Essential Programme.

Mark is widely published on the subject of creativity and is the associate editor of the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving and an editorial board member for the APA Journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. He is one of the most published researchers in creativity of recent years.  His latest study, the #Creativity & Innovation in the GCC Research Programme ( seeks to understand the drivers and barriers to creativity and innovation in the unique context of the Gulf.

Sought by the media, Mark has featured in outlets that include BBC TV, Online and Radio, FT, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Moscow Times, Forbes, Gulf News, South China Post and Wall Street Journal.

Mark has delivered keynote speeches and master classes to organisations such as Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Association for Coaching, Forbes, National Outsourcing Association, ARADO, APSCO and the Association of Business Psychologists.

He has worked with organisations that include Al-Futtaim, AB InBev, Bank of America, Bao Steel, BBC, BP, Channel 4, Chinese Ministry of Finance, Endsleigh Insurance, Group 4 Securicor, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, JC Decaux, Johnson & Johnson, NHS, Rolls-Royce, Sony Music Entertainment, SyCo TV, Tabuk Pharmaceuticals, TECOM, Tesco, Thales, Zain and Zurich.

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