Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 85 5565
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Occupational Psychology
PGCert Research Methods
PGCert in Learning and Teaching in HE
BPS Test User Occupational Ability
BPS Test User Occupational Personality
- Teaching and research
Teaching and research
- Occupational and Business Psychology
- Coaching Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Psychology Research Project Supervision
My research interests are in the area of career development and success. Specifically, I am interested in what success means to individuals and how they achieve it. My recent research has focused on exploring gender and occupational context in this area.
- Professional Bodies
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)
BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Associate Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Solowiej, K., Tsvetanova, A., Hartnett, J. & Muse, K. (2016). Embedding Employability in Non-vocational Undergraduate Courses: A Reflection on Practice Across the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester.Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. ISSN 2024-8032
Steele, C., Solowiej, K., Sands, H., Bicknell, A. (2014). Occupational Psychology. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
Solowiej, K. (2014). Experiences of participating in an occupational themed symposium; a case study of males in two female-dominated occupations, are organisational interventions helping or hindering males to achieve career success as they define it? OP Matters. 21, 42-43.
Solowiej, K. (2013). Career success of males in female-dominated occupations. OP Matters. 20, 52-54.
Upton, D., Mason, V., Solowiej, K., et al. (2011)The experience of burnout across surgical specialties in the UK: a cross-sectional survey. Surgery. (35)
Solowiej, K., Upton, P., Upton D. (2010) A scheme to support recruitment and retention of allied health professionals to hard to fill posts in rural areas. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 17 (10), 545-552
Solowiej, K., Upton, P., Upton, D. (2010) Supporting the transition from student to practitioner: a scheme to support the development of newly qualified health practitioners. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 17 (9), 494-503.
Rees-Davies, L. & Solowiej, K. (2017). Helping your client achieve their goal: psychological frameworks for change. Workshop session at the annual Welsh Coaching Conference (Cardiff), March 2017.
Solowiej, K., Tsvetanova, A., Ginwalla, A. & Hartnett, J. (2016). How is employability embedded in the psychology curriculum at the University of Worcester? Paper presentation at the annual University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, April 2016.
Solowiej, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., & Steele, C. (2016). Reconceptualising Career Success for Males in two Female-dominated Occupations: A Case Study of Primary School Teaching and University Administration. Paper presentation at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference (Nottingham), January 2016
Steele, C., Mundy, D., Bicknell, A., Maclay, S. & Solowiej, K. (2016). Defence Trainer Capability (DTC) Workplace Trainer Culture. Paper presentation at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference (Nottingham), January 2016.
Solowiej, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., & Steele, C. (2014). Understanding career success from employee and organisational perspectives: A case study of males in two female-dominated occupations. Paper presentation at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference (Brighton), January 2014.
Solowiej, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J, & Steele, C. (2013). A case study of males in two female-dominated occupations; are organisational interventions helping or hindering males to achieve career success as they define it? Oral presentation at PsyPAG 28th Annual Conference (Lancaster), July 2013.
Solowiej, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., et al. (2012) A case study of career success: male employees in female-dominated occupations. Oral presentation at Gender, Work & Organizations Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 2012.
Solowiej, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., et al. (2012) Career success of males in two public sector, female-dominated occupations. Poster presented at BPS Annual Conference, April 2012.
Solowiej, K. (2011) Career success of males in female-dominated occupations. Poster presentation at University of Worcester Research Student Conference, April 2011.
Solowiej, K. (2010) The prevalence of burnout amongst surgeons in the UK.
Poster presented at Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Annual Conference, July 2010, Sheffield Hallam University.
Solowiej, K. (2010) Evaluation of the allied health professions (AHP) support and development scheme: newly qualified practitioners (NQPs).
Oral presentation at NHS Education for Scotland, Benefits & Challenges event, June 2010, University of Stirling.
Solowiej, K. (2010) An evaluation of a pilot scheme to promote the recruitment, retention and career development of newly qualified health professionals (NQPs) in NHSScotland.
Poster presented at BPS Postgraduate Occupational Psychology Conference, January 2010, Brighton.
Solowiej, K. (2009) Evaluation of the allied health professions support and development scheme. Oral presentation at NHS Education for Scotland, AHP Support and Development Scheme Closing Event, October 2009, Edinburgh.
- External Responsibilities