Dr. David Lawlor

Dr. David Lawlor


David Lawlor is a social scientist and professional partner of the Tavistock Institute.

David is the co-author with Mannie Sher of An Introduction to Systems Psychodynamics 
Consultancy Research and Training, which provides an introduction to systems psychodynamic theory and its application to organisational consultancy, research and training. David was formerly a Consultant Social Worker at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, where he was the Head of the Social Work Discipline and a member of the Senior Management Team. David trained in organisational consultancy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic. He works as an organisational consultant and coach and helps organisations learn and develop through training and consultancy interventions. He works with the technical and emotional challenges involved in implementing change.

David has a PhD in the evaluation of Tavistock consultancy and an MSc in Human Resource Development from London South Bank University Business School. Together with Mannie Sher, a Principal Consultant/Researcher at the Tavistock Institute, he co-directs Organisational Consultancy: Working with Dynamics, a professional development course.




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