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Dr Volker Patent
Dr Volker Patent holds a position as lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Open University, where he is Employability lead for Psychology. He obtained his PhD in 2015 from the Open University. He is a Chartered Psychologist and has held faculty positions at Bedfordshire University and worked freelance as a trainer, consultant and assessment specialist in industry. He is also a practising life coach and Firewalking instructor. His research interests focus on trust and personality, trust in selection/recruitment, mentoring and coaching, trust in individual and organisational decision-making and trust in politics.
His research appears in the British Journal of Social Work, in Searle & Skinner (2011) Trust in Human Resource Management, and he has had conference papers accepted at FINT, EAWOP ENESER, and the International Congress on Assessment Center Methods.
Volker Patent and Rosalind Searle (2019-10-11) Qualitative meta-analysis of propensity to trust measurement, In Journal of Trust Research 2(9)
Rosalind H. Searle and Volker Patent (2013-09-01) Recruitment, Retention and Role Slumping in Child Protection: The Evaluation of In-Service Training Initiatives, In British Journal of Social Work 6(43)
Anthea Maria Elisabeth Wilson and Volker Patent (2011-06) Trusted to care: role of trust in mentoring, Edward Elgar