Jo Silvester

Deputy dean, University of Exeter Business School, UK

Jo Silvester is deputy dean at University of Exeter Business School. Before that, she held a position as deputy dean and professor of psychology at Cass Business School, City University of London. Silvester is an organisational psychologist who specialises in the assessment and development of leaders in public, private and political organisations. For the past decade, professor Silvester has studied political leaders and predictors of political effectiveness. Other research interests include diversity and leadership emergence in investment banking, leadership and political effectiveness, and cognitive and behavioural predictors of empathy judgements.