Dr Nicholas Beecroft BSc MBBS MRCPsych MBA RCDS
Dr Nicholas Beecroft is a military psychiatrist and a Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies. He is author of ‘Analyze West,’ the ‘New Magna Carta’ and ‘Future of Western Civilization’ series.
His work on the psychological and cultural dimensions of international relations and conflict has included advising British ministers on the psychology of foreign policy and influence; working with the British Embassy in Damascus to provide a psychological analysis and strategy to improve relations between Britain and Syria; helping facilitate track-two diplomacy between diplomats from NATO, China and Asian powers on security, nuclear proliferation and space weaponisation; influencing the British Council to change Public Diplomacy strategy towards one based on identity, values and relationships; and advising the German Government and the British-German Council on public diplomacy. He has given evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on psychological counterterrorism strategy; been a member of the UK Defence Academy Advanced Research and Assessment Groups on Media, Military & Foreign Policy and Engaging the Islamic World; written a report for the Home Office on promoting a healthy debate on Britishness, values, identity and integration; advised the Conservative Party on British-Russian relations and soft power.
He has consulted in ‘Organic Leadership,’ aligning strategy and leadership with human nature, including with McKinsey & Co, NHS, BP, Cable & Wireless and Johannesburg Council. He pioneered the use of Authentic Outcome Measures.
He graduated in Medicine from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School and has a BSc. in Psychology from UCL and a diploma from the Institute of Group Analysis, and an MBA from London Business School. He helped to establish the UK’s first Department of Organisational Psychiatry at King’s College, London where he taught postgraduate students. He is experienced in transformational strategic and personal coaching.