Meet the Author - In Conversation with Hilary Scarlett, author of Neuroscience for Organisational Change

Understanding how employee’s brains work is a win-win for organisations.  It enables them to build cultures that help people become more innovative, productive, engaged and more empathetic.  Victoria Waller, Acting Head of Leadership at the Home Office, will share the platform with Hilary Scarlett, author of Neuroscience for Organisational Change, to discuss her successful experience of bringing neuroscience into the workplace. 

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  • About Hilary Scarlett
    Hilary Scarlett


    Hilary’s work has spanned Europe, the US and Asia and concentrates on the development of people-focused change programmes and employee engagement. Hilary regularly works with leadership teams in the private and public sectors to help them build resilience and introduce change efficiently and effectively. She designed and delivers leadership and applied neuroscience masterclasses for Senior Civil Servants in the UK. She has won various global awards for her work in employee engagement and change management.

    Hilary holds an MA from Cambridge University, has a post-graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisation Development and Change and is an accredited executive coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management. Hilary qualified with Distinction at the NeuroLeadership Institute in the application of neuroscience to leadership, change, motivation and performance. Hilary has since been working with neuroscientists at University College London to apply cognitive neuroscience to practical management tools.

    Hilary regularly writes and speaks on managing change, leadership and employee engagement. Her book Neuroscience for Organizational Change - an evidence-based, practical guide to managing change was published in February 2016 and was widely praised. 

  • About Victoria Waller

    Vicky Waller, is Head of Leadership at the Home Office, helping to forge the leadership strategy and direction for an organisation undergoing rapid, systemic and cultural change . A key component of her current work is to support the most senior leaders in the organisation grasp the scale and impact change will have on the way the workforce must be led in the future, developing a transformational and bespoke development ‘pathway’ focused on leadership insight, impact and transformation and rooted in neuroscience of leadership principles.

    Previously Vicky has developed and implemented a number of corporate leadership and management programmes delivering to an excess of 3,000 staff in 3 years and forming a central element of the Home Office skills strategy. Vicky also mentors women of high potential across government. 

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