Author Archives: Dr Antonia Dietmann, AFBPsS, C.Psychol

Dr Antonia Dietmann is Head of People Capability at HM Courts & Tribunals Service (part of the Ministry of Justice). She has previously been Head of Employee Engagement supporting employees through the largest reform of the courts system in history. Early experiences researching workplace bullying amongst teachers and sexual harassment in the Armed Forces impressed upon her the negative impact of working relationships gone wrong. As such, she is passionate about the fundamental need for meaningful work relationships as a key driver of successful business outcomes. To enable this, Antonia brings psychological evidence and creativity together to deliver sustainable interventions at a large scale. These draw on 15 years’ experience as an Occupational Psychologist with expertise in research, wellbeing, individual and organisational development. During this time Antonia has also been Chair of the UK’s Division of Occupational Psychology (part of the British Psychological Society). In recognition of her high-quality work on inclusion at the Department for Work & Pensions, Antonia was awarded the UK’s Occupational Psychology 2017 Practitioner of the Year. She has also won the Association of Business Psychology’s Excellence in Employee Engagement award for developing HMCTS’ people proposition. Antonia has worked in three of the ‘big five’ government Departments, all of which were undergoing major organisational transformation, after starting her career at the University of Sheffield and Rolls-Royce. In 2019 she was awarded a doctorate in occupational and business psychology for her research on ‘chatting’ at work and its impact on working relationships, performance, and loneliness.