Professor Jason Palframan

Jason is passionate about personal growth and development.

Jason is a chartered psychologist with a PhD in transpersonal and organisational psychology. He currently lectures in HRM and Social psychology at Athlone Institute of Technology and has previously worked in universities both in the UK and Ireland. He is a chartered member of both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In 2014, he was awarded his PhD for conducting research with great place to work (GPTW) organisations in Europe and how they foster workplace spirituality.
His research interests include employee engagement, the impact of HRM on spiritual wellbeing, workplace spirituality and person-organisation fit theory. He also has interests in constructivist psychology and qualitative methodologies such as interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA).

Jason frequently undertakes opportunities to update his industry knowledge and skills where he has worked as a HR management consultant with a number of multinational corporations and as a life and business coach. In particular, he has designed and delivered a number of personal development and leadership programmes to both the general public and senior executives across Europe and the Middle East. Jason regularly undertakes his own personal development work in areas such as holotropic breathwork, shamanic counselling and transpersonal depth work.

Jason is a founding & senior partner of 5ive global® Business and Education consultants. Jason is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also an NLP coach, NLP master practitioner and stress advisor. Jason started his career in Human Resources. In 2002 he moved into academia and had lectured to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of personal development, human resources management, business psychology and social psychology. He has also been the director of an executive MBA programme for 8 years.


Jason was awarded his PhD in Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University for research with a great place to work (GPTW) organisations in Europe and how they foster spirituality at work. Jason also holds an MBA from the University of Hull and both an MSc in Psychology (Liverpool John Moores University) and HRM (Open University).

Jason is passionate about personal growth and development. Over the past ten years, he has designed and delivered a number of personal development and leadership programmes to both the general public and senior executives across Europe and the Middle East. Jason regularly undertakes his own personal development work in areas such as holotropic breathwork, shamanic counselling and transpersonal depth work. Jason’s work is focused on promoting human potential, both individually and collectively in the workplace.
Jason’s skill set includes Employee engagement, Strategic HRM, mindfulness at work, neurofeedback for leaders, stress management, coaching, spirituality in the workplace, NLP at work, and Psychometrics (Level A & B).

Academic qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open University)
MBA (Hull University)
MSc (Liverpool John Moores University) Psychology
MSc (The Open University) Human Resource Management
PhD (Liverpool John Moores University) Business Psychology