Gavin Weeks

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Gavin is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and is a tutor and faculty on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme – one of the leading open leadership development programmes in the world.

Gavin also works with Thompson Harrison, a London-based leadership and organisational development consultancy, where he designs and facilitates leadership programmes, coaches individuals, and works with senior leadership teams, often around culture and purpose. He is particularly interested in vitality: helping leaders to sustain energy, engagement, and growth in a fast-changing context. He uses these principles in leadership programmes and with coaching clients.

Gavin’s career began in clinical psychology, initially in the National Health Service. Alongside this he had a private clinical practice, facilitated resilience programmes in organisations, and worked as a performance psychologist within professional sports. He joined SABMiller in 2012 and was responsible for executive assessment and development within the global Talent Management team, with a particular focus on managing complexity. He left SABMiller in 2017 to work independently and as an associate of Thompson Harrison.

Gavin has a doctorate (PsychD) in Clinical Psychology, from Surrey University, an MSc in Neuropsychology and BSc in Psychology, both from University College, London.


Gavin is currently working on research projects related to energy, strategic leadership challenges, and the effectiveness of leadership learning.


Gavin is a tutor and faculty on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme. His teaching is focused on energy and vitality. He has also taught on custom programme’s for clients on the leadership challenges of complexity and technological change.