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I am an Organisational Psychologist at the Alliance Manchester Business School, within the PMO department. My research is currently focusing on regulatory decision making and cognitive biases in safety inspectors.

I a Chartered Psychologist and also hold the BPS in Test Use qualification, qualified to test and administer Occupational, Personality and Ability psychometric tests. I also have first-hand experience in recruitment and selection processes in my previous roles within Financial Services.


I have a keen interest in organisational behaviour/psychology, particularly around the use of technology in virtual and hybrid workplaces.

Following the explosion in home working during the pandemic, my PhD research focused on how virtual meetings may affect remote workers' experiences of work-family conflict, job satisfaction and performance. I focused on how virtual meetings may increase the perceptions of technostress in remote workers (i.e. feeling overwhelmed by the amount of online interactions encroaching personal time or that it was making work more complex. 

I have worked on additional research projects since looking at how employees have adapted to new ways of working since the pandemic, with a focus on hybrid work in particular. 

Prior to embarking on my academic journey, I gained extensive experience in business development and consultancy within the UK financial services sector. My professional experiences inspired my academic research, which led me to where I am now. 

Methodological knowledge

I have experience in quantitative, including advanced methods such as Structural Equation Modelling. I also have experience in using qualitative methods such as interviews and audio methods of data collection. 


I have experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, using both face-to-face and online teaching methods. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, "Remind me; where do I work?" Remote working during a time of change; a technostress perspective, University of Leeds

Master in Science, Management, University of Leeds

Master of Arts, MA in Social Research (Interdisciplinary), University of Leeds

External positions

Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School

Nov 2022Aug 2023

Research Assistant, Leeds University Business School

Jun 2022Sept 2022

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Thomas Ashton Institute
  • Work and Equalities Institute


  • Technostress
  • Remote Work
  • Hybrid work
  • work-family conflict


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