TASLIM THARANI https://www.linkedin.com/in/taslimtharani/
Taslim Tharani is an organisational psychologist, coach and trainer. She combines her interest in research with her consultancy skills in the areas of equity, justice, diversity and inclusion; health and wellbeing at work; leadership development and career decision making. Tas excels at creating psychologically safe and culturally inclusive spaces enabling opportunities for transformative dialogue and change. She draws upon her exceptional facilitation skills, working across multiple sectors and industries. Tas values connection, contribution, integrity and authenticity, effectively combining a ‘human’ approach with the evidence-base psychology is grounded within. Tas is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) where she was previously co-chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) conference. Tas also volunteers for the Ismaili Community and is a co-founding member of The Centre for Psychology at Work.
Vicki is an Associate Professor of Occupational and Organisational Psychology at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne where she has worked for over 14 years. Vicki is passionate about careers, having embarked on a career in occupational psychology over 20 years ago with the vision of helping people to enjoy work and have fulfilling careers. Having always lived in the North East of England (with no intention to leave!) Vicki has had to carve a career in occupational psychology, following her own path and creating and shaping roles. She cares deeply about the employability of masters’ students and their experiences post-graduation and because of this completed a professional doctorate in the area to really support those looking to work in this field. With over 20 years of experience in supporting individuals in their careers, Vicki is excited to be a founding member of the Centre of Psychology at Work and continue to support individuals to thrive in a field which has real value to individuals and organisations
JOH FOSTER https://www.linkedin.com/in/johfoster/
Joh is an organisational psychologist and change specialist, working in a large retail HQ environment on the UK's South coast. Having completed her BSc and MSc aged 33 and 36 respectively, Joh's experience as a mature student was frustrating, with a lack of realistic opportunities for career transitioners into the world of occupational psychology. Joh's discussions in the wider community revealed that she was not alone, leading to her becoming a founding member of the Centre of Psychology at Work. Described by her peers as passionate, loyal, and refreshingly honest, Joh's desire is to champion those with less conventional stories in using psychology in the workplace. Through CentPsychWork, Joh hopes to improve access to support for those in the future talent pipeline, remove the mystique around the profession, and elevate the voices of all those who apply psychology to improve working environments
BETH MCMANUS https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethclaremc/
Beth is a creative northerner from Manchester UK, driven by her value of authenticity and a desire to help others to be human at work. Her co-founders describe her as logical, principled, considerate, kind and inclusive. Her super power is connection - connecting the dots between people, places, disciplines and situations.
Beth’s connection to CentPsychWork comes from a desire to open the curtains, allowing anyone with a seed of curiosity to peep backstage and see the magic psychology brings to work first hand. She is passionate about building professional community over competition, creating opportunities for individual success and collective growth.
Based in the West Midlands Sabrina is a wife and mother in a neurodiverse family. Sabrina applies regular self-care through reading and walking outdoors to experience a healthy blend of work and life. Her co-founders describe her as empathetic, calm and self-motivated with boundless compassion and integrity.
As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Sabrina transitioned into Organisational Psychology to continue to make a positive impact, one individual at a time. Sabrina is passionate about mental health, wellbeing and neurodiversity and is a regular volunteer supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools, local University students and mental health charities.
PAVNEET KHURANA https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavneetkhurana/
Pavneet is an Organisational Psychologist and a campaigner for inclusion, with a successful startup under her belt. Combined, these labels enable her to bridge together research and practice, helping businesses to evolve and scale by bringing their identities to life through their people. To do this practically, she has created a unique blend of Marketing with Psychology to problem-solve and stimulate storytelling for change... and now proudly represents People + Culture change-makers, Unleashed.
The fire in Pavneet burns bright when she is challenging inequities, which is where her connection to CentPsychWork is embedded. But the journey into the profession hasn’t been easy, so she is determined to enable all those who wish to discover psychology at work to walk with confidence, pride and with a strong + supportive community backing them.
INGRID COVINGTON https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingrid-covington-cpsychol-b393758/
Believing that the global challenges we face cannot be addressed through single disciplinary approaches, Ingrid is an accomplished practitioner of sharing research and good practices, and fostering inter-disciplinary connections. She connects people, diverse ideas, multiple perspectives, and purpose to strengthen the connective tissue of organizations and communities. Ingrid is a Chartered Psychologist (HCPC registered), Qualified Executive Coach, a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, SIOP, EAWOP and Project S.A.F.E. She has two decades of experience in industries and sectors from Finance to International Organizations (NATO). She received Practitioner of the Year Award (2010) by The British Psychological Society (BPS), Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) and served as DOP Strategy Convenor and Conference Chair for a decade and was a Research Fellow at Birkbeck for 2 years. She is a reviewer for the BPS Professional Development Centre and a member of the EAWOP Conference Organizing Committee.
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