Research Fellow, Organisational Psychology

Email:
M.Johal@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 343 0301
Categories:
Academic, Management, Socio-Technical Centre (STC), Staff, Workplace Behaviour Research Centre (WBRC)
Location:
2.22 Charles Thackrah Building
Profile

Qualifications

M.Sc. Organizational Psychology
M.Sc. Psychology
B.A.(hons) Business & Financial Services
Diploma in Corporate Banking
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Experience

Mandip has worked as a researcher at the Socio-Technical Centre since March 2014. She is working on a project which will support and evaluate the social elements of the Rolls Royce Engineering System. Prior to this Mandip worked as a researcher for an organisational psychology consultancy where she worked on two projects; she undertook research in Transport for London to help improve employee health behaviours and she also worked on a project that looked at how to create sustainable engagement and wellbeing within organisations such as the NHS, University of Leeds and Npower.

Mandip achieved her undergraduate degree in Business and Financial services as part of which she secured a one year marketing internship at Xerox. After graduating she worked in relationship management and business development in corporate banking for Lloyds TSB where she was given an achievement award for her work on a research project. Whilst working at Lloyds TSB Mandip became interested in the role of psychology in the workplace after attending a psychology training course. She subsequently worked as a marketing manager for a rapidly growing online retailer where she was responsible for online marketing, creating sponsorship deals and organising exhibitions. As the company expanded Mandip became responsible for staff recruitment which gave her further exposure to the area of organisational psychology and led her to pursue her Masters’ degrees in psychology. 

Mandip is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, a General Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology and is working towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Her research interests include leadership, engagement and well-being, organisational culture and human-machine interaction.

Publications

Conference papers

Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics International Conference 2016 - Communicating organisational change: Effects of message framing and usability on attitudes to organisational change

2015 Division of Occupational Psychology Conference - How transformational leadership impacts employee outcomes: Culture and commitment

Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics International Conference 2015 – Usability Preference: Effectiveness of paired-comparison and card-sorting methods

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