Afshan Iqbal

Afshan Iqbal


Afshan is a PhD student at the Leeds University Business School, whose research is funded by the ESRC. After previously graduating from LUBS, Afshan went on to build a career in Financial Services. Afshan recently returned to pursue an academic career, whilst drawing upon the skills she developed during her time working in industry. 

Research interests

Afshan’s research interests are centred around the shift towards more virtual and remote working patterns. Understanding the challenges posed in creating team cohesion and maintaining an organisation’s culture within these environments. Afshan is also interested in exploring the use of technology in facilitating virtual working practices within organisations and the ability to achieve a healthier work-life balance amongst employees. 

Afshan is also interested in mental health and wellbeing in the virtual workplace – exploring feelings of isolation, loneliness and technostress. 


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - 1st Class
  • MSc Management - Distinction
  • MA Social Research (Interdisciplinary) - Distinction
  • BPS Test User: Occupational, Personality & Ability