Rachel Lewis

Dr Rachel Lewis is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, who works both as an academic (in the role of Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology at Kingston Business School) and as a practitioner (co-director of Affinity Health at Work, a niche occupational health psychology research consultancy). Rachel and colleague’s research and work aims to humanise the workplace by improving levels of employee health, wellbeing and engagement, and enhancing people management and leadership skills. She has worked extensively in the field of resilience, most recently in an ongoing project focused at enhancing resilience in Prison Officers. Rachel is passionate about promoting evidence based practice and does this by taking a rigorous approach that builds and gathers both academic research and practitioner expertise. Her research and practice have been multi-award winning, and Rachel holds both the British Psychological Society and Division of Occupational Psychology Practitioner of the Year awards. She has contributed to the development of guidance materials used within organisations and provided by bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, ACAS and the Health and Safety Executive, written articles for both peer reviewed academic and trade publications, and co-authored and edited three books, one (written with Emma Donaldson-Feilder and Joanna Yarker) based on their research on ‘Management Competencies for Preventing and Reducing Stress at Work’, which was awarded ‘Practitioner book of the Year’ by the British Psychological Society.

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