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Rachel is an award winning registered occupational psychologist, specialising in work, health and well-being. Her work focuses on understanding how those working in inherently stressful and difficult occupations and job roles, continue to do what they do. Rachel works in a job share arrangement with Dr Jo Yarker

Together, Jo and Rachel have developed the innovative Professional Doctorate in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London designed to engage practitioners in evidence-based practice and supervise practice-led research across the field. Jo and Rachel are also Directors of Affinity Health at Work, a thriving consultancy and research group.

With a particular interest in stress and mental health, Jo and Rachel research and advise on health and wellbeing strategy, prevention and risk assessment, leadership and management development and absence management. They have worked with a number of public and private organisations and institutions across many sectors and their research has been funded by the HSE, CIPD, BITC, DWP, ESRC, Mental Health Foundation, Cancer Research UK and ISOS Foundation. They have authored more than 150 articles, book chapters, research reports and evidence-based guides and toolkits and present frequently at professional and industry conferences.

Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis

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