Sirkka Jarlvik

PhD student


My research reflects my interest in employee wellbeing, which I discovered during my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia. I thereafter completed my MSc in Occupational Psychology in London, where my interest developed into a passion for employee engagement and motivation and how this influences mental wellbeing. During my time as a Business Psychologist within the aviation industry in the Middle East, I got introduced to a high-risk organisation and became fascinated about how the work environment and social support in particular influences the wellbeing of employees in high-risk occupations. After my PhD in Organisational Health and Wellbeing I am hoping to be able to continue with research within the fields of employee engagement, motivation and wellbeing and to finish my Chartership training to become a registered Occupational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.