Amanda Callen

BA, MSc, CPsychol FRSA

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Senior Research Fellow

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Amanda joined IES as a Research Fellow in 2014. Her principal research interests are in wellbeing, performance and human behaviour in the workplace, along with organisational behaviour and safety. As an HCPC registered occupational psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, Amanda has over 20 years of experience of managing consultancy projects and providing advice, resources and evidence-based processes to clients across the public and private sector.

At IES, Amanda carries out quantitative and qualitative research for HR, European and UK policy clients, including constructing and analysing surveys, conducting interviews, analysing data and completing literature reviews. She is involved with projects on employee engagement, the evaluation of workplace wellbeing interventions for Blue Light services, benchmarking best practice in digital literacy and the pilot of an online 360° engaging manager tool. Other IES projects have included work on organisational behaviour, safety benchmarking and benefits realisation.


1991 Hatfield Polytechnic MSc, Occupational Psychology
1989 University of Sussex BA Hons, Social Psychology


2000- Director, OPC Assessment Ltd  
2000-2014 Independent Occupational Psychologist  
1995-2000 Managing Psychologist, The Occupational Psychology Centre Ltd  
1994-1995 Principal Psychologist, Home Office  
1992-1995 Psychologist, British Railways Board  



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