Claudia Plowden Roberts

BSc, MSc

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Research Fellow

Claudia joined IES as a Research Officer in September 2021. Her main interests include equality and diversity issues, specifically neurodiversity in the workplace, and youth employment.

Claudia has experience of working in the charity sector, where she worked with Higher Education institutions to promote the importance of work experience for Psychology students and graduates.

Claudia recently completed a Masters degree in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Surrey. During her studies she used a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods and skills to explore job crafting and co-worker relationships amongst other topics. She has experience of collecting questionnaire data, conducting interviews and carrying out extensive literature reviews. Claudia has a good understanding of current workplace issues and HR policies.

At IES, Claudia is working on a range of project teams focussing on improving employment and education policies and practices.


2021 University of Surrey MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology
2016 University of Hull BSc Psychology


2017 - 2020 Partnerships Manager SLV Global
2016-2017 Customer and Technical Support  Waverly Borough Council

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