Georgie Akehurst


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Research Officer

Georgie joined IES as a Research Intern in September 2019 before becoming a Research Officer in March 2020. Her main interests include mental health and wellbeing at work, equality and diversity issues and social mobility.

Georgie completed both her Undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Sussex, and has used a range of qualitative skills, including participant observation, interviews and focus groups, in addition to quantitative skills to explore bereavement, trauma, wellbeing at work, teamwork in manual-labour oriented occupations and personal values and perception of criminal activity during her studies. Georgie also draws upon her experience of working in the online health sector, managing mental health programmes offering mindfulness, pain management and meditation exercises.

Since being at IES, Georgie has worked on a range of UK consultancy and policy projects on mental health training, employee experience, social mobility, careers training, construction skills training and health-led employment trials.


2019 University of Sussex MSc Social Research Methods
2018 University of Sussex BA, Sociology


2019‑2020 Research Intern, Institute for Employment Studies 
2017 - 2019 Research Office Intern / Client Services, Wellmind Media

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