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21st October 2015

Introducing our new interns, Sarah and Clare!

A big welcome to Sarah and Clare who recently joined the team at Impact Consulting.

Here you can learn a bit about them :):

Sarah Lavin

Assistant Psychologist

Sarah has a background in HR working in both the public and private sectors, including most recently at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).  She has experience of resourcing, learning and development, staff surveys and project management. Sarah obtained her British Psychological Society accredited BSc  in Psychology at the University of Manchester and undertook an MSc in Organisational Psychology at the University of Manchester’s highly renowned Manchester Business School.  Throughout her studies, Sarah has enjoyed conducting research projects and for her MSc  dissertation, she looked at the relationship quality between managers and staff and how this impacts on staff motivation, commitment, turnover intentions and job satisfaction.

Sarah is qualified in Test user Occupational Personality and Ability (Formerly Level A and B) (BPS accredited) and is therefore competent in administering, scoring and providing written and verbal feedback regarding the results of psychometric ability tests and personality questionnaires, for personnel selection and development.

Sarah is a keen runner and recently achieved a personal best over 10km at the local City of Salford 10k.

Clare Middleton

Assistant Psychologist

Clare has experience working in HR, specifically resourcing. This involved carrying out interviews and planning assessment centres. Clare completed her British Psychological Society accredited degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Plymouth in 2012, and then after gaining some work experience went on to complete her MSc in Occupational Psychology at the University of Nottingham (BPS accredited). Clare is qualified in Test user Occupational Personality and Ability (Formerly known as Level A and B) (BPS accredited), and carried out her dissertation on the effect of collaborative disposition on Organisational Citizenship Behaviour, and the influence of workplace empowerment on this relationship. Clare is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Occupational Psychology.

Clare has a specific interest in selection and assessment and coaching and is keen to develop on these skills and other areas and apply her knowledge practically. Outside of work you will either find Clare in the kitchen baking or out on walks in the countryside.