Ellie is an enthusiastic postgraduate student and sports fanatic who studied Applied Psychology at Durham University. Ellie's dissertation looked at the impact of mental health disclosures within the workplace and the stigma related to it, in particular how this impacted follower’s perceptions of trust and relational transparency in their leader.
This research sparked Ellie's interest in understanding the barriers people face in opening up about their mental health and wellbeing, at work in particular, and drove her to pursue a Master’s in occupational psychology at Goldsmiths University in London.
The global pandemic has undoubtedly had a worldwide impact on our health and wellbeing, and Ellie's research will help discover how best to support employees during this difficult time. Ellie channels her love for sports into fundraising and charity work through team efforts and challenges, often signing up to crazy challenges like rowing a marathon or running 50 miles in a month, all in aid of campaigning to remove the stigma around mental health and to encourage an environment where everyone feels safe and supported with whatever difficulties they might be facing.
Ellie says, "when I first found out about Wellity and the amazing work they do, I knew that this was the perfect opportunity for me to show my enthusiasm and determination to make a positive impact on organisational health and wellbeing. I am delighted to be a part of their global solution that optimises employee mental health and wellbeing to transform working cultures and am looking forward to applying my evidence-based knowledge to design effective strategies and innovative solutions that enhance wellbeing and satisfaction at work. I am really excited to be working with the team at Wellity and look forward to applying my passion for psychology at work and enthusiasm within such a fantastic organisation!"