Amanda Wallis2020-05-28T14:47:45+12:00

AMANDA WALLIS

Research Assistant

BA, BSc(Hons)

Amanda Wallis

Amanda assists with Umbrella’s research and development programme, drawing on experience with psychology research about behaviour change to identify patterns from Umbrella Wellbeing Assessment data, as well as generating Umbrella research reports and articles.

Amanda works within the research and development team to ensure that Umbrella continues to provide evidence-based and methodologically rigorous assessments of wellbeing in the workplace. She uses her recent training in research methodology and psychology to offer fresh perspectives to our team. Umbrella believes in sharing and making our wellbeing insights accessible to New Zealanders. Amanda helps by translating our findings and current research into summaries that are easily digested by businesses, organisations, individuals, and industry experts.

Amanda graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (Honours). Alongside her part-time work with Umbrella, Amanda is also finishing her doctoral degree in psychology. Amanda has tutored extensively and practised as a research assistant for multiple research networks. She has also interned in the public sector using her psychology background to improve organisational development practices. Her PhD research earned her a Fulbright Graduate Award which sent her to the USA as an ambassador of New Zealand for one year while she continued to study towards her PhD.

Amanda’s experiences have made her passionate about improving research-to-practice pathways; allowing research to inform practice in a way that improves wellbeing for everyone. She is excited to apply her skills to further Umbrella’s efforts towards a New Zealand where our organisations and our people thrive.

More from Amanda

THOUGHTS

Top tips for fighting fatigue

By |May 1st, 2020|

Feeling fatigued? You’re not the only one. Our work and home routines have been transformed by various stages of lockdown and upheaval. It might seem paradoxical that, for those [...]

Stay home and go outside

By |April 17th, 2020|

Two days ago, I found myself slumped on the couch at 5pm, equally unenthused by the thought of working, cooking dinner, scrolling my phone, or doing any of the [...]

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