Behavioural Consultancy | 15-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | Classroom 2, Denmark Hill

The Spotlight Series is a set of panel events for King’s PhDs and research staff. Featuring employers, often alumni, who have PhDs, the panel seeks to give an insight into different sectors that are often attractive to people looking to move beyond academia. Attend to find out more, ask those questions and be inspired to think differently about your professional future. More details available at Case studies of other PhD and research staff alumni available at

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Dr Kiki Koutmeridou

Dr. Kiki Koutmeridou is DonorVoice’s resident behavioral scientist. In her role, Kiki helps to devise campaign strategies and leads research projects and workshops. Kiki holds an MSc in neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive psychology. She also is the former head of two applied behavioral science units. Kiki expertly applies academic understanding to real world fundraising challenges.

Dr Carla Groom

Dr Carla Groom studied psychology at Cambridge University, then went on to a PhD in social psychology at Northwestern University, a programme that specialised in social cognition. Developing a taste for individual difference research, she went on to work as a post-doctoral fellow in personality psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Finally returning to the UK in 2003 and craving a dose of real-world experience, she worked for a variety of clients at a comms research consultancy. Carla then joined DWP in 2006, initially to work on the implementation of the Turner Commission’s workplace pensions recommendations. This turned into 10 years’ experience in a variety of analytical and policy roles, and since summer 2015 the opportunity to begin to build a DWP-wide Behavioural Science function as Head of DWP Behavioural Science.

Dr Lizzy Lubczanski, Behavioural Research Unit Manager and Health Psychologist, Swiss Re

Dr Lubczanski is a behavioural researcher at Swiss Re; one of the largest reinsurers in the world. After spending 10 years in academia and obtaining her PhD in health psychology, Lizzy is integrating psychological research into the insurance field by running behavioural research trials with life insurance companies around the globe.

Behavioural Consultancy | 15-Mar-2017 | 17:30 – 19:00 | Classroom 2, Denmark Hill