Our Research students

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We provide a supportive academic community, where ideas and experiences are shared and developed together. Research students are fully integrated into our interdisciplinary research teams, where they engage in cutting-edge research with real-life impact, and contribute to our ambition to change culture, and achieve inclusive excellence

PhD candidate

Rebecca Brunk

PhD candidate

Rebecca was awarded a MA in Organizational Behaviour from the University of Leeds. She wrote her thesis on the influence inclusive leadership has on organizational culture, analyzing the impact it has on women and LGBTQ+ employees from a cross cultural UK-US perspective. Prior to that, she graduated from Michigan State University with a BSc in Neuroscience and a BSc in Psychology. She was published in Neuropharmacology in 2017 for her behavioral science research on identifying the neurobiological timeline of symptoms for addiction and depression in response to trauma. She has collaborated on projects related to health physiology, workplace behaviour, social connectivity, stress and emotional regulation, and most recently has been involved in the preservation of oral histories from LGBTQ+ people across West Yorkshire. She was a TEDx speaker in 2015, and has organized multiple conferences, taught workshops and facilitated conversations on the impact of diversity and inclusion.