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Summer Graduation at IWP

PhD Graduating students Kate Horton, Tom Calvard, Charlotte McClelland and Uta Bindl who have all moved on to exciting new roles

On Tuesday 19th July 2011, five formerIWP PhD students returned to Sheffield for their graduation.

After the ceremony, the Institute of Work Psychology invited all their new graduates, and their families and friends to a celebratory drinks reception to toast their success.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our students once again on their achievement. We are also delighted to congratulate part time staff candidate Christine Sprigg who graduated on Wednesday 20th July. Christine will be on study leave from September 2011 to February 2012 and hopes to be a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds during that time.

Some of our graduating students shared the details of their exciting new roles and their fond memories of their time at IWP.

Thomas Calvard is currently a Teaching and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and will be joining the University of Edinburgh as Lecturer in HRM in Autumn 2011.

He says about his time at IWP: “I retain fond memories of my time as both a Master’s student and a PhD student at IWP, and feel gratified to have been an active member of that community, and to continue to represent it as an alumnus. I often find myself referring to my time there with pride and enthusiasm, and running into people connected with the institution in some way or another, which is great for both friendships and professional networking. Stemming from IWP, role models, mentors, colleagues and friends are always in ready supply and generous with their time, feedback, and support.”

Charlotte McClelland is currently a Research Associate at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

She says about her time at IWP: “My time at the IWP has been amazing, it’s really friendly and supportive, I can’t think of anywhere better to do a PhD”.


Kate Horton is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Rotterdam School of Management, ERASMUS University Rotterdam.

Kate says “Five IWP students received their PhDs in this summer’s ceremony. All of us have continued in academia. In fact my fellow graduates of 2011 are currently working in far flung locations, from Edinburgh to Australia and the Netherlands to Brazil. Yet we all remain part of the IWP community and will continue to have close connections with the department as coworkers and alumni. I think I speak for all of the recent graduates in expressing our gratitude to all IWP staff who were so important in making our PhD years so enjoyable. We all look forward to many more Sheffield reunions to come.”


Uta Bindl is currently a Research Assistant Professor at UWA Business School, University of Western Australia.

Uta says “After three wonderful and inspiring years of writing our doctoral theses at the IWP, we were very excited to officially receive our title of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ in a memorable ceremony at the University’s Octagon Centre. Celebrations continued in style at an IWP champagne reception amongst friends and colleagues.”

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