Under-recognised chronic gynaecological and reproductive health conditions are holding back women’s productivity and could be damaging their career and earning potential.
A 2018 Public Health England survey revealed that 31% of women experience severe reproductive health problems, ranging from heavy menstrual bleeding to menopause, incontinence to infertility.
Reproductive symptoms often affect women’s ability to carry out daily activities, but many conceal their symptoms from work colleagues. Stigma surrounding reproductive health is a key concern for women, with less than half seeking help for their symptoms (Public Health England, 2018).
It can be a huge relief for women to know that their employer will support them.
We want to help you create a workplace culture where reproductive health is normalised, discussed openly and supported effectively.
Our team of Business Psychologists and women’s health experts provide a range of solutions to support women’s health in the workplace including line manager training and policy guidance, health and wellbeing workshops for employees and workplace coaching.
Clare Knox, Director
Clare-Louise is a Business Psychologist specialising in women’s health, with first hand experience of working with a reproductive health condition. Her groundbreaking research on reproductive health in the workplace was recently nominated for an Indigo Gold Award for “Innovation in Workplace Psychology”. She was also invited to present her findings to human resources and management professionals at the 2018 CIPD Applied Research Conference.
Clare has a wealth of experience gained from performing arts, event management, retail, education and talent management. Her diverse and varied career is underpinned by a love of people and human behaviour, and she is driven by helping others to thrive.
As well as running SEE HER THRIVE, Clare is a PhD scholar at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience where she is conducting a large-scale project on perinatal health and wellbeing among spouses and partners of military personnel, in collaboration with the Army Families Federation, Naval Families Federation, Royal Air Force Families Federation, Ministry of Defence and NHS.
Clare is a Board Member at the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) and an affiliate member of The Association for Business Psychology, British Psychological Society and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Clare recently contributed to ‘the Menopause at work: guidance for people managers’ from the CIPD, which you can access here.
Eleanor is a Business Psychologist and certified coach, with Master’s Degrees in both Occupational Psychology from Goldsmiths University and Health Psychology from King's College London. Eleanor’s background in both HR and academia gives her the ability to approach organisational challenges from both an evidence-based and practical business perspective.
Passionate about wellbeing in the workplace, Eleanor is an expert in women’s health at work. She has conducted and published leading research on menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) in the workplace.
Eleanor is Founder of Example Coaching and Consulting, who provide Wellbeing Coaching, Performance Coaching, workplace training and research on women’s health at work. She is also a member of the Association for Business Psychology and British Psychological Society.
As well as running Example Coaching and Consulting, Eleanor is a Research Assistant at Lancaster University, working on a project to understand employer perceptions of reproductive and menstrual health problems.
Laura Murphy is Founder and Director of Vicious Cycle: Making PMDD Visible - a patient-led awareness project. Through this grassroots initiative, Laura works to raise awareness of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, a menstrual related mood condition which affects around 1 in 20 women of reproductive age.
Laura is also on the Board of Directors for the IAPMD (International Association for Premenstrual Disorders) and is currently leading a project on surgical menopause.
Laura was responsible for setting up a large support group for PMDD in the UK and is a passionate advocate for those with PMDD, having lived with the condition herself. She has also gone through a THBO (Total Hysterectomy with Bilateral Oophorectomy) for PMDD in October 2017 and uses this insight to help and support others.
Tiffany has over eight years of talent development and business management experience within two major US markets, including fashion. Currently, Tiffany is studying towards an MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology at Kingston University London. Her interests and volunteer work support education, mental well-being and gender equality.
Nayiri Keshishi is an Employability Curriculum Partner at Kingston University, where she designs and delivers training to develop the employability skills of Business and Social Science students. She has over 5 years’ of experience across higher education, employability and graduate recruitment and is currently studying towards an MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology.
Kristina is a Wellbeing Coordinator at University College London. Her role involves running events, coordinating a network of over 100 wellbeing champions and designing and delivering training sessions on wellbeing-related subjects. With a background in Chinese medicine, she experienced dealing with reproductive issues from a clinical perspective.