Miss Taslim Tharani

Research project: Interventions to foster authentic leadership


A longitudinal intervention study aiming to compare and evaluate two approaches to developing authentic leadership in the workplace, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Interventions to foster authentic leadership


I am an Organisational and Coaching Psychologist, working in both research and practice. 

I specialise in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness informed approach, for behavioural effectiveness within the areas of workplace health and well-being, career decision making and leadership. 

I was Co-Chair of the 2012 and 2013 Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference team and frequently present research and deliver ACT workshops at Conferences and Universities.

I have previously carried out research in the area of employee engagement as a research associate with Affinity Health at Work and have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

I love Psychology and want to make it more accessible. Making a significant contribution to society, my profession and all those I work with is very important to me.

I believe in adopting an evidence-based approach in all I do in order to maximise the opportunity for success.

Areas of research interest

  • Leadership
  • Authenticity/Authentic leadership
  • Wellbeing at work
  • Mindfulness in the workplace
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Identity, social identity, connection, reducing social isolation/loneliness
  • Employee engagement


  • MSc Business Studies & Research Methods, Kingston Business School
  • MSc Occupational Psychology (with distinction), Goldsmiths, University of London
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick

Funding or awards received

  • 2012-2016 GTA funding