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Dr Adriana Ortega holds a PhD in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science in Occupational Health Psychology from the University of Nottingham, England, and a BA in Behavioural Science with a minor in Women's Studies from Green Mountain College, USA. She obtained an HRDF training certification and ICF trained coach certification and currently is working towards her international certification as a health coach.

Dr Adriana has over 18 years of experience working as an applied psychology and social science researcher across the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and South East Asia. She also has a wide-ranging volunteering experience in areas related to community health,  community sustainable development,  human resource management, organizational behaviour, and occupational health, as well as in coaching and mentoring programs for women, youth and marginalized groups. She has been working on several projects focusing on the organizational development of non-profit strategies, served as visiting lecturer at the Centre for distance education at Aligarh Muslim University in India, and as a guest speaker on sustainable leadership and women empowerment at Sri Sai Ram Engineering College in Chennai, India during the summer semester of 2017. Her applied research work is in the areas of Occupational Health Psychology,  Health risk behaviour and health behaviour change; and   Positive Youth Development, her publications can be found on Google Scholar.

Research interests

  • Mental health and well-being in the workplace
  • Organizational Healthiness
  • Workplace Health promotion 
  • Intervention design and evaluation
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Health risk and Behavior Change

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Psychology, PhD, University of Nottingham


Occupational Health Psychology, MSc., University of Nottingham


Research area keywords

  • Occupational Stress and Wellbeing
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Work, health and wellbeing
  • Work-life balance
  • Work-based learning, workforce development and skill utilisation
  • Health and Wellbeing


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