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Stefan Schilling

Ph.D., MSc., M.A., FHEA

Research Fellow

Stefan is a Social & Organizational Health Psychologist at the Pandemic Sciences Institute, researching challenges to the implementation of clinical guidelines for highly infectious viral diseases and barriers to clinical trials. 

Stefan's research interests are broadly on social determinants of health and well-being, with a focus on the psycho-social impact of organisational dynamics, teamwork, and leadership. 

Prior to his current post, Stefan was a Co-Investigator and Research Fellow on the ESRC-funded NHS COVID teams Study focusing on the implications of teamwork, leadership, and social identity for individual mental health, and career intentions of NHS personnel working at the frontline of COVID-19. He has worked as Lecturer at KCL's Defence Studies Department and from 2012-2019 as the School Research Manager for the School of Security Studies at King's College London, where he also did his Ph.D. focusing on cohesion, teamwork, and leadership across different military formations. He accompanied various military units on military exercises overseas, has been involved with military ethics training, and devised leadership training. 

Stefan also completed an MSc in Psychology, an M.A. in Political Science and Political Science of South Asia and holds a Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy, and is an active member of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP). He has studied at King's College London, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Toronto, and the Shanghai International Studies University.