Tia is a Researcher at Neighbourly Lab, with a background in Psychology. She is currently studying towards a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London, having completed a BSc in Psychology with Education at University College London. For her undergraduate dissertation she focused on exploring cultural and gender differences in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student mental health. Her studies were driven by a passion for increasing the support provided for minority groups within education settings. Prior to working with the Neighbourly Lab, Tia has worked on consulting projects for both startups and charities. She has also worked on the leadership team of the global consulting organisation 180 Degrees Consulting, and has organised several events focused on social impact consulting. Outside of work Tia is a keen language learner - having spent time in Spain and Mexico studying Spanish, her current goal is to be conversational in Italian within the next year.