Saffron Passam

Saffron Passam


  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Saffron Passam is a lecturer who specializes in the field of social/occupational psychology and is responsible for employability in the department. In terms of teaching, Saffron co-ordinates the organisational behavior module at level 1 and placement module at level 2. She is also responsible for year-in-industry and study abroad schemes. Saffron graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Psychology (Bsc) and holds a PhD from Aberystwyth University entitled ‘The role of learning and identity is students’ engagement with employability practices in higher education: A mixed methods approach’. She is a Fellow of the HEA (FHEA) and has a Post-Graduate Teaching Qualification (PGCTHE).

Saffron is interested in issues of intersectionality including gender, race, disability, and class. In 2016, She was funded by the Home Office Gender Equality Network to examine the barriers for women from lower socio-economic status backgrounds in aspiring to work in the Civil Service. More recently, Saffron contributed to a successful multi-disciplinary/ multi-agency EPSRC bid that will investigate matters of inclusion in academia. She is an active member of the Centre for Critical Psychology at Aberystwyth and her work challenges notions of meritocracy and makes visible the potential for troubled and unequal practices in organisational systems which otherwise hold a commitment to equality.



PS11710 Organisational Behaviour

PS34320 Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences

N1FW Psychology (with integrated year studying abroad)

A1C6 Psychology and Criminology (with integrated year in industry)

WF7F Psychology (with integrated year in industry)


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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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