Jelena is a doctor of psychology working in the area of people development and wellbeing. She is Co-Founder and Programme Director of Sussex Wellbeing Company, where she spends her days consulting organisations on their wellbeing needs and building tailor-made wellbeing and team development programmes. Jelena also evaluates the effectiveness of all interventions, providing clients from a wide range of industries with a clear insight into their return on investment.
Prior to co-founding Sussex Wellbeing Company, she worked for a number of years as a researcher investigating stress, personality and substance abuse. In 2011 she co-founded community wellbeing programme Hove StressBusters with the idea of providing a platform for different wellbeing practitioners to present their work, learn from each other and enable members of the public to discover the mind-body approaches that work best for them.
Jelena is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an Editorial Board member of Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy. She has published a number of research articles in prestigious scientific journals, and two encyclopedia chapters on the topics of alcohol and binge drinking.