Iris M. Steine Phd
Psychology | Interviewing Skills | Analytical Skills | Problem Solving | Communication (Written, Verbal, Listening) | Literature Reviews | Data Analysis | Surveys | Regression Analysis | People Skills | Cross-functional Collaboration | Client-facing Skills | Mental Health | Project Management | Human Behavior | UX Research | Mentoring | Adaptable
Core Skills and Career Highlights
UX Research: Conducted foundational UX research following a volunteer-led search for a missing person. Uncovered a need for a search organizing app. Currently collaborating with a group of designers to design a search organizing app.
Interviewing: Excellent interviewing, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, honed for 3+ years working as a clinical psychologist in healthcare, where interviewing people was one among core functions of my job.
Collaboration & communication: Strong collaboration, communication, writing and PM skills, resulting in 16 first-authored peer-reviewed papers, co-authored with cross-functional, international teams.
Public speaking: Extensive experience presenting at international and national events, including being a plenum speaker at the largest mental health conference of the Nordic countries for an audience of over 800.
Event organizing: Co-organized the 2020 and 2021 UC Berkeley Beyond Academia conference - a two day event featuring around 100 PhD speakers who successfully transitioned to non-academic careers. In 2021 our small team adapted the conference to a virtual platform for the first time, attracting almost 1800 PhD students and academics worldwide.
Public outreach and research impact: My research was covered by outlets including sciencenorway.no, Nettavisen.no, Dagsavisen, Save the Children Norway and BT, and was also used to lobby against the statute of limitations on child abuse cases.
Persuasive writing: Secured funding for a three-year, international research project and 6 other grants.
Promoting behavioral change: Provided mental health services to people on employment sick leave, resulting in their return to work.
Knack for fast-paced environments.