Odessa Hamilton

Odessa Hamilton

Visiting Research Fellow

The Inclusion Initiative

Key Expertise
Behavioural Science; Epidemiological Statistics; Psychobiology

About me

Odessa S. Hamilton is a Visiting Research Fellow in Behavioural Science within The Inclusive Initiative (TII) at the LSE. She has guest lectured on and developed content for on the LSE Executive MBA and Leadership programmes within the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, and contributes to the Inclusive Leaders Hub at TII. Odessa engages in advanced statistical analyses and, with her team, leverages behavioural science insights to advance the understanding of factors that impede inclusion in occupational environments.

Odessa is also a Doctoral Researcher in Biobehavioural Epidemiology and Precision Medicine at UCL, where she teaches postgraduate Biostatistics by appointment. Here, she explores latent biological mechanisms that underlie the interplay between psychosocial and applied sciences in disease aetiology. This research closely aligns with Odessa’s work in TII, as it feeds into disease pathogenesis following poor organisational practices, and highlights the need for healthier, more progressive occupational environments.

With experience that traverses Corporate, Government, and HE to Board level, Odessa holds multiple awards for innovation, and has transnational achievements in entrepreneurship. One of her most notable professional successes was in her transformation of a zero-funded business into a six-figure venture in New York; rated among the top 3% nationwide. She is an expert contributor to major global publishing enterprises, she has peer-reviewed papers in leading publications, and her work has been featured by media outlets across the world.

Odessa is a registered Psychologist, licensed in psychometrics, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. She earnt an MSc in Psychological Sciences with Distinction and secured a First-Class Degree with honours in Organisational Psychology, summa cum laude. She was trained by some of the world’s top 10 universities and has been awarded scholarships from the ESRC, BBSRC, and Harvard University.

Expertise Details

Behavioural Science; Epidemiological Statistics; Psychobiology; Psychometrics