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Research interests

My research examines experience, negotiation, and management of emotions at workplace, along with happiness and well-being. Currently, I am working on a project examining collective emotions using Twitter data. Working with research partners at University of Mumbai, Texas A&M University, and Silence Laboratories Inc., I am developing a method for identifying significant emotional events in countries using a time series analysis of big-data. Previously, my work has used qualitative methods to examine the experience of emotions during organisational change events.

I am committed to developing innovative qualitative and quantitative methods and approaches through my research.

Supervisory Interests

I welcome doctoral research projects related to emotions in organisational and social settings, organisational change, well-being and happiness, resilient organisations, and cross-cultural management.

I have supervised three PhDs to completion and am currrently supervising two doctoral students.

Chowdhury, Md Rifad. A Phenomenographic Examination of Motivation to Work at the Municipal Corporation of Bangladesh. Awarded, 2023.

Gawarir, Azhar. Lived experiences of women in leadership positions in the public sector in Saudi Arabia post promulgation of vision 2030. Awarded, 2022.

Hasnat, Quasirat. An exploration of employee engagement and employee commitment in the London hotel sector: the perspectives of migrant housekeeping workers and their managersAwarded, 2021

Martins, Olubukola. An Examination of The Moderating Effect of Organisational Culture and Organisational Support on the Relationship Between Telecommuting (WFH) and Employees Subjective Career Success. Ongoing.

Albayyouk, Alaa. Exploring the Influence of LMX Leadership Style on Building Team Resilience in the Workplace: The Case of UK’s Essential Workers During COVID-19 Lock-down. Ongoing.

Scholarly biography

I joined University of Brighton in January 2019. Between 2010 and 2015, I was an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and HRM at University of Delhi.

I also hold ten years of experience, working as HR Consultant, specialising in change management and OD, psychometric assessment, and competency mapping. As a consultant, I have worked with schools, NGOs, and FF500 corporate clients.

I was awarded a PhD in Organisational Psychology from University of Delhi. I also hold a BA (Hons) and MA in Psychology.


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