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Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management and Director, MSc Management

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Roles and Responsibilities

I am a Lecturer in Organizational Studies and have taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels in the UK, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Prior to academia I worked in the construction industry. My current roles include:

  • Course organizer on ‘Organizational Behaviour 2’ (Year 2 UG)
  • Course organizer on ‘Human Resource Management’ (MSc)
  • Course organizer on ‘Leadership, Management and Promoting Change’ (an online distance learning course delivered in collaboration with The University of Edinburgh Medical School)
  • MSc Dissertation supervisor
  • Undergraduate thesis supervisor
  • Personal Tutor

I am also the incoming Programme Director for the MSc in Management (from August 2018).

At its broadest, my research is about people’s lived experiences of their work and workplaces. More specifically, my interests are organizational control, individual and occupational identities, and the social construction of meaning in organizations.

I welcome proposals from well-qualified prospective PhD students wishing to undertake qualitative empirical research in management and organization studies.


  • PhD (Organization Studies, University of Warwick, Pass with no corrections)
  • MSc (Management and Organization, University College Dublin, First class honours)
  • BSc (Management and Marketing, Dublin Institute of Technology, First class honours)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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