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Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Head of Organisational Studies Group

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Roles and Responsibilities

I am Senior 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)
  • PhD supervisor
  • MSc dissertation supervisor
  • Undergraduate thesis supervisor
  • Personal tutor

I am also the Programme Director for  MSc in Management 

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. My work has been published in top-tier journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Work, Employment and Society and Journal of Management Inquiry. 

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)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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