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Christina Evans


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Christina is currently Head of Gradaute Employability within the Business School. She was a former Deputy Diretor of the Business School where she had oversight of academic resourcing.  

Christina has taught across all levels within the Business School. Her main areas of expertise are in Human Resource Management/Development, Careers and Talent Management, as well as Oganizational Behaviour. She also has experience of facilitating learning on professional development programmes, from her earlier career prior to joining the University.

Christina has experience of developing online Masters programmes. She was part of the initial  development team that developed a number of Masters programmes, in partnership with Laureate Online Education; one of the University's strategic collaboartive partners. In addition she led on the development of a blended learning PGCert Personal Development programme, offered to Roehampton graduates, aimed at enhancing their graduate employability.   

Christina is currently co-supervising two Doctoral students. One of these is reseaching women and leaderhip within the defence sector. The other is researching talent management and the implications and opportunities for the aging society. Christina also supervises Undergraduates and Postgraduates Dissertation students on a range of HR/HRD related topics. 

Christina has a keen interest in developing students' employability, particularly students that are aiming to pursue a career in HR. She helps prepare and supervises students on placements, working in partnership with the Unversity's Placement Office. She is keen to hear from organizations who are able to provide these opportunities for students. 

One example of a successful collaborative partnership was working with the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to provide opportunities for second year HRM students to become involved in the recruitment process for the prestigious 'Games Maker' roles. 

Christina regularly invites employers and HR professionals into the classroom so that students can gain insights into the opportunities and challenges the business world and employers get an opportunity to interact with future talent. Some examples include: Challenger Captital, Frazer Jones, Lidl, Hitachi, Sanderson Recuitment,  and WWF.  

Christina works closely with professional institutions such as the CIPD and the CMI, to ensure that students benefit from the knowledge and networks that these professional institutions can provide. She is a committee member on the South West London Branch of the CIPD, helping to organize events for current and aspiring HR professionals.   




PhD, BSc Psychology, PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Research interests

Career and Talent Management

Career Coaching 

Job Crafting

Diversity Management


Professional affiliations

Academic Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development,

Chartered Management Institute (Member),

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,

University Forum for HRD,

MBPS (Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society)

Research projects

Christina's research interests fall into two key areas. She has a strong interest in individual career development and the strategies that individuals adopt to build and maintain a successful 'subjective' career.

Her other area of interest and expertise is in organizational approaches aimed at building a diverse workforce, with a spcific focus on gender diversity particularly within the technology sector and and other professions. She has co-researched with colleagues in the Business School on a large research project that investigated effective recruitment practices within ITEC and related businesses. This research was supported by the DTI and Equalitec.

Christina has a number of publications aimed at the scholarly and practitioner communities. Her book  'Re-Tayloring Management: Scientific Management a Century On', co-edited with Dr Leonard Holmes, takes a retrospective look at management over the past century, with a particular focus on the continuing influence of Taylor's Principles of Scientific Management on contemporary managerment.

She has also contributed an online book - Engaged with What? Employee Engagement Viewed Through a  Different Lens -  to the HR2025 series of online books, edited by Perry Timms, the CIPD's former Adviser on Social Media and Engagement. 

Consultancy work

I have worked on a number of HR/HRD consultancy, or applied research projects, in both private, public and not-for-profit organisations e.g. Age Concern (Employers Forum on Age), The Guide Dog Association, Focus Housing, DERA, MOD, Lewisham Council, Standard Life, Bausch & Lomb, The Tate.

External positions

External Examiner , Henley Business School

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