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Biography

Christina is a Deputy Director within the Business School, where she has oversight of academic resourcing and staffing, as well as Postgraduate taught programmes.  

Christina teaches mainly at postgraduate level within the Business School. Her main areas of expertise are in Human Resource Management/Development and Oganizational Behaviour. She also has experience of facilitating learning on professional development programmes, from her earlier career prior to joining the University.

Christina has developed online Masters programmes, working in partnership with Laureate Online Education, one of the University's strategic collaboartive partners.

Christina supervises student Dissertations on both the MSc International Management and MBA programmes. She is also currently co-supervising three Doctoral students. Two of these doctoral students are reseaching specific aspects relating to women and leadership in different contexts. The third is conducting research on talent management within the aging society.

Christina has a keen interest in developing students' employability, particularly students that are aiming to pursue a career in HR. She is open to opportunities to work collaboratively with employers to support this goal. One example of this arose through working in partnership with the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to provide an opportunity for second year HRM students to beome involved in the recruitment process for the prestigious 'Games Maker' roles. The training required to carry out this role was embedded into the Year HRM 2 curriulum. Christina regularly invites employers and HR professionals into the classroom so that students can gain insights into the realities of the business world and employers get an opportunity to interact with future talent. Some examples include: Big Lottery Fund, Sony Ericsson, Centrica, NHS Professionals, WWF and Frazer Jones HR Recruitment. 

Christina leads on the Business School's High Achievers programme. A programme aimed at supporting students who are academically at the top of their game, but are seeking to futher develop and demonstrate their 'business ready' capabilities. The programme involves a number of workshops, networking events and compnay visits to help develop business readiness. 

 

Qualifications

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

Research interests

Talent and Career Management
Diversity Management
Engagment and Job Crafting

Professional affiliations


Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development,

British Academy of Management,

Chartered Management Institute (Affiliate 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. She is currently linking this interest with an investigation into the concept of 'Job Crafting'.

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 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.

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