Dr Sunitha Narendran

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Dr Sunitha Narendran


PhD FCIPD


Head of Department of Leadership, HRM and Organization

Faculty Management

Expertise

Organizational behavior, strategic
decision
-

making, risk
-
related choices.

Biography

Background in Organizational Psychology and HRM. Prior to her academic career, Sunitha worked in HRM roles in a
number of multinational organizations. Fellow CIPD Member. She teaches organizational behavior
.


Research Interest

Sunitha's research interests focus on the psychology of managerial decision making and cross
-
cultural analysis of
strategic decision making. She has published in a range of academic journals, including the Journal of Trans
-
National
Management Development, the Journal of Social Psychology

Research Projects in Progress



Psychology and Science of Decision Making.



The Role of Feelings of Personal Exposure to Decision Consequences in Risky Decision
-

Making



The Focusing Process in Mental Re
presentations of risk in Decision Making.



Individual Differences in the Influence of Pay
-
offs, Probabilities and Framing on Decision Outcomes.



The Role of Perceived Costs, Perceived Benefits, in the Relationship between Personality and Risk Related
Choices
.



The Associations between Individual Decision Preferences and the use of Heuristics on Decision
-
Making
and Susceptibility to Framing Effects.

Dr Stephen Gourlay



PhD

Reader

Leadership, HRM and Organization

Expertise

Employee engagement; knowledge management and organizational learning concepts and theory; social
science
research methodology.

He

has a particular interest in

Q
-
methodology
,

a research method used to study people's "subjectivity"
--

that is, their
viewpoint.

He teaches organizational learni
ng and development, knowledge management and research methods.
Stephen has also written reports for Optimum Technology Training Ltd., and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
Development, and

recently became an Academic Member of the CIPD.

Biography

Stephen

joined the Department of Leadership, HRM and Organization in 1990 after a career as a research assistant /
fellow on projects on unions and technical change, change management and technical change, workplace health and
safety, and non
-
union industr
ial relations. He was made a Reader in 2005.

Research Interest

Stephen is currently focusing on conceptual issues relating to the concept of ‘employee engagement’, and in
developing qualitative approaches to studying engagement. The project on managers’ in
formation behaviors is
drawing to a close (2012) but information use and knowledge transfer remain an interest for him. He is also interested
in perspectives on research methodology that break with traditional perspectives such as quantitative vs. qualitat
ive.


Dr Enda Hannon


PhD

Senior Lecturer

Leadership, HRM and Organization

Expertise

Employment & skills; knowledge workers, knowledge intensive firms &

HR practices, comparative employment
research; labor process analysis; employee relations; employment law.

He teaches International Human Resource Management, Employment Law, and Comparative Employment Law.
Member of British Universities Industrial Rela
tions Association (BUIRA)

Biography

Enda is a Senior Lecturer in Lecturer in Employment Relations & Employment Law. He joined Kingston in 2004
having previously been a PhD student at Warwick Business School. Prior to that he worked as a research and
teaching assistant at University College Dublin.

Research Interest

Principal Research interests:
-

Comparative political economy of employment and skills: in particular the nature and
influences on employment in 'liberal market economies'. There are curren
tly two main elements to this broad
research interest:

A new comparative study of HRM practices in 'knowledge intensive firms' (KIFs) in the UK and Ireland,
which will involve fieldwork in the pharmaceutical and software development sectors. The focus here

is a
comparison of how Britain and Ireland are facilitating the development of KIFs and the nature of skills and
employment outcomes in the same in both countries
-

Industry dynamics, market segmentation &
employment outcomes: relationship between industr
y & product market trends and the nature of
associated employment and skills outcomes




Dr Christina Butler


PhD PGDip Teaching and Learning

Senior Lecturer

Leadership, HRM and Organization

Expertise

Organizational culture, team performance, team leadership models.


Biography

Christina joined Kingston in 2001. The topic of her recently completed doctorate is Performance Differences between
M
ultinational and Nationally Homogeneous Teams: The Influence of Status Cues.

Publications include a co
-
authored book chapter exploring the nature of the relationship between teams and
organizational culture in The Handbook of Organizational Culture and
Climate (John Wiley (2001)).

Prior to beginning her doctoral work, Christina was a Research Associate at IMD in Lausanne, conducting a study
into how manufacturers in the US, Japan and Europe involve their suppliers in the development of new products. The
results from this work have been published in Research Policy, the International Journal of Technology Management,
and in a book entitled Leveraged Innovation.

Research Interest

Christina's current research interests include: team performance,
cross
-
cultural management, and organizational
culture


Dr Peter Haywood

DPhil MICIPD

Senior Lecturer

Leadership, HRM and Organization

Expertise

Reward and Performance Management, Employee Relations and most areas of Personnel Management (except
recruit
ment and selection and training and development).

Teaches a wide variety of subjects, including employee relations, HRM, employee reward and personnel
management.


Biography

Senior Lecturer. Peter has previous work experience in the personnel policy
branch of the United Kingdom Atomic
Energy company, as the research and planning division specialist, a trade union national official in the
telecommunications sector, and then as a specialist adviser on pay devolution. In 2002 he was accepted for ILT
(In
stitute for Learning and Teaching) membership, and also became a member of the CIPD's Reward Forum.

Research Interest

Employee resistance, the alleged effects of money on motivation and behaviour, and the impacts of markets and
marketing on society and soc
ial values.


Dr Marie Juanchich

PhD

Lecturer

Leadership, HRM and Organization

Expertise



Selection and assessment, Skills for Business Leadership, Social Psychology, research methods.


Biography

Marie has a MPhil and a PhD in socio
-
cognitive psychology from the University of Toulouse (France). In 2011 she
has been researcher at the Kingston Business school during six months and was then appointed there as a lecturer
in Occupational Psychology. Mem
ber of Judgment and Decision Making Society, European Association for Decision
Making, British Psychological Society

Research Interest

The communication of risk and its effects on decision making. Broadly, research aims to gain a better understanding
of t
he determinants of risk perception within two perspectives:


a basic experimental psychology and a more applied
perspective in organisations (e.g., selection). Additionally, she is interested in decision making styles and strategies
and personality and cul
ture as determinants of risk perception.




Dr Jelena Petrovic


MBA PhD

Principal Lecturer and Course Director

Leadership, HRM and Organisation

Expertise

Strategic staffing of international joint ventures, role of board directors of international joint ventures, job satisfactio
n.

Jelena has more than 10 years experience in teaching management and leadership.

Biography

Jelena holds an award winning PhD
from Cranfield University. Jelena is Director of the Leadership and Management
program offered through the SWAN network (South West Alliance Network), which brings together Kingston Business
School, Royal Holloway, and St. Georges, University of London.

Sh
e has also conducted research and consultancy for Cranfield University School of Management, CIPD,
Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Inc., the Guardian and BT. Jelena is a reviewer for several academic
journals, and is actively involved in academic n
etworking with the universities in the UK, US, Brazil, Germany, and
Serbia.

Research Interest

Jelena's research interests are in organizational behavior and international management and governance areas.


Mrs Deborah Pinder
-
Young


MA MCIPD

Director of Postgraduate Studies (LHRMO)

Leadership, HRM and Organisation

Expertise


Personal and Professional Development
:

Personal audit Id
entifying development needs
,

Setting self
-
development
objectives
,

Constructing the development plan
, Team performance, Group decision making

Biography

Research into the management development needs of senior executives across Europe, , consultant on the

performance appraisal scheme, Investors in People Co
-
ordinator for Faculty of Business, Kingston University,
Continuing Professional Development for the Independent Professional: research project funded by Kingston
Business School. Member Chartered Inst
itute of Personnel and Development

Research Interest

The Critical Reflection Model, Individual performance and development, practical business skills


Mr Sanjiv Sachdev


MA

Principal Lecturer

Leadership, HRM and Organisation

Expertise

HRM in Business context, Employment Law, Employment relations issues, Corporate Social Respo
nsibility and
issues around low pay. Sanjiv teaches Employment Law, Comparative Employment Law and Corporate Social
Responsibility .

Biography

Sanjiv joined Kingston in 1999 after working as a Research Fellow at Cambridge University. Previously a full
-
time

trade union Research Officer. He has also worked in Brussels for an international trade union confederation. Member
Industrial Law Society BUIRA

Research Interest

The employment relations implications, the HR implications of Corporate Social Responsibilit
y, for which he has
written a chapter of a leading book, (iii) low pay issues including the minimum wage, for which he has published work
in journals, books and think tanks. He was awarded a grant recently to examine this issue further. Sanjiv has also co
-
written an HR textbook Managing in a Business Context (with Huw Morris and Brian Willey).


Dr Miao Zhang



PhD

Principal Lecturer

Leadership, HRM and
Organisation

Expertise

HRM in context, Human Resource Management Strategies, HRM Best Practices': the Motivation, Facilitation and
Limitations

Biography

Miao joined Kingston in 1994 as a Visiting Scholar. She then completed a doctorate on International HR
M in 2001.
Miao is currently lecturing in international human resource management.

Research Interest

Miao's research interests include:



Internationalisation and HRM strategy in MNCs



The transfer of management practice in MNCs




HRM strategies in the MNCs operating in/from developing countries.

She has a number of publications in these research areas. She is currently doing her following
-
up research on HRM
strategy and transfer in Chinese MNCs. She is also collaborating with Tony

Edwards on a project examining a US
company operating in developing countries.


Mr Chris Bristow


MSc, City and Guilds Insignia Award

Director of General Ma
nagement Postgraduate Programmes & Executive Education

Faculty Management


Expertise

Personal and Career Development, Leadership Training, Design and Delivery of Postgraduate Management
Programs.

Teaches: HR and Organizational Behavior, Career
Development, Leadership and Management Development.
Chartered Fellow of CIPD


Research Interest

&

Consultancy


Leadership, Leadership and Management Development, Personal and Career Development


Mr Mark Farmer


MSc

Lecturer

Accounting and Finance

Expertise

Reward management, corporate performance and chief executive pay, business accounting.

Biography

Has eight years e
xperience in industry, including as a remuneration consultant for Towers Perrin and remuneration
manager for Legal and General Investment Management.


His professional experience revolved around project
management and providing remuneration advice to clien
ts ranging from remuneration managers, HR directors and
remuneration committees.


Mark graduated from Coventry University with a BEng in Manufacturing and Business Studies in 1995.


In 1996 he
obtained a D.U.T from I.U.T. B, Lyon, France.


He has an MA in
International Finance from Kingston University
awarded in 2006 and an MSc in Management and Business Studies awarded from Kingston University in 2007.

He is soon to submit his PhD on relative performance evaluation in UK chief executive pay.


Research
Interest

Mark’s PhD investigates the association between corporate performance and chief executive pay in the UK.


He is
interested in executive pay disclosure regulations and more generally the disclosure of other accounting information.


Tatiana Yakovle
va







MBA

Business & Executive Coach

Member of the Board of Directors ICF Chapter Russia

Managing Partner of AliusLab


Expertise



HR Consultancy



Training and Development programs for HR



Coaching of top managers and business owners



Stress management,
work
-
life balance



Change management



Communication in Top team



Strategic sessions



Biography


Owner and Managing Partner of AliusLab (a consulting company in the field of T&D


www.aliuslab.com
),


Р
rior Head of
Practice “Executive

Coaching

Consultancy”,

EX
ECT

Partners

Group; Development
programs for Top management, Coaching
-

www.exectgroup.com
.


2001
-
2010,
Director

of

HR

and

Organizational

Development
,
member of the Bo
ard, various multinational
companies and representative offices in Russia ( Lucent Technologies, AVAYA, Orange)


Since 200
3
, teaching at MBA and EMBA
programs of Kingston University (UK)
,

Academy of National
Economy under the Government of RF, Leadership

and Professional Development course

Since 2005, practice as coach


In

2008
was awarded as Top

20
HR Directors of Russia according to rating
1000
Professional

managers

of

Russia.

Education:



George

Washington

University

(
USA
),
Master Certificate in
Global Contract Management



Kingston University UK
,
MBA, Strategic Management



College

of

Executive

Coaching
, USA



B
-
Coach, Leadership University, USA. Certified Business Coach, Master Business Coach
certification in June 2011




Institute

of

Practical

Psychol
ogy GENESIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Psychologist
-
Consultant,
В
usiness trainer

Ilona Ivannikova


LLM


Managing Partner of AliusLab

Business Trainer, Lawyer

Member of American Society for Training and Development

Certified Trainer of Mediation

Training Institute International


Expertise



Change management



Training and Development programs for
lawyers



Organizational consultancy to Legal departments



Communication in Top and Legal teams



Workplace conflict mediation



Stress management
,
work
-
life
balance



Effective communication in multinational teams


Biography

Since 2011


Owner and Managing Partner of AliusLab (a consulting company in the field of T&D


www.aliuslab.com)

Since 201
0



Business Trainer (Development programs for Top managers and law
yers, workplace conflict
mediation, communication skill
), including teaching at MBA programs of Kingston University, Academy
of National Economy under the Government of RF

2003
-

2010


Director of Legal Departments, Board of Directors Member of various mu
ltinational
companies and representative offices in Russia (Orange, Alcatel
-
Lucent, Lucent Technologies, Danone,
Avaya)


Education:



Moscow State Law Academy



University of Manchester UK, LLM



Institute of Practical Psychology GENESIS, Lomonosov Moscow State
University, Psycologist
-
Consultant



American

Society

for

Training

and

Development, Business Trainer



Mediation Training Institute International, Certified Trainer