Dora Scholarios

Professor

Personal Statement

I teach and research in several areas of work psychology, organisational behaviour and HRM, and have been involved in a variety of research projects funded by UK and international institutions; e.g. the Economic and Social Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, the Association of Police Constables of England and Wales, the European Commission, and the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

I’m currently one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Human Resource Management Journal and a member of several editorial boards and professional associations in the fields of psychology, and business and management.

Previous roles include: representing the University on the Supervisory Board for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science & ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (Scotland) (2014-2016); member of the Strathclyde team co-ordinating the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers (2012-2016); Business School Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research (2010-2013); and Deputy Head of Department of HRM (2009-2014).

 

Teaching Interests

My areas of teaching expertise cover work psychology, organisational behaviour and HRM generally, but with specific specialism in recruitment, assessment and selection, employee wellbeing and stress, research methodology and statistics.

Research Interests

My recent research activity has focused on job quality, working time and wellbeing, graduate underemployment and career transitions, recruitment and selection practices, particularly the impact on social mobility, and the use of social media by employers to carry out recruitment, screening and performance monitoring of employees. 

Other areas of interest include:

  • Work design and employee wellbeing. This has included research on the psychological effects of shiftwork, different types of work (e.g. call centre or software work) and particular forms of HRM (for example, High Performance Work Systems). I am interested in the effects of these types of work on employee wellbeing and attitudes generally. For recent work see: Unpredictable working time, wellbeing and health in the police service. International Journal of HRM  eprint  
  • The organisational context of recruitment and selection decision processes. My research on these areas of HRM has spanned a variety of industry sectors, including hotels, construction, professions, the voluntary sector, and the military.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • Recruitment, assessment and selection
  • Job quality and employee wellbeing
  • Human Resource Management and performance
  • Graduate employment and careers

Academic / Professional qualifications

Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society

PhD, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1990)

MPhil (Distinction), The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1987)

MA (Honours), University of Glasgow, Psychology (1985)

 

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    Research areas

  • work psychology, recruitment, selection, wellbeing, HRM

Activities

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  1. Human Resource Management Journal (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal or guest editorship

  2. Changing Employment Research Paper Series - European FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal or guest editorship

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Impact

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  1. Influencing graduate career transitions into quality employment

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalProfessional practice, training and standards, Education, Economic and commerce

  2. Non-educational barriers to financial services professions

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Education, Policy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety

  3. Balancing shiftwork, safety and employee wellbeing in the NHS and police

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Quality of life and safety, Policy and legislation

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