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Personal Statement

I teach and research in several areas of work psychology, organisational behaviour and HRM. 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. I've also  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 European Commission, the Association of Police Constables of England and Wales, and the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Previous roles include: Business School Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research (2010-2013); Deputy Head of Department of HRM (2009-2014); 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); and Scottish Graduate School of Social Science & ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (Scotland) Supervisory Board member (2014-2016). 

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 research activity has focused on:



HRM, work design and employee wellbeing, including the psychological effects of shiftwork, different types of work (e.g. call centre or software work) and the impact of HRM practices on employee outcomes (e.g., skill, attitudes). For recent work see: 

  • A multilevel examination of skills-oriented HRM and perceived skill utilization during recession: Implications for the wellbeing of all workers. Human Resource Management 
  • Unpredictable working time, wellbeing and health in the police service. International Journal of HRM 

The organisational context of recruitment and selection decision processes, particularly the impact on social mobility. This research has spanned a variety of industry sectors, including hotels, construction, professions, the voluntary sector, and the military. I’m also interested in the use of social media by employers to carry out recruitment, screening and performance monitoring of employees.

Youth (and graduate) employment/underemployment and career transitions. See for example:


Expertise & Capabilities

  • 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)


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The George Washington University

Master of Philosophy, The George Washington University

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow


  • work psychology
  • recruitment
  • selection
  • wellbeing
  • HRM

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 1993 2020

Young workers' job satisfaction in Europe

Okay-Somerville, B., Scholarios, D. & Sosu, E., 23 Jul 2019, Work Orientations : Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Furåker, B. & Håkansson, K. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 193-218 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

young worker
job satisfaction
Human resource management
Practice Management

Activities 2008 2017

Human Resource Management Journal (Journal)

Dora Scholarios (Editor)
Jul 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

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

Dora Scholarios (Editor)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship


Influencing graduate career transitions into quality employment

Dora Scholarios (Main contact), Belgin Okay-Somerville (Participant)

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

Non-educational barriers to financial services professions

Dora Scholarios (Participant)

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