Projects per year
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).
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.
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:
- Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions. Studies in Higher Education.
- Coping with career boundaries and boundary-crossing in the graduate labour market. Career Development International.
- Shades of grey: Underemployment and job quality across graduate occupations. Human Relations.
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)
Doctor of Philosophy, The George Washington University
Award Date: 1 Jan 1990
Master of Philosophy, The George Washington University
Award Date: 1 Jan 1987
Master of Arts, University of Glasgow
Award Date: 1 Jan 1985
- work psychology
1/03/18 → 30/09/18
Research Output per year
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
A multilevel examination of skills-oriented human resource management and perceived skill utilization during recession: implications for the well-being of all workersOkay-Somerville, B. & Scholarios, D., 30 Apr 2019, In : Human Resource Management. 58, 2, p. 139-154 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Changing Employment Research Paper Series - European FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) (Journal)
Dora Scholarios (Editor)
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal or guest editorship
Dora Scholarios (Main contact) & Belgin Okay-Somerville (Participant)
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Professional practice, training and standards, Education, Economic and commerce
Dora Scholarios (Participant)
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Economic and commerce, Education, Policy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety