• United Kingdom

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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 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:

  • HRM, 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 the impact of HRM practices on employee outcomes (e.g., skill, attitudes). 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

  • 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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Selected Projects 2005 2021

Selected Research Output 1993 2018

Human resource management
Practice Management

Unpredictable working time, wellbeing and health in the police service

Scholarios, D., Hesselgreaves, H. & Pratt, R. 25 Apr 2017 In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Law enforcement
2 Citations

'The kids are alert': generation Y responses to employer use and monitoring of social networking sites

Hurrell, S. A., Scholarios, D. & Richards, J. 8 Mar 2017 In : New Technology, Work and Employment. 32, 1, p. 64–83 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions

Okay-Somerville, B. & Scholarios, D. 1 May 2017 In : Studies in Higher Education. 42, 7, p. 1275-1291 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

'The recession has passed but the effects are still with us': employment, work organization and employee experiences of work in post-crisis Indian BPO

Roy, C., Scholarios, D. & Taylor, P. 1 Apr 2017 Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing India. Noronha, E. & D'Cruz, P. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 57-80 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Work organization
Business process outsourcing
6 Citations

Employability and job performance as links in the relationship between mentoring receipt and career success: a study in SMEs

Bozionelos, N., Kostopoulos, K., van der Heijden, B., Rousseau, D. M., Bozionelos, G., Hoyland, T., Miao, R., Marzec, I., Jędrzejowicz, P., Epitropaki, O., Mikkelsen, A., Scholarios, D. & Van der Heijde, C. 30 Apr 2016 In : Group and Organization Management . 41, 2, p. 135-171 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Job performance
Career success
15 Citations
Human resource management
human resource management
5 Citations
Open Access
6 Citations

Coping with career boundaries and boundary-crossing in the graduate labour market

Okay-Somerville, B. & Scholarios, D. 2014 In : Career Development International. 19, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
labor market
Labour market
6 Citations

Leader-member exchange and strain: a study of job demands and role status

Hesselgreaves, H. & Scholarios, D. Nov 2014 In : Human Resource Management Journal. 24, 4, p. 459–478 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Job demands
Leader-member exchange
Job strain
Work place
18 Citations

Shades of grey: understanding job quality in emerging graduate occupations

Okay-Somerville, B. & Scholarios, D. 30 Apr 2013 In : Human Relations. 66, 4, p. 555-585 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Job satisfaction
job content
12 Citations

Beneath the glass ceiling: explaining gendered role segmentation in call centres

Scholarios, D. & Taylor, P. Oct 2011 In : Human Relations. 64, 10, p. 1291-1319 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

call center
Supervisory personnel
human capital
mass production

Quality of working time in the police: the experience of shift extensification for officers and staff

Scholarios, D., Hesselgreaves, H. & Pratt, R. 13 Sep 2018 Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility: Experiences in a European Context. Isidorsson, T. & Kubisa, J. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, (Routledge Studies in Employment Relations)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Working time
Alcohol consumption

Employability management needs analysis for the ICT sector in Europe: the case of SMEs

van der Heijden, B. I. J. M., van der Schoot, E., Scholarios, D., Marzec, I., Bozionelos, N., Epitropaki, O., Jedrzejowicz, P., Knauth, P., Mikkelsen, A. & van der Heijde, C. 1 Sep 2010 In : Journal of Centrum Cathedra. 3, 2, p. 182-200 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Information and communication technology
Management activities


Engagement climate in service settings

Author: Sarrion, M., 1 Jul 2013

Supervisor: Baum, T. (Supervisor) & Scholarios, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Selected Activities 2008 2017


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

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

Dora Scholarios (Main contact), Hannah Hesselgreaves (Participant)

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