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Personal Statement

I am a lecturer in International Management. I teach sujects that pertain to cross-cultural management, work and the global economy. I joined the University of Strathclyde after graduating from the University of Sunderland with a PhD in Culture. Alongside teaching, I am also actively engaged in research with interests in the UK/EU contexts and the global south such as sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  

My research in the UK/EU focuses on migrant work and the resulting mobilities and organisational transformations. My interest in sub-Saharan Africa stems from my PhD which was on Mauritius. I am particularly interested in management systems operating in these contexts and how they diverge and/or converge with existing models. Africa is undergoing major changes and one of these has been the increased movement of workers from countries of the global south such as China, India and Bangladesh. In this line, I have been exploring various dimensions of migrant work including the impact of migration on worker's capabilities to flourish. I am interested in migrants' health and wellbeing at work, aspects of dignity during the migration journey as well as any macro,meso and micro level process that complicates this movement of workers. I welcome research ideas and collaborations on the above topics from fellow academics as well as students at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Outside work, my personal hobbies include cooking, socialising with friends and family, long walks and travelling.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Cross-cultural management
  • International Business
  • African management systems
  • Migrant workers
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Mobilities theory

Teaching Interests

I am the deputy programme director for the Intergrated Masters in International Business and Modern Languages (MIBML). I am also the programme director (Management) for the MSc Finance and Management degree.

I teach international Business Analysis; Managing accross Cultures and Frontiers; Contemporary Issues and Trends in International Business; People, Work and the Global Economy; Comparative Employment Relations; and Research Methods for Projects (MSc FM).

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the dynamics of employment and work accross cultures and more particularly in the global south contexts. I believe that there is an urgent need to understand the relationship between work  and wellbeing; how the two intertwin in various contexts and how organisations and the global economy responds.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sunderland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Master of Science, University of Bedfordshire

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelor of Social Science, University of Mauritius

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002


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