Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a lecturer in International Management. I teach sujects that pertain to cross-cultural management, work and migration in 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 work and migration in the UK/EU and global south contexts such as sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil, India, south east and  central Asia.

I have explored the context of work and migration from several perspectives including a capabilities approach, social justice and rights based approaches, and health and wellbeing. I work with academics, non-governmental organisations, policy-makers, employers and trade-unions, to do research with impact.

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 running, mountain hikes and cooking.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Cross-cultural management
  • Work and migration
  • Capabilities approach
  • Labour law
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Work and climate change

Teaching Interests

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

I teach Introduction to International Business; International Business Analysis; Organising and Managing accross Cultures; Contemporary Issues and Trends in International Business; People, Work and the Global Economy; Comparative Employment Relations; Labour and Diversity and Research Methods for Projects.

Research Interests

My research is mainly international and twofold: first, I want to understand the dynamics of work in global south countries, from micro, meso and macro level perspectives; and second, I want to understand the experiences of workers from the global south who travel to more developed countries for work.

Work in the global economy is complex. The global south and migration patterns around it play an important part in deepening this complexity. Against this backgroumd, I am particularly interested in understanding the experiences of workers (domestic and migrant), employers and policy. This cuts accross themes such as social justice, rights, voice, dignity, , capabilities, health and wellbeing. 

 

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • 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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Pratima Sambajee is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or