• Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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Prosocial behaviours; Citizenship at work; Workplace relations; Motivation; Emotions at work; Neurodiversity at work

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Joanna joined the University in 2018 as a lecturer in Management and, since 2020, a Cluster Director of a Behavioural Research Centre. 

Joanna's research interests  focus broadly on workplace relationships and the overriding aim of Joanna’s work is to enhance a range of organizational outcomes including its effectiveness, competitiveness, and employee morale. She has recently completed an NHS-funded project (value £32k) evaluating workforce redesign and skill mixes. She currently works as a PI on a project investigating supporting high-functioning individuals with autism in a post-pandemic labour market and as a research contributor on a number of COVID-related international research projects. She is also a recipient of the 2020 edition of the University Forum for Human Resource Development Research Honoraria.

Joanna is an active member of the European Academy of Management and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Joanna organized a highly successful European Academy of Management Early Career Colloquium at the University of Huddersfield in March 2020 as one of the core members of the EURAM Early Career Community. Joanna is also currently developing training programmes under the Higher Performing Workplaces (HPW) contract funded by the European Social Fund and West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (value £92k). 

Before joining Huddersfield, Joanna attained her MA in Human Resource Management with Distinction in 2013 and won an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) PhD studentship to be completed at the University of Leeds. As part of her PhD thesis, she explored the concept of Altruism in Organizations. Upon completion of her PhD, she joined the University of Leeds Business School as a Teaching Fellow in Organizational Behaviour and then moved to York St John's University as a lecturer in HR.


Research Expertise and Interests

  • prosocial behaviours
  • altruism in organizations
  • workplace relationships
  • neurodiversity
  • Motivation
  • Emotions


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