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

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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

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Personal profile


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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Research Output

  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Article
Open Access
  • Beyond quid pro quo: Good soldiers and characteristics of their helping behaviours

    Szulc, J., 21 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Personnel Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Dimensions of selflessness: A closer look at organizational altruism

    Szulc, J., 22 May 2019, Selflessness in Business. Ochnik, D. (ed.). 1st ed. Vernon Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Motivated by concern for others: Consequences of Organizational Altruism

    Szulc, J., 2019, Proceedings of EURAM 19: Exploring the Future of Management. Lisbon, Portugal: European Academy of Management Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 1026

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Resuscitating emergency nurse retention: Redesigning a relational and proactive skills mix

    Szulc, J., Davies, J., Fahey, D. & Naik, N., 2019, BAM2019 Conference Proceedings: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times. British Academy of Management, 13 p. 940

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 6 Oral presentation
    • 2 Membership of a Society or Institute
    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Poster presentation

    European Academy of Management: Early Career Colloquium

    Pierre Dussauge (Organiser) & Joanna Szulc (Organiser)

    9 Mar 202011 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Dyadic interviews: A serendipitous addition to our management toolkit of methods

    Joanna Szulc (Speaker), Gail Clarkson (Speaker), Nicola Bown (Speaker) & Dennis McDonald (Speaker)

    Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Workforce and Skill Mix Changes in a Rural English hospital Acute Assessment Unit: New Registered Nurse Retention

    Julie Davies (Speaker), Joanna Szulc (Speaker) & Julia Lattimer (Speaker)

    7 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation

    Temporal perspectives on planned changes: In search of the new emergency ward ‘Perfect Shift’

    Julie Davies (Speaker), Joanna Szulc (Speaker) & Julia Lattimer (Speaker)


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Organizational Altruism: Conditions for caring at work

    Joanna Szulc (Speaker), Gail Clarkson (Speaker) & Nicola Bown (Speaker)

    22 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation