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Ghazal Vahidi

Research Fellow

Centre of Work, People & Organisational Practice

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Ghazal has joined the Centre of People, Work & Organisational Practice on 2020 as Research Fellow. Currently, she is working on several research projects for the centre including Employee voice, 50+ Volunteering, and ‘Respond, recover, reset: the voluntary sector and COVID-19’ ESRC funded project.

Career overview

Ghazal is a doctoral researcher in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. She holds a BA (Hons) in Media, Advertising & PR from Middlesex University and a MA (Hons) degree in Global Communications Management from Cardiff University.

Prior to joining the PhD program, she was working as an account executive in a communications consultancy in Tehran, when she discovered her interest in studying sociology of work from a theoretical perspective. Currently, she is writing her thesis on representation of contemporary career concepts in UK print media, 1985-2015. Along with her studies, she has also worked as an associate lecturer for modules such as Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Social Psychology, Data Analysis for Marketing and International Business Management.

Research areas

Ghazal is a social researcher with a special interest in the social, political and organisational dimensions of work. Doing her research as a member of “Work and Organisation Research Group” in Loughborough University has offered her the opportunity to explore different fields of labour studies, critical management and industrial relations during the last 4 years. She is particularly interested in critical evaluation of contemporary careers, the changing nature of work practices and gendered division of labour.

Sponsors and collaborators

Ghazal has received endorsement under the Global Talent Scheme from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in October 2020 to contribute to an ESRC-funded research project.


Vahidi, G. (2019) Contemporary Career Paths as Conceptualised in the Print Media, paper presented at National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) 2019 Conference. 17th April 2019.