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Ghazal Vahidi

Research Fellow

Centre of Work, People & Organisational Practice

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management

Role

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

Working as a member of “Work and Organisation Research Group” in Loughborough University during her PhD studies has offered Ghazal the unique opportunity to explore different fields of labour studies, critical management studies 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.

Since 2017, she has been actively engaged in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in departments of Business & Economics and Social Sciences, specifically working as an associate lecturer for modules such as Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Social Psychology, and International Business Management in MBA, Marketing Management, Finance Management and HR Management programs.

Research areas

Ghazal is a social researcher with a special interest in the social, political and organisational dimensions of work. She completed her PhD in May 2021 by introducing an innovative framework to combine media analysis and career theories with the aim of identifying the dominant themes in representation of careers in British print media.

As a contribution to the field of career theories, the empirical contribution of her research is revealing new insights about how individuals experience careers which to some extent challenges the existing academic assumptions about the labour market by exploring new and previously undocumented media messages.

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.

Publications

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.