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Maranda Ridgway

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Maranda is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management, she is module leader for People Resourcing and Talent Management on the MSc Human Resource Management / PGDip Human Resource Management (part time) courses, and also Resourcing Talent on the certificate in CIPD Human Resource Practice course.  Additionally, she supervises professional doctoral students, postgraduate dissertations and applied management research reports a well as undergraduate research projects.

Career overview

Before joining Nottingham Trent University in 2016, Maranda worked as a senior HR practitioner with experience across project management, strategic and operational human resource management, line management and support of the entire employee lifecycle.  She has worked in a range of diverse industries including aviation, engineering consultancy, FMCG, financial services, hospitality and retail, both in the UK and in the UAE.

Maranda completed a DBA with Newcastle Business School, her thesis “Factors that influence self-initiated expatriates, in the construction industry, when considering employment opportunities in Qatar” explored the importance of different factors on the decision to pursue overseas employment, in the context of Qatar as a proposed destination.

Research areas

Maranda is a research active member of staff at Nottingham Business School. Her research areas include:

  • International human resource management
  • Global mobility
  • Gender and work
  • Employee engagement

External activity

Maranda is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and currently a member of the CIPD Research Ethics Steering Panel.  She is a friend of the committee for the CIPD Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch (  Maranda is an external examiner on the MSc Human Resource Management programme for University of Gloucestershire.  She is also a Licensed Career Counsellor and Coach.

Sponsors and collaborators

Maranda is currently working with Dr. Jenny Rodriguez ( exploring the life and work experiences of expatriate women in the Gulf Cooperation Council.  Jenny and Maranda are also collaborating on work to understand the positioning of researchers’ intersecting identifies within the research process.

Maranda has presented at a number of domestic and international conferences.  She is keen to collaborate with academics and practitioners interested in all aspects of international human resource management.

Press expertise

Maranda can comment on international human resource management.