Stefanos is the Head of the Department of Management, Nottingham Business School. In this role, he works closely with the Department's senior team to develop and implement strategies that align with the department's learning and teaching objectives. His vision is to foster a culture of collaboration, leveraging your academic knowledge to build strength in education and knowledge. By actively participating and leveraging academic knowledge, he encourages academic staff to become an integral part of the department’s effort to actively participate in the creation and dissemination of unique educational context in business and management.
Stefanos is an active researcher. His scholarship and research activities focus on Diversity and Equality, particularly issues related to equal pay and diversity management. He has collaborated in the production of three series of edited textbooks on various aspects of diversity and equality in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan. These edited volumes cover all the key areas of his scholarly expertise and aim to offer new educational resources for students and educators. Additionally, Stefanos has dedicated significant time to exploring the impact of childhood trauma in the workplace. Through a funded project by the British Academy, he has been able to provide guidance and support to organizations and individuals on creating a safe working environment for those who have experienced trauma. His research is primarily driven by a desire to encourage individuals to reconsider their perspectives and effect changes in the ways these issues are addressed at both individual and organizational levels.
Stefanos also has a keen interest in Human Resource Development and specifically in leadership development. He has co-edited two volumes in this field, which examine how innovation, technology, and change impact the development of individuals. As a Senior Fellow (HEA), Stefanos has been actively involved in developing various pedagogical and scholarly activities centered around authentic learning. This stems from his strong interest in working with organisations to promote effective educational practices. Throughout his academic career, Stefanos has held several other academic roles, including programme director, international coordinator, online programme leader, member of the academic board, and employability manager.
At the postgraduate level, Stefanos teaches human resource management and supervises a number of doctoral students in the areas of diversity, equality, and leadership development.
At the university level, Stefanos is a member of the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching, contributing to discussions on employability and work-based learning, as well as the University Collaborations and Partnerships Committee. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Charter Management Institute (CMI), the CABS sub-committee on race equality, and UFHRD (University Forum for Human Resource Development).
Stefanos was the Deputy Head and Principal lecturer for the Department of Human Resource Management for 6 years.
Stefanos completed his PhD in Business and Employment Practices (2012) at Leeds Metropolitan University which explores students’ career aspirations and expectations upon graduation.
Stefanos also worked for York St John University and Leeds Metropolitan University holding a number of senior academic and course leadership roles.
Before joining higher education in 2008, he worked in the hospitality and service industry in Cyprus and UK holding a number of supervisory and management roles.
Stefanos' scholarly interests range from graduate recruitment, digital competencies and leadership development to assessing wider diversity and equality issues in the workplace. He is particularly interested on the role of leadership development and learning in addressing diversity issues at social, organisational and individual perspective through the use of a postmodern approach. He supervises a number of PhD and DBA students in the areas of diversity management and leadership development. He also has the capacity to supervise students in childhood trauma and neurodiversity in the workplace. Stefanos has a number of edited book around HRD and hidden inequality with great interest in developing pedagogical outputs for educational purposes.
Please visit the NTU Doctoral School website for information on doctoral research opportunities at NBS.
Stefanos is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy after completing an accredited Postgraduate Certificate programme in Higher Education (PGCHE) and an active academic with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is also a member in the University Forum for Human Resource Development, EFMD, CABS and an external examiner in various postgraduate courses in the UK.
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Stefanos is now working on a British Academy funded project exploring Childhood Trauma in the workplace.
- Nachmias, S. (2022) It is time to change how we deal with childhood trauma in the workplace? HRZone, https://www.hrzone.com/lead/culture/it-is-time-to-change-how-we-deal-with-childhood-trauma-in-the-workplace
- Nachmias, S. (2022) Developing workplace support for childhood trauma survivors: A toolkit for employers British Educational Research Association, https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/developing-workplace-support-for-childhood-trauma-survivors-a-toolkit-for-employers
- Nachmias, S. (2022) How to talk to your employer about trauma. The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/how-to-talk-to-your-employer-about-trauma-183251
- Nachmias, S. (2020) Are we ready to support survivors of childhood trauma in the workplace? www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/voices/comment/ready-support-survivors-childhood-trauma-workplace
- Nachmias, S. (2019) Why equality legislation doesn’t work in modern organisations. HR Review www.hrreview.co.uk/analysis/dr-stefanos-nachmias-why-equality-legislation-doesnt-work-in-modern-organisations/114221
Diversity and equality issues in the workplace; gender pay gap, childhood trauma, graduate retention and neurodiversity.