I am a Lecturer in the Division of Work, Management and Organisation, which I joined in 2017. I hold Master’s degrees from the University of Warsaw and the University of Stirling, and a PhD from the University of Stirling. After completing my PhD, I have worked on the STUC-Scottish Government Women and Work Partnership Project, during which I have conducted research and wrote reports on barriers women face in securing work, sustaining employment and developing their careers. Gender issues remain part of my research with a current focus on childcare as a barrier to work and employment, and the policy-driven expansion of Early Learning and Childcare sector.
Through my work in applied and academic research contexts so far, I carried out research and evaluation for national and supra-national bodies such as the Scottish Government, Scottish Trades Union Congress, Creative Scotland and European Commission. I have experience on various ERASMUS + projects and have written reports on work, skills and training, career, and employment related issues.
My other research interests evolve around organisation of arts sectors, artistic expression and social situatedness of arts production and making. These include themes such as: sustainable and resilient cultural leadership; creative learning: creativity, artistry and resilience in personal and professional development; value-driven education; social impact of arts: arts making and arts engagement as a tool for social change; and social entrepreneurship in arts sectors. I published in areas such as Cultural Leadership in the Scottish performing arts sector in Scotland and currently working on a particular example of adaptive behaviour displayed by arts organisations in the context of radical change in the public arts funding structures.
I am a member of Working Lives Research Group. https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/faculties/stirling-management-school/our-research/research-areas/working-lives/
I coordinate and teach two foundational undergraduate management modules: Management Challenge (MGTU9S2 in Year 1) and Fundamentals of Business and Management (MGTU9S3 in Year 2).
I have a genuine interest in creating positive and supportive work environments in which all people can develop their potential and this is why I am part of the Stirling Management School’s Athena SWAN team. https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/faculties-and-services/stirling-management-school/about-us/athena-swan-and-stirling-management-school/
I sit on the board of Shaper/Caper, a wonderful performing arts organization with a soul and social conscience! https://www.shapercaper.com