Dr Vanda Papafilippou

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  • Qualifications:PhD, Academic Assoc CIPD, Higher Education Academy Fellow
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87984
  • Email:Vanda.Papafilippou@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr. Vanda Papafilippou is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management at UWE Bristol and is specialised in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The predominant focus of her research is gender and race inequality in the workplace as well diversity management practices and inclusive recruitment. In a recent research project (Vice Chancellors Early Career Researcher Development Award £14,000) she led, she looked at the extent to which formal, internal and external, women's networks contribute to gender equality within the organisation and the wider profession (engineering). She is now working on a British Academy-funded research project focusing on the experience of European expatriates in the UK within and outside the workplaces (PI Dr. Gaggiotti, £10,000) and is also collaborating with Dr. James Costello on developing a theoretical framework in order to understand the individual and organisational trauma of Covid-19 (£5,940). Her methodological expertise lies in interviewing, ethnography and document analysis.  
Vanda, is particularly active in engaging with the industry. She has recently received Higher Education Innovation Funding (£5,000) in order to develop (in collaboration with other colleagues) a series ‘HR Surgeries’ for SMEs and larger organisations (for more details, please see: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/business/business-services/hr-surgeries). She has also developed and delivered training for SMEs in the creative sector through the Creative Workforce of the Future and larger organisations through UWE’s Executive Education on inclusive recruitment and selection and has also developed the EDI training material for social enterprises (on inclusive leadership and inclusive HRM practice). 
Before this role, she worked as a Research Associate on the Paired Peers Moving On Up project (UWE Bristol) for two years, as a Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol for more than five years and as a Regional Facilitator for Action Tutoring (Registered Charity Number 1147175) for nearly a year. 

Area of expertise

sociology of work; sociology of higher education; identity; gender, race; diversity management; recruitment; research methods; 


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