Current PhD Students
Current PhD Student Profiles
PhD Title: Does the UK model of Managing Diversity at work present an ideal model for organisations in Germany?
01/12/2006 - 31/07/2007: Gender & Diversity Trainer. Department for women equality (Frauenreferat der evangelischen Kirche Gelsenkirchen)
01/10/2005 - present: Lecturer University Duisburg/Essen (Germany), Faculty of Social Science. Main topics: Diversity, Diversity Management, Anti-discrimination and integration of migrants.
01/12/2004 - 31/03/2006: Scientific assistant (University Duisburg/Essen) in a project for the Ministry of Public Health, Social Welfare, Woman and Family from the federal state of Nordrhein Westfalen: Diversity, discrimination and anti-discrimination - scientific level of research and research requirements in Germany.
Further education: HR and organisation developer (WBS, Essen, Germany), Train the Trainer (WBS, Essen, Germany), Managing Gender & Diversity (DiVersion, University Dortmund)
Research interest keywords: Diversity Management, discrimination/ anti-discrimination, racial discrimination, gender, integration of migrants
Merx, A. and Vassilopoulou, J. (2007) Arbeitsrechtliches AGG und Diversity-Perspektiven (The anti-discrimination law related to the labour law and Diversity perspectives) in Iris Koall, Verena Bruchhagen and Friederiike Höher (eds.) Diversity Outlooks - Managing Diversity zwischen Ethik, Business Case und Antidiskriminierung, LIT-Verlag, Münster, Hamburg.
Berendt, U. / Koch-Baumgarten, S. / Vassilopoulou, J. et al. (2006) Endbericht zur Recherche und Dokumentation vom wissenschaftlichen Forschungsstand und Forschungsbedarf von Diskriminierung und Antidiskriminierung (Diversity, discrimination and anti-discrimination - scientific level of research and research requirements in Germany) Ministry of Public Health, Social Welfare, Woman and Family from the federal state of Nordrhein Westfalen.
Vassilopoulou, J. (2007) Gender & Diversity Changes Organizations Fachkonferenz vom 22. bis 23. Juni 2007 in Dortmund in Femina Politica, Heft 2/2007: Cherchez la Citoyenne! Bürger- und Zivilgesellschaft aus geschlechterpolitischer Perspektive, Humboldt Universität Berlin
PhD Title: Factors affecting Career Choice and Motivation of Science and Technology Researchers in Thailand: A Survey and Recommendations for Policy.
Boonnanida graduated with a bachelors degree (2000) and a masters degree (2002) in economics from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand). During her postgraduate study in 2001, she also worked as a data analysis officer at the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In 2003 she became a research officer of Policy and Planning Office at the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research.
She has been awarded a Ph.D. scholarship by the Royal Thai Government and become a research student at Norwich Business School commencing in January 2008. Her intension is to study about decision-making behaviours because she has been interested to find out what factors behind peoples decision are and why.
She uses this opportunity to do the research on the topic that she is interested in and can be useful for her countrys development. Her research subject is factors affecting career choice and motivation of becoming science and technology researchers in Thailand. The background of her research derives from a severe problem of manpower shortage in science and technology research in Thailand. She thinks the outcome from her research would be constructively used to guide the authority to improve recruitment policies and incentive schemes to increase the number of local science and technology researchers.
PhD Title: Gender diversity in transition on example of Russian heavy industry
Research interest keywords: gender diversity, Russian transition economy, coal industry, occupational sex segregation, woman unemployment.
Elena finished her BSc at Novosibirsk State University of Economic and Management in 2007 and continued her education with completion of the MSc (International Human Resource Management) in 2009 at University of East Anglia. During her studies Elena was employed at one of the biggest mining companies in Russia in 2007, gaining diverse experience in out-staffing, employing, firing and worked with different types of documents in Human Resources Department. During this time, she was involved in the interesting and challenging process of out-staffing. This experience helped her in writing her Diploma for BSc degree and dissertation for Msc degree and produced an interest in the problem of women employment and position in the Russian labour market. In addition, Elena worked for a year as a recruiter and interviewer in recruitment agency, further developing her interest in the problem of gender diversity in the Russian labour market and how it was changed over the time; as collapse of the Soviet Union system led to a dramatic change in the social and economic environment. However, she discovered that the problem of the gender diversity was not wildly touched by society and researchers, thus she decided that her knowledge and experience will help to direct society`s attention to this problem.
So, after she got her Msc in 2009 she joined to the PhD program at University of East Anglia in order to investigate problem of gender diversity and women question within the Russian transition economy.