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CRESS Research Team

Prof George Saridakis

Professor George Saridakis
Research Centre Director, June 2016–present

George's research interests encompass the economics of small firms and entrepreneurship covering issues on new firm formation, survival and growth as well as on employee relations and human resource management (HRM) in small firms.


Dr Christina Butler

Dr Christina Bulter

Christina's research lies at the intersection of international management and organisational behaviour. Current projects concern global team performance, the changing nature of teams, leadership of global teams, and the development of the workforce for the demands of global work.


Prof Andrew Clark

Professor Andrew Clark

Andrew's research is focused on the interface between psychology, sociology and economics in the broad area of social interactions and social learning.



Dr Maria Daskalaki

Dr Maria Daskalaki

Maria is currently conducting research on the financial crisis and new forms of organizing; art, urban spaces and creativity. Other research interests include solidarity economy and emancipatory assemblages as forms of resistance, post-capitalist imaginaries and urban social formations.



Dr Stephen Gourlay

Dr Stephen Gourlay

Stephen's main research interests are on conceptual issues surrounding the concept of ‘engagement’, and in developing qualitative approaches to studying engagement. He is also interested in perspectives on research methodology that break with traditional perspectives such as quantitative vs. qualitative.


Dr Enda Hannon

Dr Enda Hannon

Enda's research interests include political economy of employment and skills, industrial policy, varieties of capitalism and job quality.




Dr Selin Kudret

Dr Selin Kudret

Selin's research interests include employee responses to an organisation's perceived employer brand and socially responsible corporate actions; person-organisation congruence/incongruence; psychological contract breach/fulfilment; and quantitative research methodology.


Dr Smirti Kutaula

Smirti is interested in Psychological Contract, Strategic Human Resource Management. HRM in India, Ethical Consumption, Fair Trade and Quantitative Methods.


Dr Jelena Petrovic

Dr Jelena Petrovic
CRESS Public Event Organiser

Jelena's research interests are in strategic leadership and international management and governance areas including top management team / board dynamics and performance, international joint venture board directors, role of a strategic leader, strategic decision making, International performance management, and expatriate and cross-cultural management.


Dr Andriana Rapti

Andriana's primary research interests lie in the linkages between employee engagement and its antecedents, within the JD-R model and social exchange theory. She is also interested in the effect of organisational reforms on employees' attitudes. To a lesser degree she is interested in the relationship between engagement and its behavioural outcomes.


Dr Qi (Jean) Wei
CRESS Seminar Organiser

Jean's research is focused on rewards and performance management, employee engagement, line management in HRM and critical human resource management.


Visiting and Associate Fellows


Dr Jelena Petrovic

Professor Gwyneth Pitt

Gwyneth is interested in Employment Law, Equality Law and Business Ethics.



Dr Ricardo Rodrigues

Ricardo's core research interests centre on career orientations and career boundaries as a basis for understanding contemporary career dynamics.

Professor Michael Wynn

Michael's research interests are in labour law and social thought. He is currently working on aspects of law and policy relating to employment status and temporary agency workers and on aspects of employee voice at work.

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Emotional or Transactional Engagement


CRESS Events

  • There are currently no seminars planned, upcoming seminars will be listed here when finalised.