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Professor Dora Scholarios

Work, Employment and Organisation

Personal statement

I teach and research in several areas of work psychology, organisational behaviour and HRM. I’m currently one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Human Resource Management Journal and a member of several editorial boards and professional associations in the fields of psychology, and business and management. I've also  been involved in a variety of research projects funded by UK and international institutions; e.g. the Economic and Social Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, the European Commission, the Association of Police Constables of England and Wales, and the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Previous roles include: representing the University on the Supervisory Board for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science & ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (Scotland) (2014-2016); member of the Strathclyde team co-ordinating the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers (2012-2016); Business School Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research (2010-2013); and Deputy Head of Department of HRM (2009-2014).



Has expertise in:

    • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
    • Recruitment, assessment and selection
    • Job quality and employee wellbeing
    • Human Resource Management and performance
    • Graduate employment and careers


Position, possession or process? Understanding objective and subjective employability during university-to-work transitions
Okay-Somerville Belgin, Scholarios Dora
Studies in Higher Education Vol 42, pp. 1275-1291, (2017)
Unpredictable working time, wellbeing and health in the police service
Scholarios Dora, Hesselgreaves Hannah, Pratt Raymond
International Journal of Human Resource Management, (2017)
'The recession has passed but the effects are still with us' : employment, work organization and employee experiences of work in post-crisis Indian BPO
Roy Chandrima, Scholarios Dora, Taylor Philip
Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing IndiaCritical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing India, (2017)
'The kids are alert' : generation Y responses to employer use and monitoring of social networking sites
Hurrell Scott A., Scholarios Dora, Richards James
New Technology, Work and Employment Vol 32, pp. 64–83, (2017)
Scholarios Dora
Contemporary Human Resource ManagementContemporary Human Resource Management, (2016)
Hurrell Scott, Scholarios Dora
Contemporary Human Resource ManagementContemporary Human Resource Management, (2016)

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My areas of teaching expertise cover work psychology, organisational behaviour and HRM generally, but with specific specialism in recruitment, assessment and selection, employee wellbeing and stress, research methodology and statistics.

Research interests

My recent research activity has focused on job quality, working time and wellbeing, graduate underemployment and career transitions, recruitment and selection practices, particularly the impact on social mobility, and the use of social media by employers to carry out recruitment, screening and performance monitoring of employees. 

Other areas of interest include:

  • Work design and employee wellbeing. This has included research on the psychological effects of shiftwork, different types of work (e.g. call centre or software work) and particular forms of HRM (for example, High Performance Work Systems). I am interested in the effects of these types of work on employee wellbeing and attitudes generally. For recent work see: Unpredictable working time, wellbeing and health in the police service. International Journal of HRM  eprint  
  • The organisational context of recruitment and selection decision processes. My research on these areas of HRM has spanned a variety of industry sectors, including hotels, construction, professions, the voluntary sector, and the military.

Professional activities

18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
Engage/Marie Curie Changing Employment Network: What's happening to job quality? Policy, practice and research directions
The Bridge Group (External organisation)
External Examiner
Non-educational barriers to elite professions - the Scottish financial sector
Invited speaker

more professional activities


Advanced Apprenticeships in Scotland, Filling the Middle skills Gap?
Scholarios, Dora (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Pauline (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 30-Sep-2018
Work Organisation and Employment in Philippine Call Centres
Taylor, Philip (Principal Investigator) Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2014 - 31-Dec-2017
University-to-work transitions: the role of career self-management in graduate employability and employment success
Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2014 - 31-Aug-2016
Work-Based Learning Pedagogy: Work-Based Learning for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Anderson, Pauline (Principal Investigator) Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2021
Employee Turnover in Voluntary Sector Social Care
Cunningham, Ian (Principal Investigator) Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2018 - 30-Jun-2018
Advanced Undergraduate Entrants: Enhancing Employability and Supporting Positive Graduate Destinations
Anderson, Pauline (Principal Investigator) Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator) Dutton, Eli (Co-investigator)
Students entering university at second year or above face a number of challenges, such as integrating into pre-existing social groups and adjusting to pedagogical changes. The limited literature on advanced college entrants tends to focus on transitions into and through university but there is an evidence gap in relation to the transitions beyond university for this student group. This project aims to fill this gap with a view to informing practices that will enhance employability and support positive graduate destinations.
Period 22-May-2017 - 30-Jun-2017

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Work, Employment and Organisation
Duncan Wing

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