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Members of the Aston Centre for Human Resources are all active researchers, whose work encompasses the whole spectrum of Human Resources Management, Organisational Behaviour and Organisation Psychology topics.

Centre Member Contact details Biography/research interests 


Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos

Tel: +44(0)121 204 3472 

Email: n.theodorakopoulos@aston.ac.uk

Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos is a Reader in Strategic Entrepreneurship Development at Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK.  He is Director of the Aston Centre for People and Organisations, Academic Deputy Director of the Goldman Sachs ’10,000 Small Businesses Programme’ and Director of the MSc Human Resource Management & Business PT.  

His specialist areas of research, academic publications and teaching include strategic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and development, innovation, and diverse entrepreneurship.  He has received funding from various organisations, including ESRC, ERDF, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Leicestershire Learning and Skills Council, Centre for Enterprise and UK Trade and Investment to examine entrepreneurship in different contexts and has managed successfully research teams to deliver high quality output.  

Apart from contributing to a number of books and special issues as a guest editor, his papers have been published in a wide range of academic journals, including British Journal of Management, Work, Employment and Society, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Public Administration and Technovation. 

Kathy Daniels Email: k.daniels1@aston.ac.uk

Kathy works part-time as a Teaching Fellow, a role which she combines with her continuing work as a Lay Member of Employment Tribunals, her consultancy business and her very successful publishing career.

Her main speciality area is employment law.  This changes constantly, so on a weekly basis she tracks the news, monitors Government activity and is constantly on the lookout for Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal as well as Higher and European court rulings that affect employment law. 

Dr Jonathan Crawshaw

Tel: +44(0)121 204 3130

Email: j.r.crawshaw2@aston.ac.uk 

Jonathon’s research passion is organisational justice, ethics and morality and he has published widely on these subjects. He is currently a Lecturer in HRM, delivering both postgraduate and undergraduate learning, and is the Programme Director for MSc HRM and Business, on which he teaches Strategic Human Resource Management and Performance and Learning Training and Development, as well as HRM on the European Masters Programme. 

Prof Pawan Budhwar

Tel: +44(0)121 204 3049

Email: p.s.budhwar@aston.ac.uk

Pawan is globally renowned for his research into the international aspects of HRM, and has held many visiting professorships worldwide.

Pawan’s research interests lie mainly in the international perspectives of HRM. He conducts the majority of his empirical work overseas, especially in India. He is currently engaged in looking at expatriate management and is particularly excited about a project on the emergence of Indian MNEs, and their HRM systems overseas.

ACPO Administrator

Jude Preston

Email: prestjac@aston.ac.uk


Other members:

  • Blewitt, John
  • Carter, Matthew
  • Davies, Ann
  • Guillaume, Yves
  • Glaister, Alison
  • Kazmi, Bahar Ali
  • Lyubovnikova, Joanne
  • Parkes, Carole
  • Sacramento, Claudia
  • Scully, Judy
  • Theodorakopoulos, Nick


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