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Dr Cinzia Priola

Work and Organisational Psychology Group

Cinzia Priola

Cinzia is a lecturer in Organisation Studies at Aston Business School. Her research interests and publications are in the fields of Gender and organisation, Managerial identities and practices, Higher Education, Culture, HRM, Identity and Employee Branding and Team-work. She teaches Organisational Behaviour (MSc), leadership (MBA), research methods (MSc) and contributes to other courses on topics such as diversity. Before joining Aston she worked at Keele University and Wolverhampton University. Cinzia’s research takes a critical perspective on work and organisations and focuses on qualitative methodologies. Cinzia holds a PhD in Management and a Laurea (Italian taught doctorate) in Psychology with a specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology. At Aston she is an associate of two research centres: InterLand (Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Language and Diversity) and the Aston Centre for Human Resources (ACHRs).

Position: Lecturer
Phone:
+44(0)121 204 3270
Email: v.priola@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW8014
  • 2001-2002: Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in HE
  • 1997-2001: PhD in Management
  • 1989-1995: 'Laurea' in Psychology with specialisation in psychology of work and organisations.
  • 2008 - Present, Lecturer in Organisation Studies - Aston Business School, Aston University
  • 2005 - 2008, Lecturer in Management - Keele Management School, Keele University
  • 2002 - 2005, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology - University of Wolverhampton Business School
  • 2000 - 2002, Lecturer in Organisational Psychology - University of Wolverhampton Business School 
  • MBA Full-Time Leadership Development
  • MBA Part-Time Leadership Development
  • MBA Distance Learners Leadership Development
  • MSc Research Methods (PT)
  • Contributions to Contemporary Issues in HRM (UG)
  • Contributions to Contemporary Issues in work psychology (MSc)
  • Responsible for the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) aspect of the MSc in HRM and Business
  • Critical perspectives on gender, organisation and sexuality at work
  • Managerial identity and gender
  • Gender and Organisational Change
  • Culture, Identity, HRM and Employee Branding
  • Higher Education and Managerialism
  • Team-Work

I am currently supervising three PhD students as the first supervisor (Shafaq Chaudhry, Elaine Bullock and Susie Kennedy) and a further two students as the second supervisor (Ralph Mckinney and Sheila Barrett).  In addition I supervise MBA and MSc dissertation projects and company placements.

  • Since 2013 Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Since 2004 Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy
  • Since 2002 Chartered Psychologist. The British Psychological Society
  • Since 2002 Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Since 1998 Italian Chartered Psychologist status
  • I am also a member of EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies), SCOS (Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism), EURAM (European Academy of Management) and BAM (British Academy of Management)

Editorial Membership:

  • Since 2002 member of the CIPD publishing editorial board
  • I also act as ad-hoc reviewer for various academic journals and book publishers

  • Priola, V., Lasio, D., De Simone, S. and Serri, F. (in press), The Sound of Silence: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Discrimination in ‘Inclusive Organisations’. British Journal of Management.
  • De Simone S. and Priola V. (2014) ‘What’s women’s work?’ Work-family Interface among women entrepreneurs in Italy. In Broadbridge A. and Fielden S. Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management: Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Otaye, L., Priola, V. and Yerby, E. (2014), Diversity in Organizations: HRM and International Practices. In Budhwar, P., Crawshaw, J. and Davis, A. (Eds) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. London: Sage.
  • Guillaume, Y.R.F., Dawson, J.F., Priola, V., Sacramento, C.A., Woods, S.A., Budhwar, P.S., Higson, H.E. and West M. (2014) Managing Diversity in Organizations: An Integrative Model and Agenda for Future Research. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, published online, DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.805485..
  • Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (2013) Agents for Change and Changed Agents. The Micro-Politics of Change and Feminism in the Academy, Gender, Work and Organization’, 20(5), 580-598.
  • Brannan, M.J. and Priola, V. (2012) ‘Girls Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls’? Exploring the role of gender in the Junior management of contemporary service work, ‘Gender, Work and Organization’, 19(2), 119-141.
  • Brannan, M.J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (Eds) (2011 hard-back - 2013 paper-back) Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 
  • (*Reviewed in: Administrative Science Quarterly (2012), 57(3), 535-536; Journal of Organizational Ethnography (2013), 2(1), 118.)
  • Priola, V. and Hurrell, S.A. (2011), Organizational Culture and Change Management. In M. Butler and E. Rose (Eds), Organisational Behaviour. An Introduction. London: CIPD. 
  • Hurrell, S.A. and Priola V. (2011), Organizational Design, Structure and Work Organisation. In M. Butler and E. Rose (Eds), Organisational Behaviour. An Introduction. London: CIPD.
  • Brannan, M.J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (2011) Introduction. In Brannan, M.J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (Eds) Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publisher.
  • Brannan, M.J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (2011) Placing Branding within Organization Theory. In Brannan, M.J., Parsons, E. and Priola, V. (Eds) Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publisher.
  • Priola, V. (2010), Gendering the Knowledge Economy. Comparative Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Sylvia Walby, Heidi Gottfried, Karin Gottschall and Mari Osawa, Gender, Work and Organization, 17(1), 115-117. (book review article)
  • Priola, V. and Brannan, M.J., (2009) ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Exploring Women’s Experience of Participation and Progress in Managerial Careers, Equal Opportunities International, 28(5), 378-397. 
  • Priola, V. (2009), ‘Multimethods Research Programs’. In Mills, A., Durepos, G., Wiebe, E. (Eds), SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. London: SAGE.
  • Priola, V. (2009), ‘Masculinity and Femininity’. In Mills, A., Durepos, G., Wiebe, E. (Eds), SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. London: SAGE.
  • Priola V. (2007) Being Female Doing Gender. Narratives of Women in Education Management. Gender and Education, 19(1), 21-40.
  • Priola V. (2004) Gender and Feminine Identities. Women as managers in a UK academic institution, Women in Management Review, 19(8), 421-430. 
  • Priola V., Smith J.L. and Armstrong S.J., (2004) Group Work and Cognitive Style: A Discursive Investigation, Small Group Research, 35(5), 565-595.
  • Armstrong S.J. and Priola V. (2001) Individual Differences in Cognitive Style and their effects on task and social orientations of Self-Managed Work Teams, Small Group Research, 32(3), 283-312.

Research  Reports:

  • Gilbert, K., Jordan, G., Priola, V., Worrall, L., Greenland, M., McEntegart, T., Osman, S. (2005) Management Skills Development for Women in the Black Country, Birmingham: Learning and Skills Council - Black Country.

Since 2000 I have presented my work at more than twenty academic conferences. I am regularly invited as guest speakers at academic  and professional seminars and events and have organised several conferences, conference streams and symposia.  

  • 2009 - £800: ABS internal award (SPO research programme)
  • 2008 - £200: British Academy Conference Grant
  • 2004 -£108,000: K. Gilbert, G. Jordan, V. Priola and L. Worrall, Management Skills Development for Women in the Black Country. SPONSOR: Learning and Skill Council and European Social Fund co-financing
  • 2004 -£5000: Promising young researchers scheme. SPONSOR: University of Wolverhampton internal grant.

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