Dr Cinzia Priola


Cinzia Priola

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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).

Research interests

  • 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

Teaching Activity

  • 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


  • 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 

Membership of Professional Bodies

Professional Membership

  • 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

Funding Applications and Awards

  • 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 - £5000Promising young researchers scheme. SPONSOR: University of Wolverhampton internal grant.
  1. Libyan MBA. CED.

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Other

  2. British Journal of Management (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

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