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Dr Sara Chaudhry

  • Overview



    Sara Chaudhry is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Management at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her research contributes to two key research streams: i) diversity and employment experiences (across varied international contexts and employee groups) and ii) the changing employment relationship (i.e. processes of marketisation, individualisation & flexibilization). She has published in world-leading (ABS 4*/3*) journals such as British Journal of Management, Work, Employment & Society, International Journal of Management Reviews, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Gender, Work & Organization.

    She has secured several small seed grants from the University of Edinburgh Business School to conduct research on ageing and careers, idiosyncratic deals and collective psychological contracts.

    She is on the editorial boards of Work, Employment & Society (4*) and Group & Organization Management (3*).


    • PhD , Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, 2012
    • MA Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, 2006
    • BSc (Hons.), Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2005
    • Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PgCAP), University of Edinburgh, 2018

    Professional memberships

    • Academic Associate CIPD

    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    • Academy of Management

    • British Sociological Association


  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students who are interested in undertaking research in any of my areas of research interest. Please check the Research Overview section for my research interests in detail.

    Current 3 doctoral students:

    (co-supervising with Dr Maryam Aldossari - Aston Business School)

    Dotun Ayeni (University of Edinburgh Business School) - Idiosyncratic deals in the Nigerian context

    Faisal Alkadi (University of Edinburgh Business School) - Inequality in the Saudi Arabia context

    Sona Gachayeva (University of Edinburgh Business School) - Idiosyncratic deals & co-worker perceptions - An organisational justice lens

    Doctoral Alum:

    Yuyang Fan - Work-Life Balance

    Kahlil Ahmed Channa - An Exploration of the Influence of Social Position on HRM Adoption: A Case of HRM in Pakistan


    Teaching modules

    • International Human Resource Management (BUMN004H7)
    • International Business (BUMN151H5)
    • International Business: Theories and Issues (MOMN007H7)
  • Publications