Course Director: Dr Claudia Sacramento BSc, MSc, PhD
Dr Sacramento completed her PhD Management at Aston in 2008 and previously worked in Portugal as Consultant, providing training of customer care skills, teamwork and management of conflict. She has published various book chapters with her research interests in individual and team creativity, team processes, team effectiveness, and stressors at the work place.
Dr Yves Guillaume
Diploma in Social Science, MA, PhD
Research interests include: Work Group Diversity, Effectiveness and Learning; Multilevel Modelling; Organisational Culture Effectiveness.
Dr Vincenza Cinzia Priola
Laurea in Psychology, PhD, PGC in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
Cinzia joined Aston University in September 2008 and teaches Leadership (MBA) and Research Methods (MSc). She also contributes to other programmes such as contemporary issues in HRM and contemporary issues in Work Psychology. Before joining Aston Cinzia worked at Keele University. She received her PhD in 2001 and holds a Laurea (Italian taught doctorate) in Psychology with a specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology. Her research interests and publications are in the fields of Gender and Organisation, Managerial Identities and Gender, Changes in the Management of Higher Education, Culture, HRM, Identity and Employee Branding and Team-Work.
Dr Michael Butler
Certificate Field Archaeology, BA, PhD
Michael has also worked as a management consultant across the private and public sectors. His teaching reflects his research interests in change management/strategy, decision-making (behavioural), discourse analysis, government and society and organisation behaviour/theory. In particular, he is currently researching two streams of activity: downsizing in the motor industry and the neurosciences of leadership and decision-making. A connecting theme is surfacing underlying organisational processes in order to more effectively manage organisations.
Professor Robin Martin
Research interests include: Social influence processes, especially from numerical majorities and minorities; Persuasion and attitude change; Workplace leadership; Motivation; Teamworking and Innovation.