Sajia Ferdous
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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am willing to supervise research projects within the broad areas of employment related inequality topics, particularly which investigate marginalised workers' groups, e.g., female workers, migrants and older workers, among others. I am especially interested in projects that adopt qualitative methods to explore those issues.


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PhD in Business and Management, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

MSc in International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Other qualifications:

Associate Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) (since 2019)

Member of ESRC Peer Review College

Member of the QMS Athena Swan team (since 2021)

Research Focus

My research mainly explores work related equality issues at the intersections of gender, age, class, race/ethnicity and other social identities with a special focus on the UK/European labour market contexts. I feel at home applying qualitative methods such as interviews and focus groups. My philosophical stance is mainly inspired by critical feminist and critical management perspectives.

I am currently the PI for the project entitled "Gender mainstreaming in talent management: an intersectional investigation into Northern Irish SMEs", which has been funded by AHSS Faculty research initiative funding, Queen's University Belfast.

I am also working on another project entitled, "Deconstructing digital precarity for older workers: intersectional comparisons between the UK and Irish labour markets". This research is supported by the QUB Agility funding scheme and Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford through visitng research scholar programme.


Module coordinator: MGT 7146 HRM Theory and Strategy (MSc Human Resource Management)

Module coordinator: MGT2013 Human Resource Management (BSc in Management)

PhD supervision: Huda Alrasheed (second supervisor)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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