Daiga’s current research interests include work and employment. She has strong quantitative skills and extensive experience of using large and complex data sets. Her work is part of the quantitative research stream at the Third Sector Research Centre. The focus for her research interest is third sector workforce, volunteering and the effects of volunteering on employability. Currently she is involved in Community Hospitals Research Programme (2014-2017), the FP7 Third Sector Impact Research Project, and in the Defining Mass Observation project.
Daiga is an experienced lecturer in psychology, organisational behaviour and human resource management and has been teaching at various universities in the UK and abroad for more than fifteen years. She also has been involved in HRM, training and development consultancy, data collection and analysis consultancy work for numerous private and public organisations.
- 2013 Campbell Adamson Memorial Prize for the Best Research Paper from the NCVO
- 2011 Fellow of Higher Education Academy
- 2008 ESRC Early Career Research Fellowship
- 2004 Leslie Wilson Research Fellowship, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
- 2003 Award of the Year for Young Scientists in Social Sciences from the Latvian Council of Sciences, Lattelekom and Latvian Foundation of Education
- 2002 International Policy Research Fellowship, Open Society/Soros Foundation
- PhD (Social and Political Sciences), University of Cambridge
- MPhil (Social and Development Psychology), University of Cambridge
In peer reviewed journals:
- Kamerāde, D., McKay, S. (2014). Is There a Subjective Well-being Premium in Voluntary Sector Employment in the UK, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Online First.
- Kamerāde, D., Ellis Paine, A. (2014). Volunteering and employability: implications for policy and practice, Voluntary Sector Review, 5(2), 259-273
- Kamerāde, D. (2012) Group Role-play as a Method of Facilitating Student to Student Interaction and Making Theory Relevant, in Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching, 6 (3), 173-188.
- Kamerāde, D. (2009) Part-time work and involvement in voluntary associations in Britain, Sociological Research Online, 14 (5).
- Kamerāde, D., Burchell, B. (2004) Teleworking and Participatory Capital: Is Teleworking an Isolating or a Community Friendly Form of Work? European Sociological Review, 20 (4), 365-387.
- Kamerāde, D. (2015) Third sector impact on human resources and community: a critical review. TSRC Working Paper Series No.134. Seventh Framework Programme (grant agreement 613034), European Union. Brussels: Third Sector Impact
- Taylor, R., Kamerāde, D., McKay, S. (2014) Reviewing the literature on pay and non-standard employment, taking a cross sector perspective, TSRC Working Paper Series No.120
- Kamerāde, D. (2013). Volunteering during unemployment: more skills but where is the job? The Voluntary Sectos and Volunteering Research Conference, Sheffield Hallam University.
- Lūse, A., Kamerāde, D. (2013). Between Disabling Disorders and Mundane Nervousness: Representations of Psychiatric Patients and their Distress in Soviet and Post-Soviet Latvia, in: Rasell, M & Iarskaia-Smirnova, E (eds.), Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, Routledge, London, UK.
- Mārtinsone K., Pipere A., Kamerāde D. (2011) Dictionary of Research Terminology (in Latvian), Raka, Riga.
- Kamerāde, D., Kristapsone, S., Lazda, R. (2011) Quantitative research, in: Mārtinsone, K (ed.), Introduction to Research: Strategies, Designs and Methods (in Latvian), Raka, Riga, Latvia, pp.49-88.
- Kamerāde, D.(2011) , How to write a research report, in: Mārtinsone, K (ed.) Introduction to Research: Strategies, Designs and Methods (in Latvian), Raka, Riga, Latvia, pp.243-259.
- Lūse, A., Kamerāde, D.(2011) Redrawing the Boundaries of Psychiatry and Mental Illness in the Post-Soviet Period: The Case of Latvia, in Szmigiero,K. (ed), Probing Madness, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 55-66
Selected research reports:
- Kamerāde, D. (2011) Impact of the recession on age management policies: Latvia, European Foundation for Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, Dublin, Ireland.
- Kamerāde, D. (2011) Latvia Case Study on Proniks Ltd, for: RAND Europe/ European Foundation for improvement of Working and Living Conditions, Dublin, Ireland.
- Kamerāde, D. (2011) Latvia case study on LDz Group, for: RAND Europe/European Foundation for improvement of Working and Living Conditions, Dublin, Ireland.