Staff

The listings below feature Birmingham Business School academics associated with the GVC research cluster.

Dr Tommaso Aquilante

Dr Tommaso Aquilante

Lecturer in Managerial Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Tommaso Aquilante, an Italian citizen, is a Lecturer in Managerial Economics at the Birmingham Business School. He was awarded his BA and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and his PhD in Economics from ECARES, at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, in Brussels.

Tommaso worked at Bruegel in Brussels, at the Econometric Modelling Division of the European Central ...

Email
t.aquilante@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto

Post-Doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Business School

Dr. Mariachiara Barzotto is a Post-Doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Birmingham Business School (BBS). She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy) in 2014. Her research interests and work experiences focus on international organisation of global value chains, international competitiveness, EU industrial policy and employment in advanced ...

Email
m.barzotto@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lisa De Propris

Professor Lisa De Propris

Professor of Regional Economic Development

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

My main research interests are: small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; forms of clusters and governance; innovation; clusters and foreign direct investment; regional development; knowledge economy and clusters, and creative and cultural industries. In parallel, I have always been concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and have looked at policy ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6258
Email
l.de_propris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Geraint Harvey

Dr Geraint Harvey

Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. He joined Birmingham Business School in April 2013, having previously worked at the School of Business, Swansea University and Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8436
Email
g.harvey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Hodder

Lecturer in Employment Relations

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012. Andy’s research examines contemporary trade unionism in a range of contexts. He has published on the relationship between young workers and trade unions and union use of social media. His current research looks at on issues associated with union organisation, mobilisation and strike action.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6536
Email
a.j.hodder@bham.ac.uk

Dr Linda Hsieh

Dr Linda Hsieh

Lecturer in International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Linda is a lecturer in International Business, joined University of Birmingham in September 2008, having previously worked as a lecturer in International Business and then senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (09/2005-09/2008).

Telephone
0121 414 6697
Email
h.hsieh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christina Niforou

Dr Christina Niforou

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Christina joined Birmingham Business School in 2013. She received her PhD from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. She is interested in comparative employment relations, global labour governance and corporate social responsibility. She has received funding from the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the ESRC, Warwick Business School and TURI (Trade Union related Research ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 1214145257
Email
c.niforou@bham.ac.uk

Professor Helen Rainbird

Professor Helen Rainbird

Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Helen Rainbird joined Birmingham Business School in October 2004. She has researched and written extensively on the intersection between industrial relations structures and processes and workplace learning policies and practices in organisations and has worked on a number of European projects on training institutions.

Helen retired in December 2013 but continues to be a member of the Global ...

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Lecturer in International Business and innovation

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Paulina joined Birmingham University in August 2005. Before coming to Birmingham University she worked as Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) at the National University of Ireland - Galway and Research Associate at UMIST and the University of Sheffield.

Telephone
+ 44 (0) 121 414 4948
Email
p.ramirez@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pamela Robinson

Dr Pamela Robinson

Lecturer in Comparative Employment Relations

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Pamela joined University of Birmingham in January 2010. Before coming to the Business School she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Relationships Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

Previously employed in the retail sector in a number of senior management roles, with responsibility ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3418
Email
p.k.robinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Lecturer in Managerial Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Ferran’s research focuses on the innovation dynamics of business models within creative industries as well the impact of digital technology in organisation of creative businesses. This has led him to assess empirically innovation policies, and to analyse recent changes in the business models of multinationals in the music, publishing and media sectors through close collaboration with ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 8563
Email
f.vendrell-herrero@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Director of Business Programmes with Engineering, Sciences & Law

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Yufeng Zhang is the Director of Business Programmes with Engineering, Sciences & Law. He is the academic Coordinator of the EU FP7 Europe-China High Value Engineering Network (EC-HVEN), www.birmingham.ac.uk/hven. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6695
Email
zhangys@bham.ac.uk