Dr Vassilopoulou is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in HRM at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK. Her research focuses on race and gender equality at work, highly skilled migrants, migration, diversity management and talent management, from a critical and international comparative perspective.
Joana Vassilopoulou has an established academic and professional record in the field of diversity and inclusion, is frequently invited to deliver talks and she has organised and hosted the international Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) conference. She is also collaborating with the European Network against Racism (ENAR), Brussels/Belgium by contributing to events and conferences and planning the conference titled: Beyond the business case for diversity: Using ethnic diversity as a case in point, at Loreal Paris/France.
She holds a visiting Professorship at Dauphine University, Paris /France and at teh University of Wuppertal/Germany and is an associated faculty member at the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam/Netherlands. Her academic appointments have spanned the fields of organisational behaviour, human resource management, and corporate social responsibility.
Joana is also an Associate Editor of the European Management Review (EMR), a board member of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and the UK National Representative of EURAM. She has published in edited collections and journals such as the European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Business Review and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Dr Vassilopoulou is the recipient of a visiting scholarship at Sydney University’s business school (2017); winner of the Transnational Best Paper Award at the American Academy of Management conference (2012); and the recipient of University of East Anglia’s Norwich Business School Diversity and Equality in Careers and Employment Research PhD scholarship (2007-2010).
She has a PhD in Management from Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia and her Sociology diploma from the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in HRM
HRM and HRM & Employment Relations Pathway Lead
Newest selected publications
Vassilopoulou, J. (Accepted) 'Diversity management as window dressing. A case study from Germany', in Ozbilgin, M. and Chanlat, JF. (eds.) Management and diversity: main issues and challenges. Emerald.
Vassilopoulou, J., Samaluk, B. and Seierstad, C. (2014) 'Balancing inflows and outflows: case study from Europe', in Ozbilgin, M. and Groutsis, D. (eds.) International human resource management. Cambridge University Press.
Vassilopoulou, J., Ozbilgin, M., Tatli, A., Pinnington, A. and Alshamsi, A. (2016) 'Identifying Effective Talent Management Policies and Practices in the United Arabic Emirates', in Christiansen, B. and Erdogdu, M. (eds.) Comparative Economic Perspectives on Europe and the MENA Region. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.
Vassilopoulou, J., Da Rocha, JP., Kyriakidou, O., April, K. and Ozbilgin, M. (2016) 'Does the on-going global economic crisis put diversity gains at risk? International examples from the USA, South Africa and Greece', in Prescott, J. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.
Tatli, A., Vassilopoulou, J., Özbilgin, M., Forson, C. and Slutskaya, N. (2014) 'A bourdieuan relational perspective for entrepreneurship research'. Journal of Small Business Management, 52 (4). pp. 615 - 632. ISSN: 0047-2778