I am Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Brunel Business school. Prior to join Brunel University, I held posts at Greenwich Business School and Royal Holloway- University of London. I completed my PhD at the University of Leicester, funded by the ESRC.
I am currently part of the Editorial Board for the journal European Management Review, member of European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD). I act as reviewer for the academic journals New Technology Work and Employment and Gender, Work and Organization. I have been nominated as a reviewer for ESRC projects.
My current research project, sponsored by the British Academy, explores the management of health and wellbeing in UK small business through an advice line.
I am also part of a multidisciplinary research team which supports mental health problems and the wellbeing of Brunel University students, so that the university can provide an inclusive and enabling environment for them through which to facilitate a readiness to learn.
My research examines the labour process of health call centres (nationally and internationally) and the management of health and wellbeing at work. I have also conducted research on flexible work focusing on the management of home teleworkers and, on identity and migration. I have published in well-known international journals, such as Work, Employment and Society, New Technology and Employment, Economic and Industrial Democracy and Employee Relations.
I am Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.
Newest selected publications
Slutskaya, N., Hughes, J., Simpson, A. and Valsecchi, R. (2015) 'Future avenues and challenges of exploring complex personhood'. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 10 (4). pp. 314 - 319. ISSN: 1746-5648
Russell, B., Smith, C., Valsecchi, R. and Andersson, M. (2015) 'System, Society and Dominance Effects in the Adoption of Tele-health: A Tri-country Comparison'. Economic and Industrial Democracy: an International Journal, 38 (3). pp. 427 - 447. ISSN: 1461-7099
Smith, C., Valsecchi, R., Mueller, F. and Gabe, J. (2008) 'Knowledge and the discourse of labour process transformation: nurses and the case of NHS Direct for England'. Work, Employment and Society, 22 (4). pp. 581 - 599. ISSN: 0950-0170
Mueller, F., Valsecchi, R., Smith, C., Gabe, J. and Elston, MA. (2008) ''We are nurses, we are supposed to care for people': professional values among nurses in NHS Direct call centres'. New Technology, Work and Employment, 23 (1-2). pp. 2 - 16. ISSN: 0268-1072
Wise, S., Smith, C., Valsecchi, R., Mueller, F. and Gabe, J. (2007) 'Controlling working time in the ward and on the line'. Employee Relations, 29 (4). pp. 352 - 366. ISSN: 0142-5455