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I am a psychologist by education and hold a PhD in International Human Resource Management from ESCP Europe (Berlin, Germany). My research examines workplace diversity and inclusion from multiactor and context-sensitive perspectives. My work appears in high-impact journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Political Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review.


I teach courses on Diversity and Inclusion (MBA Program), Performance Management (Business Administration, MA Program), and Psychological Foundations of Managing People (International Business Administration, BA Program). I also supervise PhD and Master theses and offer PhD workshops and executive education on diversity and inclusion (research).

Prizes and Awards

  • Top Downloaded Article (Political Psychology, Wiley), 2021.

  • Academy of Management Discoveries Best Reviewer Award, 2021.

  • IXAnet grant for the development and conduction of Masterclass on D&I in startups, 2020-2021.

  • Best Paper Award (Center for International HR Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 05/2019)

  • Research grant for data collection and workshop in The Netherlands (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, 04/2016 – 04/2017)

  • Research grant for data collection and workshop in Turkey (German Research Fund , 11/2015 – 07/2015)

  • Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, 08/2013)

  • Research grant for data collection in China and the USA (German Academic Exchange Program, 02/2011 – 04/2011)

  • Best Paper Award (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Birmingham, 06/2010)

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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 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Academic qualification

Human Resource Management, PhD, Global Performance Management, ESCP Europe in Berlin

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013


  • H Social Sciences
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • International HRM


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