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Maral Darouei is Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at the department of Management and Organization at VU Amsterdam. Prior to joining VU, Maral worked as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at Leiden University, where she also obtained her PhD. During her time at Leiden University, Maral enjoyed collaborating closely with practitioners from Dutch multinational companies. For instance, together with Heineken NL she worked on a research project aimed at fostering student well-being. Moreover, throughout her PhD, Maral spent time abroad as a visiting scholar at both Cranfield University, School of Management and National University of Singapore, Business School.


Maral’s research interest revolves around understanding how contemporary work and employment forms relate to individuals’ career sustainability. She is currently working on a project that investigates the influence of telecommuting on well-being and career progress and the role of leaders in managing telecommuters. Moreover, Maral has an interest in building a bridge between the domains of diversity, careers and leadership; she is predominantly interested in women’s path to leadership positions. 

Her work has received wide media coverage and in particular, her research on the consequences of working from home, has featured in Dutch newspapers, such as Het Parool, De Telegraaf, AD, as well as on the radio (BNR Nieuwsradio, Omroep West).


Prizes and Awards

Career Development International Best Paper Award 2018

Best Paper Award for the Human Resource Management Track at the European Academy of Management Conference 2019


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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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Academic qualification

Organizational Psychology, PhD, Managing a Sustainable Career in the Contemporary World of Work: Personal Choices and Contextual Challenges, Leiden University

Award Date: 9 Jun 2020


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