Dr Anna Paraskevopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Leadership and course leader for our BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management.
Anna studied for her PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Afterwards, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. Whilst there she conducted research at European, National and local levels on the labour market, employment relations and organisational studies. More specifically, she worked on precarious work; migration including undocumented migration and human trafficking; equality and diversity; disadvantage and discrimination in the labour market; and trade unions. Her latest research is an impact study on young people entering the Arts sector.
Her research interests include equality and diversity; the meaning of work; employment relations; young people; migration. She has researched and lectured on these topics over the last 15 years.
Anna is currently supervising the following theses:
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
Member of British Sociological Association
Member of Critical Management Studies
Member of British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)
Member of Critical Labour Studies network
Reviewer for the following academic journals: Mobilities; Ethnic and Racial Studies; International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Paraskevopoulou, A., and McKay, S. (2015) Workplace Equality in Europe: The Role of Trade Unions, Routledge
Markova, E., Paraskevopoulou, A., Williams, A.M and Shaw, G. (2013) Migrant workers in small London hotels: Employment, recruitment and distribution, European Urban and Regional Studies, 23 (3). pp. 406-421
Paraskevopoulou, A., Markova, E., Williams, A.M, Shaw, G. (2012) 'Migration and Innovation at the Bottom End: Understanding the Role of Migrant Managers in Small Hotels in the Global City', Mobilities, 7 (3), pp. 389-414.
McKay, S., Markova, E. and Paraskevopoulou, A. (2011) Undocumented Workers' Transitions: Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe, Routledge: New York
Paraskevopoulou, A. 2011, ’Undocumented Worker Transitions – Family Migration’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 31 issue ½
Paraskevopoulou, A. and Beutel, M. (2011) ‘Tackling Discrimination, Disadvantage and Disengagement in London’s labour market’ in Wright, T. and Conley, H (eds), Handbook of Discrimination at Work, Gower Publishers
Recent Book Reviews
Paraskevopoulou, A. (2016), Joined book review of Sharon Louden (Ed) Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists and Manos Spyridakis The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece in Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 30 (5) 899-905
Paraskevopoulou, A. (2012), book review of Richardson M and Nichols P. (2011) A Business and Labour History of Britain, Palgrave, in Labour History Vol 53, Issue 4, 2012
2006, Production and editing of 3DsLondon web-based database, Working Lives Research Institute – the website is catalogued by the UK Web Archive, British Library http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/9175100/source/subject
2002, Production and editing of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), London School of Economics website
1995, Production of ‘COFIA: Electronic Library of Byzantine History and Art’, Lambrakis Research Foundation
2017, How do you get your foot in the door? Hiring discrimination and the role of Trade Unions across countries, Special Issue International Journal of Manpower and conference on "Hiring Discrimination: Measures, Moderators and Mechanisms", Sweden, August 2017 (with Dr. Sunrita Dhar-Bhattacharjee)
2017, Workplace equality in Europe: the role of trade unions, 10th International Critical Management Conference, Liverpool, July 2017
2016, Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in
preventing trafficking of labour 11th ILERA European Regional Congress, Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, Milan, Italy, September 2016 (with Andrea Fromm)
2016, The migration picture in the East of England, INTERPART project conference
2015, Gender and Precarious work, International Labour Process Conference, Athens
Press Conference, European trade union EFFAT, presentation of interim results of the project on precarious work, Brussels, June 2011
Migration in Essex, Radio Interview, BBC Radio Essex, David Monk Programme, 13 December 2007