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Dr Marilena Antoniadou

Assistant Professor in HRM
Course Leader of MBA DL.

[email protected]

+357 24694000


PhD in Management (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013)

MA in Academic Practice (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016)

Master in Research (MRes) (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2009)

MA in Public Relations (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007)

BA Communications and Mass media (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2004)

PGCert / PGDip of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2012



HRM, Business Psychology, organizational behaviour, educational management, CSR.


Employment Track

Director of Education (Associate Dean), Manchester Metropolitan University (2021-2023)

Reader, Manchester Metropolitan University (2020 – 2023)

Senior lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University (2013-2020)

Associate Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University (2009-2013)

Lecturer, KES College (2006-2008)

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Academic member, CIPD
  • Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Association for Business Psychology
  • Member of the Society for Research in Higher Education

Research Interests

My research interests span around key areas that are integral to fostering a positive and productive work environment. Firstly, I investigate the dynamics of emotions and emotional management in the workplace. Understanding how individuals experience and regulate emotions in professional settings is crucial for promoting healthy workplace relationships and overall organizational well-being. Secondly, my focus extends to educational leadership, exploring effective strategies and approaches that empower leaders in educational settings to create supportive and enriching learning environments. Lastly, I am passionate about the concept of well-being and belonging at work, delving into factors that contribute to employees’ overall satisfaction, engagement, and mental health within the organizational context. By investigating these interconnected realms, I aim to contribute valuable insights that can enhance the quality of professional and educational environments, fostering a culture of positivity and growth.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Course Leader, MBA DL, UCLan Cyprus, 2023-Present
  • Course Leader, BA Business Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2019-2023
  • Course Leader, MSc Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2018-2019
  • Deputy Course Leader, BA Business Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2006-2007.
  • Current Module Leadership/Delivery: Managing People and Leading Organisations, Managing People Enterprise Skills, Global Environment of Business, Research Project, Marketing Research, Global People Management, Strategic HRM Futures.
  • Past Module Leadership/Delivery: Introduction to HRM, Managing People in a Contemporary Economy, Global Context of Modern Business, Dynamic Business Environment, Psychology in Practice, Psychology at Work, Business Ethics, Leading People and Teams, Organizational Behaviour, Cross-cultural Management, Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship and Employability, Events Design and Development, Work-Based Learning: the role of the manager, Work-Based Learning: procedures, policy and practice, Understanding and Managing people, Business Psychology in Action, Leading People in Organisations, Change Management, Research Methods, Qualitative Methods for Business, Qualitative Research Methods in Business, Relationship Marketing.

Administrative Roles

  • Director of Education, Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • International Lead, Dept. of People and Performance, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Year Tutor, Dept of Management, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Chair of the Association of Business Psychology in the North West of England.
  • Member of the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Member of the Environmental and Sustainability University steering group, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Faculty group, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Member of the Widening Participation Steering Group, Manchester Metropolitan University.


Selective Publications 

  • Wilkinson, K. Collins, A. and Antoniadou, M. (2022). Family status and changing demands/resources: The overlooked experience of solo-living employees transitioning to homeworking during the Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2022.2142064.
  • Cunningham, E., Christie, F. and Antoniadou, M. (2022). Using phenomenology for careers research: student experience of unpaid work. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.
  • Antoniadou, M. & Quinlan, M. K. (2021) Holding true or caving in? Academics’ values, emotions, and behaviors in response to higher education reforms. Higher Education Policy.
  • Antoniadou, M. & Quinlan, M. K. (2020) Thriving the challenges: How immigrant academics regulate emotional experiences during acculturation, Studies in Higher Education. 45(1): 71-85. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1512567.
  • Christie, F., Antoniadou M., Crowder, M. & Albertson, K. (2021), Decent Work: Opportunities and Challenges, Emerald Publishing. ISBN: 9781801175876.
  • Antoniadou, M., & Crowder, M. (2021). Emotional self-management in academia. Emerald Group Publishing. ISBN-10: 1789735122 ISBN-13: 978-1789735123
  • Antoniadou, M. & Crowder M. (2020) Modern Day Challenges in Academia: Time for a Change, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN-10: 1788119185 ISBN-13: 978-1788119184 
  • Antoniadou, M., Crowder, M. and Cunningham, E. (2023). Work-life-study balance: the parallel lives of students while studying and working, In Wilkinson k. and Woolnough, H. (Eds). ‘Work-life inclusion: Broadening perspectives across the life-course’, Chapter 3, pp: 27-40, Emerald Publishing.

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Antoniadou, M (2023). Strengthening the focus on Educational Leadership, EFMD Executive Academy, Leading with Impact, 22-26 May, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Antoniadou, M. (2022). Building belonging through Online communities. EOCCS Learning Community Symposium, The Hybrid Experience: Perspectives on Practice, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.21-23 September 2022.
  • Mouratidou, M., Atkinson, C., Lupton, B. & Antoniadou, M. (2017), Exploring the Kaleidoscope Career Model in Austerity, Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta (GA) USA. August 4-8, 2017.
  • Antoniadou, M & Holmes, H. L (2017), A success story: using peer mentoring to enhance the student experience of undergraduate business students, Paper presented at the 6th Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) conference, 25-26 April 2017, Bristol, UK.
  • Antoniadou, M. (2016) ‘On being an International academic in the UK’s Higher Education’, Paper presented at the SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference 2016: 6th December 2016, Celtic Manor, Newport in South Wales, UK.
  • Collinson-Shield, J. & Antoniadou, M. (2016), Levels of Awareness and Perceptions of Emotional Intelligence within a UK Law Firm, Paper presented at the UFHRD Conference, 8-10 June 2016, Manchester, UK.

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Office for Students Local Students’ Challenge Fund (2020-), team member on research evaluation for successful institutional project. Funding: £5.6 million (overall project).
  • Research and Knowledge Exchange, Manchester Metropolitan University for the project: ‘Entrepreneurship education and emotions in the entrepreneurial process: Exploring the journey of the heart’ (2019-2023). Co-lead researcher, Funding £12780.
  • Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (2017). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Grant for ‘Students as partners conference’ Manchester Metropolitan University, Researcher, Funding £5000.
  • SRHE Prize winner (2015-2017) for Newer Researchers sponsored by the Society of Research into Higher Education and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Primary Investigator, Funding £3000.



Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • “Exploring the Kaleidoscope Career Model in Austerity” (Supervisor, Completion – 2016)
  • “Emotional Labour in British police officers and the psychological consequences” (Supervisor, Completion 2020)
  • “The unintended consequences of advanced technology use in higher education; exploring its impact on academics’ working lives and well-being using the technology acceptance model (TAM)” (MPhil Supervisor, Completion 2020)
  • Preparing female undergraduate students for gendered workplaces – Strengthening Emotional Capital and Transforming Gendered Dispositions: Exploring the impact of mentoring on female work placement students (Supervisor, Completion – 2021)
  • “Predicting Leadership from The Enneagram Personality Model” (Supervisor, Completion – 2023)
  • Leading Supervisor of over 50 MA-MSc Master’s Thesis projects, Manchester Metropolitan University (2013 – 2023)
  • Leading Supervisor of 2 MA and 1 MBA student, UCLan Cyprus, 2022-2023

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • Academic Consultant in a Capstone Projects (2023) for JNP Ltd: University of Manchester.
  • Certified Professional Business Coach, Global Institute of Organizational Coaching. Currently working towards the advanced Business Coach Diploma.
  • Quality Assessor and Deputy Chair, Independent Committee Member, Office for Students


  • 2023 Manchester Met Staff awards – Finalist and winner of Highly commented award for: University Citizenship award. Nominated for Leadership Award.
  • 2023 Student Union Awards – nominated for: Course of the Year (BA Business Psychology)
  • 2022 Manchester Met Staff awards – Nominated for: Leadership Award
  • 2022 Student Union Awards – nominated for: Course of the Year (BA Business Psychology)
  • 2021 Student Union Awards – nominated for: Teacher of the Year.
  • 2021 Student Union Awards – nominated for: Course of the Year (BA Business Psychology)
  • 2021 Manchester Met Staff awards – Nominated for (i) Leadership Award, (ii) Employability Champion.
  • 2019 Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards –
  • 2017 Shortlisted for ‘Best Undergraduate Supervisor’ – Manchester Metropolitan University Staff Awards.
  • 2014 Brilliant Tutor award – Manchester Metropolitan University Staff awards.
  • 2012 Most inspirational tutor of the year – Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 2011 Most inspirational tutor of the year – Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 2010 Most inspirational tutor of the year – Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 2010 Doctoral Symposium Award for best paper – Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 2009 Doctoral Symposium Award for best MRes abstract presentation.
  • 2008 Speaker lecturer: Chosen to deliver the “Marketing & Public Relations” 5-day seminar at KES College, funded by the European Union.
  • 2008 Doctoral Scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus.

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Editorial Review Board member (2023-current): Journal of Business and Economic Policy
  • Editorial Review Board member (2015-current): Innovations in Education and Teaching International journal.
  • Review Board member (2018-current): Studies in Higher Education journal.
  • Reviewing member (2017-current): EURAM Conference Reviewer.
  • Reviewing member (2015-current): SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference.
  • Deputy Conference Chair (2016): University Forum for Human Resource Development, Manchester, UK.
  • External Examiner (2023 – 2027): London Metropolitan, BSc Psychology, MSc Psychology (Greek Speaking provision)
  • External Examiner (2023 – 2027): University of East London, MSc Psychology (Greek Speaking provision)
  • External Examiner (2023-2026): University of Kent, MSc Organisational Psychology.
  • Guest Speaker (2019): visit to United Arabic Emirates and Bahrain schools and delivery of entrepreneurial workshops to business professionals.
  • Guest Speaker (2018): visit Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah) female schools and delivery of entrepreneurial workshops.