I joined Middlesex University Business School in 2008 as Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. In 2009, I completed my PhD in Organizational Psychology. My thesis, "Too Much of One and Less of the Other: Graduates' Conceptualizations and Expectations of 'Work-Life Balance'", explored young British and Asian university students' accounts of their transitions into employment through a life course lens and how they constructed meanings of work-life balance at this life course phase.
In 2010-2011, I completed a Richard Benjamin Trust-funded post-doctoral study, "From 'Sense of Entitlement' to 'Disenhanctment'? The Lived Experiencesof International Students in the UK". I examined the lived experiences of non-EU and non-EEA international students as temporary migrants in the context of changing immigration policy, as well as their expectations of employment during and after their studies in the UK.
I am currently involved as Co-Investigator in an ESRC-RGC-funded project, "Age Diversity: Applying the Capabilities Approach to Career Development Across the Life Course" with Dr. Matt Flynn (Principle Investigator) and research partners at Lingnan University.
I am the Associate Editor of the international journal Community, Work and Family. My most recent book is Critical issues in Human Resource Management (with Dr. Ian Roper and Dr. Rea Prouska, published by CIPD, 2010).
Relevant external activities
Research grants and awards
Articles and chapters in edited books
Fluent in Thai
Organizational behaviour; organizational psychology; qualitative research methodologies
Work-life balance; life course research, particularly individuals' transitions into and out of employment; competing discourses on international students; qualitative methodologies
Doctoral research supervision:
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Prouska, Rea and Lewis, Suzan (2015) Work-life balance can benefit business during financial crisis and austerity: human resources (HR) must convince management of the need for a flexible approach. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23 (5). pp. 25-28. ISSN 0967-0734
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha (2009) Too much of one and less of the other: graduates' conceptualizations and expectations of work-life balance. PhD thesis, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Smithson, Janet and Lewis, Suzan (2014) Focus group methodology in a life course approach – individual accounts within a peer cohort group. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 17 (2). pp. 157-171. ISSN 1364-5579
Cotton, Elizabeth (2010) CSR and HRM. In: Critical issues in human resource management. Roper, Ian and Prouska, Rea and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha , eds. CIPD, London, UK. ISBN 9781843982425
Croucher, Richard (2010) Critical issues in employee relations (2): global unions. In: Critical issues in human resource management. Roper, Ian and Prouska, Rea and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha , eds. Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, London, pp. 195-211. ISBN 9781843982425