Chandana Sanyal joined Middlesex University as Lecturer in 2009. She previously worked in the public sector as a senior manager and human resource development practitioner.
English, Bengali, Hindi
Teaching interests are in Business Management and Human Resource Management and Development both at individual and organisational levels prominently around the themes identified in CIPD professional standards. Current and recent modules include:
Sanyal, Chandana and Haddock-Millar, Julie and Clutterbuck, David and Richardson, Melissa (2021) The ethos of action learning within a virtual Reflective Practice Forum: an account of practice drawing connections between action learning, community of practice and supervision frameworks. Action Learning: Research and Practice , 18 (2). pp. 167-174. ISSN 1476-7333
Brook, Cheryl and Lawless, Aileen and Sanyal, Chandana (2021) Adaptive action learning: a refusal to define. Action Learning: Research and Practice , 18 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1476-7333
Sanyal, Chandana and Rigg, Clare (2020) Integrating mindfulness into leadership development. Journal of Management Education . ISSN 1052-5629 (Published online first)
Sanyal, Chandana and Gray, David (2019) Action, reflection and learning in team coaching. In: The practitioner's handbook of team coaching. Clutterbuck, David and Gannon, Judie and Hayes, Sandra and lordanou, Ioanna and Lowe, Krister and MacKie, Doug , eds. Routledge, pp. 343-352. ISBN 9781138576926
Sanyal, Chandana (2019) Integration of the practice of mindfulness within action learning as an added component within a post graduate leadership programme: an account of practice. Action Learning: Research and Practice , 16 (2). pp. 159-165. ISSN 1476-7333 (Published online first)
Research and Knowledge Transfer
January 2019 – 2021 Coaching Impact Evaluation, MSF, Mentoring and Coaching Hub, Norway
External Funding Grant: £55,444
Principal Investigating Officers: Dr Chandana Sanyal
Project Title: Understand the impact of individual coaching on coaches, coachees and MSF more broadly
Mentoring and Coaching Hub (MCHub) has commissioned the research team at Middlesex University Business School to develop and perform the first evaluation of their Individual Coaching activities, including the Coach and Coachee. The MCHub is also interested in developing and packaging tools around this process that they can share within the MSF movement.
2016 – 2019 Youth Business International
External Funding Grant: £65,000
Research Associate: Dr Chandana Sanyal
Project Title: Exploring the Impacts of Volunteer Business Mentoring on Young Entrepreneurs across the YBI Network
Conduct a global entrepreneurial mentoring research across 42 countries to evaluate how volunteer business mentoring assists young entrepreneurs, both in terms of their business start-up and development, but also their personal development and entrepreneurial journey.
The two-year longitudinal research has been completed; now focusing on research outputs.
Knowledge Transfer and Professional Practice
2022 Advanced Diploma in Management Practice
Design and deliver a work-based learning programme with action learning to support Professional Development and Management Practice of managerial leaders.
2013–2018 Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management/Strategic Leadership
Design and deliver a leadership programme with action learning for an English NHS Mental Health Trust, aimed at improving the leadership capacity of managers.
2014-2016 Fostering Fairer Decision Making
Design and deliver a programme to address underlying causes of biased decision-making and develop strategies to make fairer decisions in service management and in relation to equality and diversity. Action Research approach applied to review and evaluate the programme.
2012-2014 International Professional Mentoring Scheme
Worked with Multi-National Corporations in India to develop, implement and evaluate an international e-mentoring scheme.
2012-2013 London Borough of Barnet Graduate NEET Mentoring Scheme Delivered workshops on employability skills to unemployed graduates on the programme and developed and implemented an evaluation strategy.
2012-2014 UK Public Sector Developmental Mentoring Scheme.
Supported the delivery and implementation of this scheme and designed the evaluation interventions for the programme.