In September 2013, I joined Middlesex Business School as a lecturer in Organisational Psychology. Before joining Middlesex, I worked at the LSE, Department of Management as a Research Officer and as a Fellow at Harvard University, Department of Psychology. I obtained an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology (2007) and a PhD in Social Psychology (2011) at the LSE.
I am currently the leader of Science and Technology Communication Research Cluster at Middlesex University Business School.
BA, MSc, PhD, PGCert
Applied organisational behaviour, the dark side of behaviours at work, leadership, qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Current PhD Supervision:
Mrs. Lulu Baddar. Title of Thesis: Higher Education (HE) Graduates and Emiratisation: A Case Study Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ms. Hosna Yasin. Title of Thesis: Workplace bullying and intergroup relations: The effects of organisational-level social dominance and power distance orientation
Workplace bullying, open social innovation, intergroup relations, citizen science, and societal inequality
Refereed Articles in Academic Journals:
Soylu, S. (2011). Creating a Family or Loyalty-Based Framework: The Effects of Paternalistic Leadership on Workplace Bullying. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(2), 217-231.
Soylu, S. & Sheehy-Skeffington, J. (2015). Bullying as Politics: The interaction of societal inequality and management practices in Turkish public and private sector organizations. Human Relations 68(7), 1099-1129.
Refereed Conference Papers:
Azzizadeh, S. & Soylu, S. (2013). Differences between Emiratis and Expatriates with respect to social exchange and work-related outcomes: Evidence from UAE. Paper presented in the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 22nd-25th, Münster, Germany
Soylu, S. (2010). Creating a Family or Loyalty-Based Framework at Work. Paper presented at the 26th EGOS Colloquium, July 1st – 3rd, Faculdade de Economia Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon.
Soylu, S. (2010). The Relation between Bullying and Perceived Organisational Justice: A Structural Equations Model. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, June 2nd - 4th, Universityof Glamorgan, Cardiff.
Soylu, S. (2009). The Dark Side of Expecting Deference in Exchange for Care. In W. Scroggins, C. Gomez, P. G. Benson, R. L. Oliver and M. J. Turner (eds.), Celebrate the Tapestry: Diversity in the Modern Global Organization. Proceedings of the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference, June 21- 24, Santa Fe, NM, USA, ISBN: 978-1-61584-212-4 (CD-ROM).
Soylu, S, Peltek, P. & Aksoy, B. (2008). The Consequences of Bullying on Organisation-based Self-esteem, Negative Affectivity, and Intentions to Leave the Organisation: A Study in Turkey. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Workplace Bullying, June 4-6, Université Du Québec àMontréal, Montreal.View more publications
- Knowledge sharing in Turkish health forums: developing a decision support system to tackle the epidemic dissemination of pseudo-scientific claims. Role: UK-side Principal-applicant, with Dr. E. Usenmez (Istanbul University, Turkey). Funded by Newton Advanced Fellowship, The British Academy September 2018 – August 2021, £72,239
- Individual action through social organisations. Role: Named Researcher (consortium member), with Prof. H. Barkema. Funded by ERC Advanced Grant, European Research Council September 2016 – October 2021, €3,000,000
- Open social innovation platform system design for encouraging young education volunteers to put their creative ideas in science teaching project. Role: Principal Applicant. Funded by Newton Institutional Links, British Council April 2016 – September 2018, £84,957
- Get Together Without Barriers Project. Role: Key partner, with Prof. Ahmet Suerdem (Istanbul Bilgi University). Funded by Urban Europe Joint Programming Initiative September 2012 – September 2015, €200,000