Shafag Garayeva

Shafag Garayeva


  • 2.31 Thomas Paine Study Centre

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Academic Background

I'm a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and member of the Employment Systems and Institutions group. 

I obtained my PhD in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck, University of School and MSc in Psychology (Distinction) at Nottingham Trent University. I have Postgraduate Certificates in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Birkbeck, University of London and HR Management from Nottingham Trent University. 

Prior to joining the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia I worked at the department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck. 

My PhD research examined positivity at work including lay concepts of positive thinking and organisational expectations around displaying positivity and employee reactions to that. My research interests include organisational antecedents of employee wellbeing and growth with a particular focus on psychological safety and work meaningfulness in the neurodiverse population. I'm a mixed method researcher with an interest in grounded theory method and experiments. 


I am a former HR/International Mobility practitioner with the experience of work in private, non-profit, and public sectors and international organisations. 

Teaching Interests

I have taught research methods and modules related to work and wellbeing, leadership, performance management, learning and development, selection and assessment, consultancy, and individual differences. Currently, I'm delivering on the following modules as a module organiser, seminar leader, or dissertation supervisor:

NBS-7089A Managing Careers to Success

NBS-5111B Business Ethics 

NBS-7064Y Business Research Methods

MSc Dissertation (Management & OP). 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Birkbeck University of London

Award Date: 30 Jun 2022

Master of Science, Nottingham Trent University

Award Date: 31 Oct 2016