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Dr Sajia Ferdous

Academic Visitor

Sajia was an academic visitor at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.  

She is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast. Before joining Queen’s, Sajia held teaching positions at The University of Manchester. She completed her PhD in Business and Management from Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester.  

Sajia’s research explores employment-related inequality issues facing marginalised workers such as ethnic minority groups, older people and women from critical perspectives and within the UK/European labour market contexts. Her doctoral paper on South Asian British Muslim older women‘s work attitudes and labour market behaviour’ won the ‘Best PhD paper award’ from the British Journal of Industrial Relations in 2019. Sajia’s ongoing research on gendered talent management in Northern Irish SMEs has contributed to the Bank of England and Chamber of Commerce roundtable discussion. She is the author of the upcoming book “Advanced Human Resource Management" by KoganPage. 

At Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, she is developing a collaborative project that will investigate digital precarity facing older workers in Ireland and the UK – the project will take a comparative intersectional approach to study this whereby British and Irish older workers will be compared in relation to labour market precariousness emerging from automation and digitalisation trends in workplaces. The project will emphasise policy implications of such precarity for active ageing and extended working lives agenda.