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Dr Elena Doldor is a Reader in Organisational Behaviour at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management, where she obtained her PhD. She has an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Pierre Mendes University, France, and was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Northwestern University, USA. Elena is Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity at Queen Mary University of London and Representative-at-Large for the Academy of Management's Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division.

Elena's research examines the careers and leadership experiences of women and ethnic minorities in organizations. Her empirical work draws on naturalistic organisational data to investigate and theorize the psycho-social and organisational processes accounting for the lack of diversity in leadership. Across different projects she has examined head-hunters' board selection practices and their impact on gender balance on corporate boards; promotion processes to partnership level for women and ethnic minority professionals in professional services firms; identity and ethnic stigma; the nature of gender bias in 360 narrative feedback provided to leaders; and gendered experiences of organisational politics for leaders. She has published in journals of recognized international excellence such as The Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, and British Journal of Management.

Elena is keen to advance diversity and inclusion in contemporary workplaces by collaborating with practitioners, organizations and policy-makers to generate impact from research. She has worked with national and transnational policy-makers (e.g. Government Equalities Office, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the European Parliament, the Davies Review on Women on Boards, the Hampton-Alexander Review on Women FTSE Leaders), corporations and professional services firms (e.g. Aviva, KPMG, EY and Barclays) and practitioners in the equality and diversity space through commissioned research, policy reports, and advisory roles. As an organisational psychologist, Elena worked with organisations on diversity management and leadership development programmes.


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