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Viviana joined the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer in Management in October 2017; she is currently a member of the Organisation Studies group.
Previously she worked as a research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, on the EU-funded project TRIGGER, focused on investigating women underrepresentation in science; at Birkbeck she worked also as an associate lecturer to teach organisation theory.
She achieved her PhD at the University of Lugano (USI) in Switzerland, with a dissertation aimed at understanding research collaboration in teams.
Viviana’s current research interests focus on the following topics in the area of organisation studies:
She privileges an interpretive perspective, hence relies on qualitative techniques (interviews, observations) and discourse analysis.
Meschitti, V (2018) ‘Can peer learning support doctoral education? Evidence from an ethnography of a research team’ Studies in Higher Education . ISSN 0307-5079
Meschitti, V. and Lawton Smith, H. (2017) ‘Does Mentoring Make a Difference for Women Academics? Evidence from the Literature and a Guide for Future Research’ Journal of Research in Gender Studies , 7 (1), pp. 166-199. ISSN 2164-0262
Meschitti, V (2016) ‘The struggle for equality in academia. The gendered effects of an apparently innocent work allocation’. In: BAM2016 Conference Proceedings. : British Academy of Management. .
Lawton Smith, H. and Meschitti, V. (2015) ‘Transforming Institutions by Gendering Contents and Gaining Equality in Research (TRIGGER)’ International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship , 7 (3). ISSN 1756-6266
Meschitti, V. and Carassa, A. (2014) ‘Participation as a form of Socialisation How a Research Team Can Support Phd Students in Their Academic Path’. In: Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education. Rotterdam: Sense. pp. 149-168. ISBN 9789462095816
Viviana is interested to supervise projects that privilege an interpretive or critical perspective to the study of the following:
Viviana is currently involved in the Erasmus+ project SHARPEN, about human resource management in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
In the academic year 2017/18, I am involved in the following: