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Dr Mina Beigi BA, MA, Academic CIPD, HEA Fellow, PhD

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

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Dr Mina Beigi is an Associate Professor of OB and HRM in Southampton Business School, Co-Director of Work Futures Research Centre, and Research Integrity Champion in Faculty of Social Sciences.

Mina studies work-nonwork interface, career success, and understudied careers using in-depth qualitative methodologies. She strives to uncover unexplored career trajectories and theorize the role of understudied contexts in how individuals navigate their careers and combine personal and professional lives. Mina’s research informs individuals who take ownership of their careers and helps organisations learn more about their employees' work and nonwork needs.

Among the populations whose career Mina has studied so far are distinguished professors (the top 2-5% scholars in their fields of study worldwide), high-profile MMO gamers, and gig workers (female internet taxi drivers in Tehran). Her current ongoing research projects focus on careers of Nobel Laureates in Science and dual-earner couples with school-age children during the Covid-19 lockdown. Her work has been published in Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, International Journal of Management Reviews, Applied Psychology: An International Review, and The International Journal of Human Resource Management among others.

She currently serves as the Associate Editor of Human Relations. She has served as the Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Review (2017-2020) and the editor of the Academy of Management Careers Division newsletter (2018-2020). She is a frequent reviewer for over twenty journals and sits on the editorial board of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development Review, and Human Resource Development International.

Mina’s research has been funded by a number of institutions including the British Academy, Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development, Iran National Science Foundation, Liverpool Business School, Idaho State University, and Southampton Business School.

Mina is interested in sharing her research findings with the world of work, and has extensive experience in working with industry. She provides consultancy when she thinks she can make a difference, and has delivered over a hundred contextualized workshops on work-life balance and soft skills to managers in multiple industries including banking, insurance, and healthcare.

Mina holds a PhD in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University (2015), and a PhD in Human Resource Management from Allameh Tabatabaei University (2008). Prior to joining Southampton Business School in 2017, she worked as a Senior Lecturer in HRM at Liverpool John Moores University, as a Research Fellow at Texas A&M University, as an Assistant Professor at University of Tehran, and as an Adjunct Professor at Sharif University of Technology and Allameh Tabatabaei University.

Research interests

Work-family interface, Success in contemporary careers, Under-studied careers

PhD supervision

I have co-supervised Dr Ali Alharthy’s PhD to completion. I currently co-supervise Chira Tochia and Ivan Aleksandrov. Please contact me (attaching your CV and proposal) if you are an enthusiastic and hardworking prospective PhD student interested in exploring different aspects of work-family interface and understudied careers using a qualitative approach.


Title: How is the COVID-19 accidental experiment around working from home changing the way the UK will work after lockdown? (Collaborator)
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Total fund: £214,820
Timeline: 2020-Current

Title: Challenges and Strategies of Combining Work and Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Dual-Earner Parents with School-age Children (Co-PI)
Funder: Idaho State University Department of Organizational Learning and Performance
Total fund: $5,000
Timeline: 2020-Current

Title: Career Trajectories of Nobel Prize Winners in Science (PI)
Funder: Liverpool Business School and Southampton Business School
Total fund: £5,500
Timeline: 2016-Current

Title: Media-tion: The Missing Concept in Work-Family Research (PI)
Funder: British Academy/ Leverhulme Small Research Grant
Total fund: £9,133
Timeline: 2016-2018

Title: Success in Massive Online Multiplayer Games and its Implications for the World of Work (PI)
Funder: Southampton Business School
Total fund: £4838
Timeline: 2017-2018

Title: Work-life Balance: Any Particular Challenges for Project Managers? (Co-PI)
Funder: Southampton Business School
Total fund: £3,716
Timeline: 2017-2018

Title: Exploring Work-Family Conflict Antecedent and Outcome Variables among Iranian Academics (PI)
Funder: Iran National Science Foundation
Total Fund: $15,000
Timeline: 2011-2012

Current Responsibilities

Associate Editor, Human Relations (ABS 4*); 2020-Current

Editorial Board Member, Human Resource Management (ABS 4*); 2018-Current

Editorial Board Member, Human Resource Development Review (ABS 2*); 2017-Current

Board of Directors and Editorial Board Member, Human Resource Development International (ABS 2*); 2016-Current

External Examiner; Irish Management Institute (2019-Current)

Research Activities Committee, University Forum for Human Resource Development, 2018-Current

Past Responsibilities

Associate Editor, Human Resource Development Review (ABS 2*; 2017-2020)

Newsletter Editor; Careers Division, Academy of Management, 2018-2020

Special Issue Associate Editor (2015), Advances in Developing Human Resources (ABS 2*; Winner of the 2016 Award)

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Working Paper

Southampton Business School, Nominated for the Most Engaging Lecturer, 2019

Human Resource Development Review, Best Paper of the Year Finalist, 2019

UFHRD Teaching and Learning Prize Finalist, 2017

Liverpool John Moores University, Long-listed for Teaching Excellence Award, 2017

Advances in Developing Human Resources, Best Issue of the Year Associate Editor, 2016

CEHD Future Leaders Lecture Series Award, Texas A&M University ($500), 2015

CEHD Best Published Paper Award, Texas A&M University, 2015

College of Education Strategic Research Fellowship ($34,000), Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, 2013

College of Education Strategic Research Fellowship ($30,000), Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, 2012

College of Education Strategic Award ($1,500), Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, 2012

Central Iranian Insurance Teaching Excellence Award, 2008

Lifelong Learning Conference Scholarship (AU$3000), Central Queensland University Queensland, Australia, 2008

Teaching Excellence Award, ECO College of Insurance, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Dr Mina Beigi
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 2/4014

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