Dr Melanie Ashleigh is an Associate Professor within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. Melanie has now retired from her full-time position and is only working on a .2 contract one day a week.
- Talent Management
Melanie’s research interests cover a broad spectrum of topics including; trust across various levels of analysis including teams and technology; virtual learning environments and e-learning; team training, collaborative learning, leadership, transactive memory and cultural diversity. Melanie’s current research projects include; Trust in Business to Business, Talent management and graduate recruitment and employability.
Current PhD Students
Melanie Ashleigh gained her honours degree in psychology (1995) and was awarded her PhD in engineering (2002) from the University of Southampton. She spent a year as an occupational psychologist for Hampshire Employment Services, before entering academia in the Southampton Business School in 2003. Melanie is now working on a part time contract as an Associate Professor in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Originally an HR specialist in industry, Melanie has a wealth of experience in managing people and is also experienced in training teams within both educational and commercial business settings. She is an academic member of the CIPD and also a qualified psychotherapist.