Dr Mina Beigi is a Professor of Career Studies in Southampton Business School and Co-Director of Work Futures Research Centre.
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 currently serves as the Associate Editor of Human Relations. She previously 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 the Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development Review, and Human Resource Development International journals.
- Work-family interface
- Success in contemporary career
- Remote/hybrid working
- Work-life balance
- Understudied careers
Mina’s research has been funded by a number of institutions including the British Academy, and the British Council.
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 several leading journals, including 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.
Mina has co-supervised Dr Ali Alharthy’s and Chira Tochia’s PhD to completion. Please contact Mina via email (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.
Current PhD Students
Mina teaches Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management to Msc HRM students.
External roles and responsibilities
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.