Dr Tina Kowalski
Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Programme Leader in MSc Human Resource Management

Profile

Biography

Tina was appointed to the York Management School as Lecturer in Human Resource Management in January 2016. Prior to this, Tina fulfilled an Early Career Fellow in HRM role at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where she had also been a postgraduate research student, completing her MSc in Research there in 2007 and her PhD, investigating the contribution of social support to employee psychological well- being, in 2013.

Tina has a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and an MSc in Health Psychology from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She successfully completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2017 and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Tina is a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and a member of the British Academy of Management, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology and the Academy of Management. In 2014, Tina gained Academic Associate membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

From 2013-2016, Tina was Principal Investigator on an ESRC funded seminar series entitled ‘Sustaining employee well-being in the 21 st  century’. A key output from the series was a special issue in the International Journal of Human Resource Management on the theme of ‘Well-being and HRM in the Changing Workplace’, which was published in August 2017.

Research

Overview

  • Employee health and wellbeing
  • Psychosocial work environment
  • Health effects of organisational change 
  • The experience of older workers
  • Technology and social media and the effects of these on employee well-being
  • HR policies and organisational interventions in health and wellbeing
  • Qualitative research methods; diary studies

Publications

Selected publications

Research article

Archer -Brown, C; Marder, B; Calvard, T; Kowalski, T (2018) Hybrid social media:
employees’ use of a boundary spanning technology. New Technology, Work and
Employment. 33 (1).

Kowalski, T and Loretto, W (2017) HRM and Well-being in the Changing workplace.
International Journal of Human Resource Management Volume 28, Issue 16, p.2229-2255.

Kowalski, T and Rojon, C (2014) Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in Business Schools: Insights from a UK Perspective.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology:  Perspectives on Science and Practice, Volume 7, Issue 3.

Web Publication

Kowalski, T and Loretto, W (2014) Pitfalls in implementing wellbeing initiatives – why good policy and practice are not enough. HRZone. www.hrzone.com

Book chapter

Gibbs, J., Loretto, W., Kowalski, T. and Platt, S. (2011) ‘Organisational change and employee health and wellbeing in the NHS’ in S Vickerstaff, C Phillipson and R Wilkie (2011) (eds) Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work, Bristol: Policy Press.

Encyclopedia entry

Potocnik, K and Kowalski, T (2014)Retirement, Cognitive Effects" for publication in The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.

Reports

Vickerstaff, S., Loretto, W., Billings, J., Brown, P., Mitton, L., Parkin, T., and White, P. (2008) Encouraging Labour Market Activity among 60-64 year olds, DWP Research Report No. 531. Available from:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rrs-index.asp (published under the name Parkin, T).

Buchan, J. Parkin, T, and Sochalski, J (2003) International Nurse Mobility: Trends and Policy Implications, World Health Organisation, Geneva.(published under the name Parkin, T).

Conference papers presented

Loretto, W and Kowalski, T (2015) Pitfalls of implementing HR interventions aimed at enhancing employee well-being. Workshop at the Scottish Parliament on "Future Directions for Well-Being Policy: Measurement, Implementation, and Engagement”. 18th September, 2015.

Kowalski, T, Marder, B, Calvard, T and Archer-Brown, C (2014) Social media use in the workplace. Academy of Management annual conference, Vancouver, August, 2015.

Kowalski, T, Marder, B, Calvard, T and Archer-Brown, C (2014) Employee perceptions of social media use in the workplace: Implications for employees and for HR professionals Institute of Work Psychology conference, Sheffield, 24-26th June, 2014

Kowalski, T and Loretto, W (2014) Pitfalls of implementing HR interventions aimed at enhancing well-being. Scottish Universities insight Institute, GLADS seminar. May, 2014. Edinburgh.

Kowalski, T and Loretto, W (2014) Exploring employee understandings of well-being@ insights from a UK case study. HR and Well-being conference. BAM/ESRC. 8-9th May, 2014. Manchester.

Kowalski, T (2014) Employee understandings of social support and the implications for theory and practice: insights from a UK case study European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, 14-16th April, 2014. London.

Kowalski, T (2013) “Employee understanding of well-being: implications for research and practice”Qualitative Methods in Psychology Annual Conference, Huddersfield, UK, 4th – 6th Sept, 2013

Kowalski, T(2013) Technological advances in working practices: implications for employee psychological well-being. European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology Congress, Munster, Germany (May, 2013)

Kowalski, Tand Calvard, T(2013) Web 2.0 and Social Media in the Workplace: Implications for Organisational Psychology. Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, UK (January, 2013)

Kowalski, T(2012) ‘Exploring the Contribution of Work and Non-Work Sources of Social Support to Employee Well-being: A Mixed Methods Case Study’. European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Zurich (April 2012) 

Kowalski, T and Loretto, W(2010) ‘Qualitative investigation of the relationships between staff health and change management processes in the UK National Health Service’ European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Rome (March, 2010).

Kowalski, T (2010)‘It’s good to talk: exploring social support and employee well-being’ Scottish Doctoral Management Conference, St. Andrews, UK (June, 2010).

Kowalski, T (2009) ‘Exploring the contribution of social support to employee well-being’ Scottish Doctoral Management Conference, St. Andrews, UK (June, 2009).

Conference Posters presented

Kowalski, T and Potocnik, K (2015) Age and employee well-being: What factors make a difference? Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Glasgow (7th-9th January, 2015)

Kowalski, T (2010) ‘It’s good to talk: Exploring social support and well-being at work’ European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference, Rome (March, 2010). 

 ‌‌Tina Kowalski

The York Management School
University of York
Freboys Lane
Heslington
York YO10 5GD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325303
Email: tina.kowalski@york.ac.uk
Room: LMB/114

Subject Group

People, Operations and Marketing