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Dr Ciesielska is interested in supervising a range of project from innovation, technology, diversity management and organisational behaviour.

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Research interests

Gosia is interested in a range of topics involving managing and using technology as well as supporting staff and professional development. Between 2010-2012 she was part of Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy project at Culture Lab investigating smart home business cases in the connected home industry, and between 2016-2018 she was involved in Creative Fuse North East project looking at creative, digital and tech sectors to drive innovation and growth of the region’s economy. More recently Gosia worked with gateshead town councli on evaluating project supporting lifestyle interventions with voulnerable citizens (MECC programme) and providing coaching for women professionals with FIBA.



Malgorzata (Gosia) Ciesielska is Deputy Head of Leadership & HRM Department and Associate Professor of Organisation studies. She holds a PhD in Organisation and Management Studies from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Business Management and Marketing degree with distinction from Warsaw University, Poland. Dr Ciesielska has previously worked at several universities in Europe, including Warsaw University, Poland, Växjö University, Sweden and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark as well as Newcaste and Teesside. She used to teach various undergraduate, graduate and MBA courses, in particular organisational behaviour and critical management theories, cross-cultural and international management, HRM and a qualitative research methodology.  Her research interests range from digital economy, strategy, innovation to gender and HRM in high tech industry.

Prior to her academic career, Dr Ciesielska was a consultant on data protection in pharmaceutical industry and diversity management. In 2003-2005 she held a position of EU Coordinator in pharmaceuticals in the Polish Ministry of Health. 



Education/Academic qualification

Business andManagement Studies, PGCert, Northumbria University

Award Date: 6 Nov 2020

PGCLTHE, Teesside University

Award Date: 6 May 2013

Business andManagement Studies, PhD, Copenhagen Business School

Award Date: 6 Dec 2010

Business andManagement Studies, MSc, University of Warsaw

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003


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