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Dr Dulini Fernando


Research Interests

highly skilled work, career, identity, discourse, migration, ethnicity, gender, social mobility

Industrial Relations Research Unit, Organisation & HRM

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22465  /  Room: 2.124


Dulini holds two BSc degrees from LSE and Lancaster University, a MSc from LSE and a PhD from Loughborough University. Her research focuses on understanding (a) how highly skilled individuals navigate barriers, mobilize enablers, manage conflict, cope, voice and progress their careers within competitive work settings and with what implications (b) how organizational practices, policies and discourses shape highly skilled individuals' experience of work and career meaning making (c) how highly skilled individuals' work and career trajectories are influenced by social identities.

Dulini's research has been published in an array of leading Organisation and Management journals and funded by the Midland Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada, GCRF Fund, ESRC IAA NGO Fund, Warwick University Widening Participation Development Fund and the Warwick Business School Impact Fund. In 2021, she was chosen as a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow to examine intersectionality in the careers of skilled refugees.

Dulini's research has influenced government policy and organisational practice, and is regularly cited in international media. Dulini is external examiner for the Honour School of Economics and Management, University of Oxford from 2018-2021


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