Integrated Phd Researcher

Rita Fontinha

research interests

Management of human resources in nonstandard employment relations, such as those involving expatriates, temporary workers and outsourced workers.

Short Bio

Rita Fontinha is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Strategic Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading. She has a Joint PhD from KU Leuven and the University of Lisbon. Rita has published her research in journals such as Human Resource Management, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Studies in Higher Education, Personnel Review, Journal of Career Development and Thunderbird International Business Review. She is a member of the British Higher Education Academy and Academic Member of the CIPD.

research project

De Cuyper, N., Piccoli, B., Fontinha, R. and De Witte, H. (2018). Job insecurity, employability and satisfaction among temporary and permanent employees in post-crisis Europe. Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Main publications

Fontinha, R., Easton, S. & Van Laar, D. (in press). Overtime and Quality of Working Life in Academics and non-Academics: The Role of Perceived Work-life Balance. International Journal of Stress Management, ISSN:1072-3424 (ABS2)

Fontinha, R., Van Laar, D., & Easton, S. (2016). The quality of working life of academics and researchers in the UK: the roles of contract type, tenure and university ranking. Studies in Higher Education.

Fontinha, R., De Cuyper, N., Williams, S. and Scott, P. (2017). The impact of HRM, perceived employability and job insecurity on self-initiated expatriates’ adjustment to the host country. Thunderbird International Business Review. 0: 1-11.

Pereira, V., & Fontinha, R. (2016). An exploration of the role duality experienced by HR professionals as both implementers and recipients of HR practices: Evidence from the Indian Railways. Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21717 (ABS 4* and number 13 in the Financial Times Research Rank)

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