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Dr Toma Pustelnikovaite

Toma Pustelnikovaite

BA, MLitt (Distinction), PhD

Recent graduate

Education

2013 – 2018
PhD, University of St Andrews, UK
Thesis title: 'The working lives of migrant professionals: Exploring the case of migrant academics'

2011 – 2012
MLitt in Human Resource Management, University of St Andrews, UK

2008 – 2011
Laurea (BA) in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, University of Milan, Italy

Research interests

Labour migration, higher education, diversity, sociology of work and professions, knowledge work and workers, careers

Teaching

2016 – 2017

  • Undergraduate
    MN2002 Management and Analysis: Analysis of Financial Data (tutor)

2015 – 2016

  • Undergraduate
    MN1001 Organisations and Society (tutor)
  • Postgraduate
    Pre-sessional Master's programme: The developments of HRM (lecturer)

2014 – 2015

  • Undergraduate
    MN1001 Organisations and Society (tutor)
  • Postgraduate
    ET4202/ET5201 Human Resource Management (tutor; lecturer on 'Globalisation, migration and HRM')

Publications

Pustelnikovaite, T., Chillas, S. (2016) Perspectives on Knowledge Work. In: Orr, K., Nutley, S., Bain, R., Hacking, B., Russell, S., Moran, C. (eds.) Knowledge and Practice in Business and Organisations. London: Routledge (pp. 59-76).

Conference papers

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2018) "Migrant scholars' labour market access: the influence of academic disciplines". BSA Work, Employment and Society international conference "Putting Sociology to Work: Interdisciplinarity, intersectionality and imagination". Queen's University Belfast, UK, September 2018.

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2017) 'Working abroad: the employment experiences of migrant academics in UK's universities'. 35th International Labour Process Conference "Reconnecting Work & Political Economy", University of Sheffield, UK.

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2016) 'Players and playthings: Unpacking UK's academic labour market entry experiences of foreign-born scholars'. 34th International Labour Process Conference "Working Revolutions: Revolutionising Work", WZB, Berlin, Germany.

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2015) 'Bounded professionals or rootless cosmopolitans? Exploring the migration experience of non-UK academics'. Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Business and Management Pathway PhD Colloquium "Social Scientists at Large: Achieving Impact in and outside of Academia", University of Aberdeen, UK.

Invited presentations (research)

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2018) "The working lives of foreign-born scholars in British academia: a note on inclusion". Invited panel presentation at the symposium "Querying the mobility imperative: Critical approaches to academic mobilities research", BAICE conference "Comparative education and development alternatives: Critiques, innovations and transitions", University of York, September 2018,

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2017) '"Always facing the wind"? The working lives of foreign-born scholars in British academia'. Invited paper at a symposium "Unravelling academic mobility: fresh frameworks of thought", SRHE international conference "Higher Education rising to the challenge: Balancing expectations of students, society and stakeholders", Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales (6-8 December 2017).

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2017) 'Us and them? The employment experience of migrant academics in British universities'. Research seminar at the International Centre for Management and Governance Research, 'Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Workplaces' series, Edinburgh Napier University Business School, Scotland (1 March 2017).

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2016) 'Foreign-born academics in UK universities: investigating their migration and employment experiences'. Research seminar at the Intercultural Research Centre research, School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland (13 April 2016).

Public lectures

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2018) "Decisions, delusions, divisions: The working lives of migrant academics in British universities". Invited public lecture at Kiev National Economic University, Ukraine, 28 March 2018.

Invited presentations (campus talks)

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2018) "My research journey". University of St Andrews, Laidlaw Leadership Weekend for undergraduate Laidlaw scholars, Arbroath, Scotland.

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2017) 'Becoming an academic: Lessons from the PhD'. University of St Andrews, induction for new PhD students [representing doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts].

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2016) 'The PhD process: Learning how to learn for a living', University of St Andrews, induction for new PhD students (representing doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts).

Pustelnikovaite, T. (2015) 'Becoming a researcher', University of St Andrews, induction for new PhD students (representing doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts).

Conference organisation

2018
BSA Regional Postgraduate and Early-Career Symposium 'Critical realism in practice: Applications in management and organisation studies', Newcastle University (co-chair with Andrew Kozhevnikov, Newcastle University)

2016
BSA Regional Postgraduate Conference 'Examining Normativity in Consumer Culture and Labour Markets', University of St Andrews (co-chair with Francesca Sobande, University of Dundee)

Seminars and workshops

2014 – 2015

Seminar tutor: 'Ir/responsible Enterprise: People, Planet and Profit'
ESRC Festival of Social Science, School of Management

Workshop leader: 'Time and Project Management'
CAPOD & School of Management

Trainer: Tutoring and Assessment course for new tutors
CAPOD

Supervisors

Dr Shiona Chillas
Professor Kevin Orr

Scholarships and grants

2018
British Council Researcher Links and University of Oxford

2017
British Sociological Association (£1000; with Andrew Kozhevnikov, University of Newcastle)

2015
British Sociological Association (£1000; with Francesca Sobande, University of Dundee)

Teaching Development Fund, University of St Andrews (£4700; member of the grant writing team)

2014
CAPOD GradSkills Research Innovation Grant, University of St Andrews (£2000; member of the grant writing team)

2013
CAPOD GradSkills Research Innovation Grant, University of St Andrews (£1300; with Dr Tamara Lawson)

2013 – 2016
600th Anniversary PhD Scholarship and a full fee waiver (University of St Andrews)

2008 – 2011
C.I.Di.S. Scholarship and fee waiver (Region of Lombardy, Italy)

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