Employment and educational / professional background

In terms of her employment history, Alina has remained loyal to her supportive colleagues / friends and beautiful surrounding nature in the North West (UK), as evidenced by having worked at UCLan for more than a decade. Here Alina's research can be mainly described as working in collaboration with various research colleagues, chiefly though alongside Professor Philip B. Whyman who has been a key mentor and supportive colleague since Alina started her work at UCLan.

2008 -         Research Fellow in Labour Economics (Full-time), UCLan, Preston, U.K.

2007-2008  Research Officer in Management and Productivity Analysis (Full-time), Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, U.K.

2008           Ph.D. in EconomicsDepartment of Economics, Lancaster University,  U.K.   

                   Thesis area: Labour Economics

                   Thesis title: “The Impact of Workplace Practices on Company and Employee Performance in Britain”

                   Supervisors: Prof. Steve Bradley and Dr. Rob Simmons

                   Examiners: Prof. Sarah Brown (external) and Prof. Jim Taylor (internal)

2000           Master in Business Administration (MBA)Huron University, London, U.K.

1999           Business Studies ProgrammeInstitut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, France

1999           B.Sc. Degree (Valedictorian), Major in Business AdministrationFaculty of Economic Studies in Foreign LanguagesAcademy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Certificate in Research Degree Supervision
University of Central Lancashire

Secure Data Service (SDS) Approved Researcher

Research Training Courses in Statistics and Career Development
Lancaster University, Lancaster

(Self-taught) Learning to use Stata and SPSS
Lancaster University, Lancaster

Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Lancaster University, Lancaster

Diploma in Pedagogy for Higher Education Lecturers
Faculty of Economic Studies in Foreign Languages, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania


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