Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Angela Mazzetti

Senior Lecturer in Management Practice & Degree Programme Director for the N200 Programme

Background

I have been working in the education sector since 1996. Throughout my career I have worked with a wide range of students and I am passionate about motivating students to achieve their full potential both during their time at university and in their future careers. During my time in the education sector, I have led a number projects and initiatives related to the widening participation and business curricula development agendas.  

I joined Newcastle University Business School in June 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Management Practice. I am the Degree Programme Director for the N200 BA (Hons) Business Management programme. I also teach on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate HRM and research methods modules and engage with undergraduate and postgraduate capstone supervisions. I bring my  extensive knowledge and experience into the curriculum to facilitate a better student understanding of management research, theory and practice.  

Prior to joining Newcastle University Business School, I was a Senior Lecturer in Management and Leadership at Northumbria University where I led the MBA suite of programmes and taught across a number of postgraduate HRM and research methods modules. 

Before moving to the Newcastle area, I worked at Teesside University for twelve years. During my time at Teesside, I led the MA HRM and MBA programmes, and I taught across a range of HRM and research methods modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. During my time at Teesside, I also led on a range of teaching and learning initiatives and student experience projects. 

Prior to joining the higher education sector, I held a number of senior management roles within the further education sector.  I led on a number of strategic curriculum development and enhancement. projects which required significant multi-disciplinary working and transformational leadership. 

Before joining the education sector, I worked in the utilities sector and held a number of senior project management roles.  

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Association of Business Schools Certified Management & Business Educator. 

Research

During my time in the education sector, I have led on a number of funded and non-funded research projects.

The focus of my academic research is stress, emotion and coping. I am interested in how our environment influences what we consider to be stressful and the coping strategies and behaviours we adopt to deal with stressful conditions. Through my research, I have explored themes such as adaptation and resilience; coping resources and reserves; recourse to intervention strategies; how stress is conceptualised and discussed; and readiness and resistance to change. 

I am currently researching how long-term exposure to stressful environments influences our perceptions of stressful encounters and informs our coping strategies.  For example, does long-term exposure build up our resilience or does it deplete our coping energies and reserves? And what coping resources do we draw on throughout this process? 

I also have a passion for developing qualitative researchers and I have published a number of research papers and book chapters focusing specifically on the emotional challenges that qualitative researchers encounter.  

Additionally, I have undertaken a number of funded practitioner research projects focused on enhancing business school curricula, enhancing learning and teaching practices, and widening participation in higher education.

I have supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate research students on a range of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour topics. 


Teaching

I teach across a range of HRM, research methods, and skills development modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Undergraduate Modules

BUS2040: Human Resource Management and the Future of Work

BUS2018: Research Methods

BUS1016: Academic and Professional Skills 


Postgraduate Modules

NBS8288: The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner


I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Association of Business Schools Certified Management & Business Educator. 

Publications