Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Sawlat Zaman



Sawlat received her PhD degree from Cardiff University in 2016. She also holds a Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (SSRM) from the same institute. Sawlat did her MBA (major in Finance) and undergraduate degree (BBA) from the pioneer business school in Bangladesh IBA, University of Dhaka, where she later joined and worked as a lecturer/  Assistant Professor  for almost five years. Sawlat's teaching career in the UK started with Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University from 2013 -2016. She joined Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University in 2016 and is currently working as a lecturer in International Business and Management. Her teaching and research expertise lies in the field of Global HRM & Employment Relations, International Business Environment and Corporate Governance.

Sawlat also has work experience as a HR professional at UNICEF and UN-WFP Bangladesh. She worked as a part time researcher at NGOs dealing with issues such child labour, adolescent girls empowerment etc. In the UK, she was actively involved with a charitable organization BAWSO as a trustee board member (2015-2017).  


Research Interest

  • Industrial relations in the international clothing sector
  • Global Value Chain
  • International Labor Standard and Regulation
  • HRM in developing countries

Research Groups

  • Human Resource Management, Work and Employment (HRMWE)

Professional Membership:

Member: The British Academy of Management (BAM)




BUS1002: Global Business Environment

BUS2074: Global Perspectives in Managing People and Organisations (module leader)

Post Graduate:               

NBS8287: Global Employment Relations (module leader)

NBS8387: Comparative Employment Systems

NBS8142: Current Issues in International Business and Management

NBS8495: Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities