Newcastle University London

Staff Profiles

Dr Faten Baddar Alhusan

Lecturer in International Human Resource Management


Faten (Samar) joined Newcastle University London in August 2015, following academic positions at University of Bedfordshire and Middlesex University. Faten gained her PhD, PGCert(HE), BSc  from Middlesex University, and MBA from Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus.  

Faten's theoretical work builds on Institutional and cultural theories and their impact on MNCs transfer of practices across borders. 

Her work has been published in leading journals, including International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Marketing Management. Faten has presented her work in national and international conferences. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an academic member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),  member of the Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, British Academy of Management and Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group. 


Faten has research interests in the following topic:

  • International & Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management & Transfer of Practices
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Change Management
  • Talent Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Management and Leadership Development
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • B-2-B & Key Account Management 
  • Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Marketing and Cross-Cultural Communication



Faten has been the programme director for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Middlesex University and University of Bedfordshire. She has taught diverse modules both in the UK and abroad.

Currently at Newcastle University London she is involved in teaching Managing Across Cultures, International Entrepreneurship,  Management and Organisations, Research Methodology and Dissertation modules.

Faten is also the Placements and Study Year Abroad Co-ordinator at Newcastle Univeristy London

Her teaching interests are in international and comparative HRM, cross-cultural management, knowledge management and knowledge transfer, learning and development, leadership and leadership development, key account management, international business, research methods, change management, organizational behaviour, international and global marketing, strategic management, business environment.