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Dr Gosia Ciesielska

Head of Department

Department: Newcastle Business School


Malgorzata (Gosia) Ciesielska is Deputy Head of Leadership & HRM Department and Associate Professor of Organisation studies. She holds a PhD in Organisation and Management Studies from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Business Management and Marketing degree with distinction from Warsaw University, Poland. Dr Ciesielska has previously worked at several universities in Europe, including Warsaw University, Poland, Växjö University, Sweden and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark as well as Newcaste and Teesside. She used to teach various undergraduate, graduate and MBA courses, in particular organisational behaviour and critical management theories, cross-cultural and international management, HRM and a qualitative research methodology.  Her research interests range from digital economy, strategy, innovation to gender and HRM in high tech industry.

Prior to her academic career, Dr Ciesielska was a consultant on data protection in pharmaceutical industry and diversity management. In 2003-2005 she held a position of EU Coordinator in pharmaceuticals in the Polish Ministry of Health. 



Gosia Ciesielska

Campus Address

Newcastle Business School
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Gosia is interested in a range of topics involving managing and using technology as well as development of staff and restorative and just organisational culture. Between 2010-2012 she was part of Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy project at Culture Lab investigating smart home business cases in the connected home industry, and between 2016-2018 she was involved in Creative Fuse North East project looking at creative, digital and tech sectors to drive innovation and growth of the region’s economy. More recently Gosia worked with gateshead town councli on evaluating project supporting lifestyle interventions with voulnerable citizens (MECC programme) and providing coaching for women professionals with FIBA and leading on Restorative Just Culture collaboration with NHS England & Innovation and Mersey care NHS Trust. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Fairness in digital sharing legal professional attitudes toward digital piracy and digital commons, Ciesielska, M., Jemielniak, D. 1 Jul 2022, In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Making every contact count with seldom-heard groups? A qualitative evaluation of voluntary and community sector (VCS) implementation of a public health behaviour change programme in England, Harrison, D., Wilson, R., Graham, A., Brown, K., Hesselgreaves, H., Ciesielska, M. 1 Sep 2022, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Gender Bias in Orgnisations: From Arts to Individualised Coaching, Danby, G., Ciesielska, M. 12 May 2021
  • Towards Workplace Gender Equality: An Introduction, Danby, G., Ciesielska, M. 12 May 2021, Gender Bias in Orgnisations, New York, US, Taylor & Francis
  • The “Tango Argentino”: A Metaphor for Understanding Effectuation Processes, Pattinson, S., Ciesielska, G., Preece, D., Nicholson, J., Alexandersson, A. 1 Jul 2020, In: Journal of Management Inquiry
  • Towards a framework for Innovation Orientation within Business and Management Studies: A Systematic Review and Paths for Future Research, Norris, D., Ciesielska, M. 11 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Nokia on the slope: The failure of a hybrid open/closed source model, Ciesielska, M. 1 Aug 2018, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Observation methods, Ciesielska, M., Boström, K., Öhlander, M. 2018, Methods and Possibilities, Cham, Springer
  • Preface, Ciesielska, M., Jemielniak, D. 1 Jan 2018, Qualitative methodologies in organization studies, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Qualitative research in organization studies, Jemielniak, D., Ciesielska, M. 2018, Theories and New Approaches, Cham, Springer

  • Ze Gao Maneuvering an IT career: a study of female IT professionals/practitioners from a millennial generation Start Date: 01/11/2018 End Date: 21/01/2022
  • Julie Wooton An Investigation On Whether The Pandemic Has Expedited Digital Transformation In The UK, A Critical ANT Study Using Normalisation Theory Start Date: 01/12/2018
  • Julie Wooton Start Date: 01/12/2018

  • Business andManagement Studies PGCert November 06 2020
  • PGCLTHE May 06 2013
  • Business andManagement Studies PhD December 06 2010
  • Business andManagement Studies MSc June 30 2003
  • PG Cert Coaching PGCert Coaching 2019
  • CMI level 5 award in coaching and mentoring 2018

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