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Dr Teresa Roca

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

I hold a multidisciplinary PhD in Occupational Psychology, Policy and Education, funded by the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). I examined the impact on the well-being and working lives of 100 school teachers of being placed in failing school categories by The Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED) in England. My study was longitudinal and used various methods of data collection and multilevel analysis. I also hold a MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Nottingham and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the Open University UK.

My primary research interests are within the areas of occupational well-being, organisational behaviour, personnel development, performance management, research methods, accountability systems for school improvement, educational policy, leadership, decision-making, organisational culture and change. 

Campus Address

City Campus East 1
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Increasing employees' engagement in organizational citizenship behaviors within continuous improvement programs in manufacturing: the HR link?, Morton, S., Michaelides, R., Roca, T., Wagner, H. 1 Nov 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Employee Engagement and Workplace Learning emerging from Matrix Structures in Digital Manufacturing Organisations, Roca, T., Bennett, D. 6 Jun 2018, University Forum for Human Resource Development Annual Conference 2018
  • How to increase employees’ engagement in organisational citizenship behaviours within continuous improvement programs in manufacturing, Roca, T., Morton, S., Michaelides, R. 8 Sep 2015, BAM 2015
  • Reimbursing research participants in UK health research: ethical and policy implications, Roca, T., Bates, P. 8 Sep 2015, BAM 2015
  • Uncovering the values that motivate people in relation to payments for involvement in research, Roca, T., Bates, P. 2014, In: Mental Health and Social Inclusion
  • Thinking about payments for involvement in research, Roca, T. 2013
  • The cognitive, physical and emotional sequalae of being placed in a failing category by OfSTED, Roca, T. Jul 2011
  • The impact of external agencies on school improvement in England, Sweden, Netherlands, Singapore and Canada Ontario, Roca, T. 2009
  • The impact of external agencies on school improvement in England, Sweden, Netherlands, Singapore and Canada Ontario, Roca, T. 2009
  • The impact of external agencies on school improvement in England, Sweden, Netherlands, Singapore and Canada Ontario, Roca, T. 2009

  • Khurram Khan Digitalisation in the Electric Vehicles Automotive Manufacturing Industry in the UK: The Impact of Digital Technologies in Improving Employee Engagement and Organisational Learning within Matrix Organisations using Cross-Functional Teams in the Giga Factories within the Automotive Industry in the UK Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Magdalene Kong Start Date: 01/10/2017

  • Philosophy PhD May 01 2005
  • AFBPsS British Psychological Society (BPS) 2014


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