Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Ana Lopes

Lecturer in Human Resource Management


I am a lecturer in Human resource Management. I joined the Newcastle University Business School in February 2016, having previously held positions at the University of the West of England and University of East London.

My main research interests are: gender, work and employment relations, casualization of academic work, living wage campaigns and community organising.

I am Executive Board member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) and a board member of the Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State (RN14) research network of the European Sociological Association. I am an Associate Academic Fellow of the CIPD.




I am a founding member of alta, a mentoring scheme for women in aviation and aerospace. The scheme was launched in 2015 and is based on a knowledge exchange partnership between an academic team and the Royal Aeronautical Society, Airbus and the Royal Air Force and co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The academic team continues to be involved in the scheme and to measure impact.

I am also working with Unite Women’s Committee on a project that aims to better understand women’s experiences at work, their career progression and development needs, as well as women’s representation and participation in trade union activism.

I am currently supervising two PhD students. I am interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas:

  • ·         Gender, work and employment relations
  • ·         Living wage campaigns


I currently teach on the following modules:

  • NBS88500 - Dissertation Module (PG)
  • NBS8276 - Managing Employment Relations (PG)