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Dr Rani Thanacoody

Masters In HRM with honour (Griffith University), PhD (La Trobe University), PGCHE (Middlesex University)
Assistant Professor in HRM/OB (Teaching Focused)

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515261
Location: C82 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Prior to this appointment, Rani taught at several UK universities for the past 11 years. Before joining academia, she worked as a HR trainee and officer in private organisations in Australia and Mauritius. Rani completed her PhD in Management at La Trobe University. She is an academic associate member of the CIPD and a FHEA.

Administrative Roles
Director of MSc Human Resource Management & Organisation
Current Research Activities
Her areas of research include burnout and organizational outcomes, work family conflict/balance/social support in organizations, work-family conflict, International HRM and cross cultural management.

She obtained a Santander Research Mobility Grant in 2014-2015 for a research on work life balance and work attitudes of employees in the healthcare. Her paper received the best paper award in the Organisational Psychology stream at the BAM Conference in 2009.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Thanacoody, R; Potocnik, K, Kamoche, K. (2020), "Examining the influence of work family balance among healthcare professionals", Human Resource Management Journal(UK), forthcoming 2020.

Thanacoody, P.R.; Newman, A.; Fuchs, S. (2014), "Affective commitment and turnover intentions among healthcare professionals: the role of emotional exhaustion and disengagement.", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.25(13), 1841-1857.

Newman, A; Thanacoody, P.R.; Hui, W. (2012), "The effects of perceived organizational support, perceived supervisor support and intra-organizational network resources on turnover intentions", Personnel Review, Vol.41 (1), 56-72.

Newman, A; Thanacoody,. P.R; Hui, W. (2011), "The impact of employee perceptions and turnover intentions: a study of multinationals in the Chinese service sector", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.22(8), 1765-1785.

Thanacoody, P, R; Bartram, T,; Casimir, G. (2009), "A moderated Mediation Analysis of the Effects of Burnout and Supervisory Social Support on the Relationship between Work-Family Conflict and Intention to leave in an Australian Healthcare Setting", Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol.23 (1), pp. 53-69.

Burchielli, R; Bartram, T; Thanacoody, P.R. (2008), "Work-Family Balance or Greedy Organizations?", Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol.63 (1), pp. 108-133.

Burchielli, R; Pearson, P; Thanacoody, P.R. (2006), "Exploring work intensification in teaching: a research agenda", New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol.31 (2), p. 71-81.

Thanacoody, P,R; Bartram, T; Barker, M; Jacobs, K, (2006), "Career Progreesion among Female Academics: A comparative Study of Australia and Mauritius", Gender in Management: An International Journal (formerly Women in Management Review), Vol.21 (7), pp. 536-553.


Thanacoody, R. 2020, "Expatriates adjustments in the UK and in China", in EURAM 2020 Dublin 12-15 June 2020.

Thanacoody, R; Potocnik, K, 2019, "The mediating effect of work family balance on social support and work attitudes", in EURAM Conference 2019, 25-28 June, Lisbon, Portugal.

Thanacoody, P.R; Potocnik, K. 2015, "The role of supportive work and family environments on organisational commitment and turnover intentions", in EAWOP Congress, 20-24 May, Oslo, Norway..

Thanacoody, P. R; Fuchs, S; Newman, A, 2012, "The role of emotional exhaustion and disengagement in predicting organisational outcomes: Adapting the conservation of resources theory", in BAM Conference, 14-16 September, Cardiff, UK..

Newman, A; Thanacoody, P.R.; Hui, W. 2010, "Perceived Work-Related Support and Turnover Intentions: A Chinese Study", in BAM Conference, 14-16 September, Sheffield, UK..

Thanacoody, P.R. 2010, "The effect of work family balance within and across domains on perceived organizational outcomes in the healthcare in Australia", in IWP Conference, 29 June- 1July, University of Sheffield, UK..

Newman, A; Thanacoody, P.R.; Hui, W. 2009, "The effects of training on organisation commitment and intention to leave in Chinese companies", in BAM Conference, 11-14 September, Brighton, UK.

Thanacoody, P.R.; Bartram, T,; Casimir, G,; Burchielli, R. 2008, "Work-family balance among Cancer workers in Australia", in AIRAANZ Conference: 6-9 February 2008. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia..

Bartram, T,; Burchell, R,; Thanacoody, P.R. 2007, "Greedy organisations and work-family balance", in AIRAANZ Conference: 7-9 February, The University of Auckland, New Zealand..

Thanacoody, P.R.; Bartram, T; Barker, M,; Jacobs, K. 2006, "Women in Academia: The Australian and Mauritian Cases", in ACREW Conference; 1-4 July, Kings College London/Monash University, Prato, Italy., forthcoming 2006.

Burchielli, R; Pearson, P; Thanacoody, P.R. 2005, "Managing the Intensity of Teaching: A Research Agenda", in AIRAANZ Conference; 9-11 February, The University of Sydney, Australia..



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