Dr Marilena Antoniadou is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisational Psychology, in Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS), since 2012. She is the Programme Leader of BA/BSc Business Psychology and currently leads modules across Levels 4 to 7.
Prior to joining MMUBS, Marilena has worked as a lecturer in Public and Human Relations in Cyprus. She specialises in the role of discrete emotions and emotional management in the workplace. Her first degree was in Communications and Mass Media in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She then moved to MMUBS to study Public Relations. She completed her second Masters in Research in 2009, while she was also working as an Associate Lecturer. She was awarded her PhD in Management in 2013 at MMUBS.
She is the holder of the Newer Researchers Award for 2015 by the Society of Research into Higher Education. Her interest in conducting research within the field of Higher Education has encouraged her further complete an MA in Academic Practice from her current institution. She has published within the fields of educational management and organisational psychology. Her upcoming book from Edward Elgar Publishing explores the role of academics in the modern higher education arena. Her second book by Emerald Publishing investigates emotional management strategies in HE and is meant to be published in 2021.
Marilena is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Academic member of the CIPD (MCIPD) and a committee member of The Association for Business Psychology.
Words of wisdom
Collecting thoughts, giving them meaning… and having fun while at it!
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Academic and professional qualifications
Academic Member of CIPD (MCIPD)
Fellow of Higher Education
Other academic service (administration and management)
Course Leader for MSc Management Unit leader for: Dynamic Business Environment, Work-Based Learning: Procedures, policies and procedures (level 5) Unit tutor for: Work-based Learning: the role of the manager (level 6), Business Psychology in Action (level 7). PhD, Postgraduate, Final-Year and Placement Supervisor in the fields of Management, Business Ethics, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour/Psychology and HRM. Assocociate Member of Decent Work.
English & Greek
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study Business Management?
Degrees in business and management are among the most popular among students. Manchester Metropolitan University Business School has sought to match demand with a diversity of themes and issues in the business world. Business management focuses on how organisations operate - what they do, their styles of management and their business strategies. We look closely at understanding the internal and external business environment - from understanding the psychology of managing people to developing a grasp of how the economic/social/technological/political climate impacts particular sectors.
Business is no longer just about making money and ruthless takeovers. It is also about improving their ethical and environmental standing, so expect to see relevant units emphasising on business ethics and sustainability.
Excellent links with business also involves visiting lecturers and the chance to build contacts.
External examiner roles
Currently External Examiner at:
University of the West of England
External Moderator at:
University of East London
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Organisational behaviour & psychology, particularly the discrete emotions in the workplace and the implications that emotions generate to management members
M. Antoniadou, M. Crowder, S. Jim (2020). Going beyond the academic profession: expanding the parameters of academia. In: An Introduction to Modern Academic Life'. Edgard Elgar,
M. Antoniadou, M. Crowder The Power of Phenomenology in Examining How Organizational Members Give Meaning to Emotions. In: Sage Research Methods Cases: Part 2.
M. Antoniadou (2019). "More Than a University": The Impact of CSR Initiatives on Business Students' Perceptions as Future Managers. In: Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organisations. IGI Global,
M. Antoniadou From euphoria to letting go: the process of adaptation of international academics in UK’s Higher Education. In: An Introduction to Modern Academic Life. Edward Elgar Publishing,
M. Antoniadou Living the dream…but for how long?: being an early-career academic in the context of ‘excellence’. In: An Introduction to Modern Academic Life'. Edward Elgar,
M. Antoniadou, P. Sandiford, G. Wright, LP. Alker (2016). Workplace Fear: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Experiences of Human Service Workers. In: Research on Emotions in Organization.
M. Mouratidou, C. Atkinson, B. Lupton, M. Antoniadou (2015). Exploring careers in austerity through the lens of the KCM: the case of the Hellenic Public Sector. University of Portsmouth, 8/9/2015.
M. Antoniadou, P. Sandiford, G. Wright, L. Alker The power of Greek ancient philosophy in studying workplace emotions: a theoretical discussion based on some empirical findings from Cyprus. University of Edinburgh, 15/7/2015.
M. Antoniadou, PJ. Sandiford Exploring Discrete Emotions in Higher Education. Rutgers University, 1/1/2013.
M. Antoniadou, PJ. Sandiford It's a Long Way Till June: The Emotionality of Cypriot Academics. Stockholm University, 1/7/2012.
M. Antoniadou, PJ. Sandiford (2012). Nine months of emotions: A phenomenological exploration of Cypriot academics’ emotionality. Helsinki, Finland, 1/1/2012.
M. Antoniadou Undertaking Phenomenological Research in Cyprus: The Nature and Impact of Aristotle's Emotions in the Higher Education Workplace. 1/6/2011.
M. Antoniadou Emotions at Work: What it Feels Like to Work in the Sky. University of Brighton, UK, 7/9/2010.
M. Antoniadou The Role of Emotions and Storytelling in Cypriot Public Organisations. RIBM Graduate School, MMU, UK, 25/3/2009.
M. Antoniadou Emotions at Work: What It Feels Like to Work in the Sky. Manchester, 17/3/2009.
Deputy conference Coordinator for the UFHRD 2016 Conference