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Fatima Malik

PositionLecturer
LocationCartwright Building, Room 1.15
DepartmentSchool of Management
Feedback HoursTuesday 11:00-13:00 Semester 1; Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Semester 2
Telephone+44 (0)1274 234367
EmailF.Malik7@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@FatimaM55716462
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Research Interests (key words only)

institutional high skill education and training; employability & development; work-life balance/organisational policy & practice; Work-family conflict experiences - working parents

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Employability and Enterprise (Stage 2 - undergraduates)
  • Human Resource Development (MSc postgraduate & stage 3 undergraduates) 
  • Human Resource Development (Stage 3 undergraduates)
  • Human Resource Management (Stage 3 undergraduates)
  • HRM in Context (MSc. postgraduate)
  • MBA Executive (Dubai)

Administrative Responsibilities

Biography

Fatima Malik’s main research interest is around exploring the nature of institutional employer engagement around the supply of and employer demand for education and training in the context of high skill sectors.

As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy she teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior Group.

Originally from a scientific analytical chemistry background, Fatima has worked within academic teaching and research roles.

She was a Research Fellow (2006-08) on a European Social Fund Project (www.organisationsworkandcare) that explored the practical difficulties facing SMEs in managing the work-life balance (WLB) of their staff. The project produced academic output and a practical toolkit distributed to UK-wide SME businesses to support management of WLB policies & practices (http://organisationsworkandcare.org/pdfs/WLBToolkitCDVersion.pdf).

She was also involved in research and jointly published work that examined the impact of public sector cuts on Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations serving deprived West Yorkshire BME communities (http://leeds.academia.edu/FatimaMalik).

Prior to her appointment at Bradford, she was Lecturer in Employment Relations and Human Resource Development at The University of Bolton teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

She has also worked within a research capacity on projects within the areas of Health and Social Work; Employability Skills and the Union Learning Agenda.

She is presently working on research interests including: examining the work-life conflict experiences of working parents (including single parents); and the career histories of professional South Asian professional females. Scholarly outputs from work on WLB has been presented at prestigious international conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference (2015, 2017) and specialist conferences (Work & Family Research Network, 2014, 2015). 

Study History

  • MPhil, University of Leeds, 2017
  • PgCert University of Bolton, 2014
  • MBA, Business & Management, 2005, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • MSc, Analytical Chemistry in Process Quality Assurance & Environmental Monitoring 1994, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BSc in Chemistry, 1991, University of Glasgow

Professional History

Research Areas

  • UK skill formation, public policy and high skill sectors
  • Employability and development
  • Gender and high skill professions (UK and China)
  • Work-life balance policy and organisational practice
  • Work-family conflict and single parents

Current Projects

  • Multi-level institutional Employer engagement - high skill sectors
  • Work-life Balance/conflict and working parents
  • Careers and the Older Professional South Asian Female

Research Collaborations

  • Research Grant (£600+1800) - The University of Bradford, School of Management Research Pump Priming Fund. Challenging Stereotypes - the case for the successful labour market participation of the first generation (older) South Asian Female Professional
  • Research Grant (£2400) - The University of Bradford, School of Management Research Pump Priming Fund. Fatima Malik (2014) – How do single parents “self actualize” and “cope” with “daily time specific episodes” of work-family conflict? A comparative review of key concepts
  • Research Grant (£3000) – Leeds Social Science Institute (Higher Education Innovation Fund). Fatima Malik (2012) – West Yorkshire Public sector Cuts – assessing impact on the BME Voluntary & community Sector

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Publications

See Fatima's publications on Bradford Scholars.

Journal articles

Malik, F., McKie, L., Hogg, G., Beattie, R. (2010) ‘A Toolkit to support Human Resource Practice.’ Personnel Review, Vol. 39(3), pp. 287-305.

Published work on practice

Lachman R. Malik, F. (February, 2012) “West Yorkshire Public Sector Cuts: The impact on the BME Voluntary & Community Sector.” JUST West Yorkshire & Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds. (available from http://leeds.academia.edu/FatimaMalik/Books/1472352/)

Malik, F. (2007). ‘Work-life Balance: A Practical Guide to Policies & Practices’. European Social Fund Commission, Glasgow Caledonian University & Heriot Watt University. (available at: www.organisationsworkandcare.org; http://organisationsworkandcare.org/pdfs/WLBToolkitCDVersion.pdf)

Caledonian Business School in-house project. Maxwell, G., Williamson, E., Malik, F., McFarlane, E. (2006). Employability Skills of Business School Postgraduate Programmes.

Book chapter(s)

Cassell, C., Malik, F., Radcliffe, L. (2016) Photo-elicitation in 'Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods on HRM: Innovative Techniques'. Edward Elgar. Editors: Keith Townsend, Rebecca Loudon, David Lewin.

Book reviews

Malik. F (2013 -accepted, Forthcoming). Book Review: “Knowledge, Skills and Competence in the European Labour market – What’s in a Vocational Qualification?” By Michaela Brockman, Linda Clarke and Christopher Winch. Work, Employment and Society.

Malik, F. (2010). Book Review: ‘Investor engagement: investors & management
practice under shareholder value.’ By Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, Tahir M. Nissar. BSA: Sociology Journal. Vol. 44(1), pp. 172-4.

Conferences

Malik, F., Radcliffe, L., Cassell, C. (2016 – accepted). “Contextualising the work-life conflict emotions of working women using photo-elicitation”. Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington.

Cassell, C, Malik, F., Radcliffe, L. (2015 - accepted). Participant responses to photo-elicitation methods in the study of work-life balance. Academy of Management Conference, 2015, Vancouver.

Malik, F., Radcliffe, L., Cassell, C. (2015 – accepted). “Reviewing the work-life conflict experiences of single parents – moving towards a new research agenda.” 6th International Community, Work and Family Conference, Malmo, Sweden, 19th - 22 May, 2015.

Cassell, C., Malik, F., Radcliffe, L. (2015 - accepted). “Using photo-elicitation to address the immediacy of the work-life interface.” 6th International Community, Work and Family Conference, Malmo, Sweden, 19th - 22 May, 2015.

Malik, F. (2015 - accepted) Using convergent interviews to explore the phenomenon of employer engagement and skill formation. British Academy of Management Conference.

Cassell, C, Malik, F., Radcliffe, L. (2015 - accepted). Photo-elicitation methods: the participant viewpoint. British Academy of Management Conference.

Malik, F., Radcliffe, L. (2014 - accepted). Work-life conflict resolutions of single parents - employer policy and practice implications. Work and Family Researchers Network, New York June 17th-21st, 2014.

Cassell, C; Malik, F; Radcliffe, L. (accepted - September 2014 developmental paper submitted to BAM Conference – The Role of Business Schools in Supporting Economic and Social Development , Northern Ireland). “Using Photo-elicitation to understand work-life balance – a pilot study “.

Malik, F; Radcliffe, L. (accepted - September 2014 developmental paper submitted to BAM Conference - The Role of Business Schools in Supporting Economic and Social Development , Northern Ireland). “Professional identity and research career development expectations of Early Career Researchers employed within UK Business Schools – A Pilot Study”.

Malik, F. (2013, November) “Evolving networks – skill formation policy/practice underpinning a UK high skill industry cluster.” Conference Paper Submission (accepted) – Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Science, Dubai. (PhD)

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