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HRMI 2022: Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, assistant dean of equalities and diversity, University of London

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Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya is a proud immigrant and a scholar activist.

She has a doctorate and is the assistant dean for equalities and diversity at the School of Business, Economics, and Informatics (BEI) and senior lecturer and programme director of MSc HR management in the department of organisational psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.

Chatrakul Na Ayudhya is co-editing a special issue on “Conceptualising the nexus between macro-level ‘turbulence’ and the worker experience in human resource management” in the journal Human Resource Management Journal (due in 2023).

Her latest article, “The rhetorics of ‘agile’ and the practices of ‘Agile Working’: Consequences for the worker experience and uncertain implications for HR practice” (with Ian Roper and Rea Prouska), was published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Chatrakul Na Ayudhya writes and speaks about unequal working lives and careers, with a particular focus on workers’ lived experience at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, immigration status, and nationality.

She draws on critical approaches to concepts of diversity and inclusion.

Chatrakul Na Ayudhya is committed to advancing meaningful diversity and inclusion in the workplace through solidarity and collective action. She is proud to have been named Colleague of the Year in 2022 at Birkbeck, University of London.

 

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Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya ranked 19th on HR magazine’s list of HR Most Influential thinkers in 2022.

Find the full list of HR Most Influential 2022 practitioners and thinkers here.