Sian is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of Management. Her undergraduate degree in psychology and counselling as well as her industry experience, has informed her teaching of subjects such as innovation management, consumer psychology and research methods. Sian holds a PgCert HE and is a HEA Fellow.
Sian is a member of the iLab Research Centre and Chairs a weekly multidisciplinary research think tank – Scientia, which is primarily concerned with the formulation and creation of positive impacts for individuals, communities and regions. Her PhD is in organisational behaviour and the psychological contracts of temporary workers. This is with a view to the retention of quality staff and employee health and wellbeing.
In 2017 Sian worked with Malaysian Government in the development of an employee wellbeing programme and has led several evaluation projects into life science skills, youth development initiatives and community cohesion initiatives such as Local Area Coordination.
Publications include several conference papers in AMCIS, ECIE, ISBE as well as book chapters in Entrepreneurial Learning City Regions: Life Sciences and Health in South West Wales: A Sub-regional Innovation Ecosystem (Springer) and Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking through Multi voices, reflections on emerging debates (Emerald). Sian has also co-authored several journal articles published in the International Journal of Information Management, the Journal of Strategic Marketing, Information Systems Frontiers, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development and Frontiers on Psychology.