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I studied Psychology and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. I received my PhD from the University of Leipzig, Germany in the area of Work and Organisational Psychology and Social Psychology. Furthermore, I acquired a psychotherapeutic qualification in Logotherapy/Existential Analysis. Before joining Kingston University, I conducted research at the University of Leipzig, Germany and for London Business School.
I have been teaching in Higher Education for more than ten years, I am Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and I am currently fulfilling the role of course director for part-time students on the MSc Occupational and Business Psychology.
I am a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), and a general member of its Division of Occupational Psychology.
Associate Professor in Work Psychology
Since 2010, I have fulfilled the role of course director for Postgraduate programmes for more than five years, mainly for the MSc Occupational and Business Psychology.
My main areas of research interest are employee well-being, diversity in the workplace, and social psychology perspectives within organisational settings (e.g., stereotyping). I am particularly interested in examining joint effects of surface-level (demographic) diversity and deep-level (psychological) diversity. For more specific examples, please see list of selected publications further down this page.
My current research is focused on 'meaning in life and at work' and, with Dr. Niki Giatras, Kingston University, 'harassment experiences and mental health'.
I have been involved with research collaboration, internationally, with Dorothee Alfermann, University of Leipzig, Germany (gender studies), Ursula Athenstaedt, University of Graz, Austria (social psychology), and Nina Mareen Junker, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (work psychology).
I have been research group coordinator of the Diversity and Inclusion Research Unit (DIRU), which sits within the business school, since 2013. More information about this group, as well as an overview of current and former members, can be found here: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-business-and-social-sciences/research/diversity-and-inclusion-research-unit/
Among other things, this group contributed to Kingston University's first application for Race Equality Charter Mark (RECM) status, which was recognised by being granted a 'partial' Rose Award (an internal prize) in 2015.
I am involved with doctoral research as supervisor (see further down this page for current examples) and internal examiner. Completed doctoral supervisions include:
I acted as external PhD examiner for the University of Exeter (leadership studies), research grant proposal reviewer for the German Research Foundation [DFG] (social sciences), and ad-hoc reviewer for various academic journals (e.g., 'Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology', 'Journal of Business Ethics').
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim, Linton, Kenisha and Mcduff, Nona (2018) Ethnic harassment, ethnic identity centrality, and well-being. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5(5), pp. 1118-1130. ISSN (print) 2197-3792
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim (2017) Modern prejudice and strength of conjunction error : overestimating proportions of minority employees. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 36(5), pp. 417-436. ISSN (print) 2040-7149
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim and Gratton, Lynda (2014) Gender role self-concept, categorical gender, and transactional-transformational leadership: implications for perceived workgroup performance. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 21(4), pp. 338-353. ISSN (print) 1548-0518
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim and Gratton, Lynda (2014) Spillover between work and home, role importance and life satisfaction. British Journal of Management, 25(1), pp. 77-90. ISSN (print) 1045-3172
Mohr, Gisela and Wolfram, Hans-Joachim (2010) Stress among managers: the importance of dynamic tasks, predictability, and social support in unpredictable times. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(2), pp. 167-179. ISSN (print) 1076-8998
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim and Mohr, Gisela (2010) Gender-typicality of economic sectors and gender-composition of working groups as moderating variables in leadership research. Gender in Management, 25(4), pp. 320-339. ISSN (print) 1754-2413
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim, Mohr, Gisela and Borchert, Jenni (2009) Gender role self-concept, gender-role conflict, and well-being in male primary school teachers. Sex Roles, 60(1-2), pp. 114-127. ISSN (print) 0360-0025
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim and Mohr, Gisela (2009) Transformational leadership, team goal fulfillment, and follower work satisfaction: the moderating effects of deep-level similarity in leadership dyads. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 15(3), pp. 260-274. ISSN (print) 1548-0518
Mohr, Gisela and Wolfram, Hans-Joachim (2008) Leadership and effectiveness in the context of gender: the role of leaders' verbal behaviour. British Journal of Management, 19(1), pp. 4-16. ISSN (print) 1045-3172
Schyns, Birgit and Wolfram, Hans-Joachim (2008) The relationship between leader-member exchange and outcomes as rated by leaders and followers. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 29(7), pp. 631-646. ISSN (print) 0143-7739
Schröter, Melani and Wolfram, Hans-Joachim (2007) Der Einfluss geschlechtsrollenkongruenten und -diskrepanten Gesprächsverhaltens auf die Personwahrnehmung [The impact of gender role congruent vs. discrepant communication behaviour on impression formation]. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik, 46, pp. 19-40.
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim, Mohr, Gisela and Schyns, Birgit (2007) Professional respect for female and male leaders: influential gender-relevant factors. Women in Management Review, 22(1), pp. 19-32. ISSN (print) 0964-9425
Wolfram, Hans-Joachim, Alfermann, Dorothee and Athenstaedt, Ursula (2020) Gender, gender self-perceptions, and workplace leadership. In: Zimmermann, Klaus F., (ed.) Handbook of labor, human resources and population economics. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. ISBN 9783319573656
Yarker, Joanna, Wolfram, Hans-Joachim and Junker, Nina Mareen (2020) Training and development for employees returning to work after parental leave. In: Karanika-Murray, Maria and Cooper, Cary, (eds.) Navigating the return-to-work experience for new parents : maintaining work-family well-being. London, U.K. : Routledge. ISBN 9780367222994 (In Press)