Qualifications and memberships

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • The Academy of Management
  • The British Academy of Management
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)


BA (Hons) Msc, PhD

Academic and research interests

Research interest in  Careers, Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies.

  • Early Career Researcher Grant. University of Cumbria (2017)




  • Mouratidou, M., Donald, W.E., Nimmi, M.P. & Ma, Y.  ( 2024).  Exploring the Relationship Between Self-Perceived Academic Performance and Entrepreneurial Intention: The Moderating Roles of Serious Leisure, Perceived Stress, and Gender.  Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

  • Ma, Y., Nimmi, P. M., Mouratidou, M., & Donald, W. E. (2024). Exploring the impact of serious leisure on well-being and self-perceived employability: the mediating role of career adaptability among Chinese undergraduates. Higher Education Skills and Work Based Learning.Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-12-2023-0346
  • Grabarski, M. K., & Mouratidou, M. (2023). Rise up: Career empowerment, adaptability and resilience during a pandemic. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences/Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration.   https://doi.org/10.1002/cjas.1740
  • Donald, W. E., Mouratidou, M., Nimmi, P. M., & Ma, Y. (2023). Strategies for enhancing entrepreneurial intention and wellbeing in higher education students: a cross-cultural analysis. Higher Education, 1-21.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-023-01133-6
  • Mouratidou, M., Grabarski, M.K. & Donald, W.E. (2023) Intelligent careers and human resource management practices: qualitative insights from the public sector in a clientelistic culture. Journal of Work-Applied Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWAM-08-2023-0082

  • Hughes, H. P. N., Mouratidou, M., & Donald, W. E. (2023). Exploring the impact of an industrial placement year on students' competency development: a three-cohort, longitudinal study. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning.Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-02-2023-0044
  • Donald, W. E., & Mouratidou, M. (2023). I get knocked down, but I get up again(?): Examining student wellbeing in higher education settings. Career Matters, 11(1), 20-21. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.26849.99685

  • Mouratidou M. & Grabarski, M.K. (2022) In the Eye of the Hurricane: Careers under Lockdown. Sustainability ,14(22), 15098; https://doi.org/10.3390/su142215098
  • Donald, W. E., & Mouratidou, M. (2022). Preparing for a Sustainable Career: Challenges and Opportunities. GiLE Journal of Skills Development2(2), 3–5.
  • Mouratidou, M. & Grabarski, M.K.(2021) Careers in the Greek Public Sector: Calibrating the kaleidoscope. Career Development International, 26, (2), pp. 201-216. 
  • Mouratidou, M., Crowder, M. & Scott, H. (2020) Grounded Theory through the lenses of interpretation and translation. The Grounded Theory Review,19,  (2), 36-56.



  • Donald, W. E., Grabarski, M. K., & Mouratidou, M. (2024, Forthcoming). Signaling Theory. In J. H. Mills, A. J. Mills, K. S. Williams & R. Bendl (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopaedia of Gender Management. Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Grabarski, M. K., Mouratidou, M. and Fellows, I. (2023) The evolution of learning and technological innovation: preparing students for successful careers. In: Donald, W. E., (ed.) Handbook of research on sustainable career ecosystems for university students and graduates. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, US, pp. 58-76.

  • Mouratidou, M. (2020). Career stories of four UK academics: paths, issues and motivations. In M. Antoniadou & M. Crowder (Eds.). How to be an academic in the modern Higher Education Arena. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Crowder, M. & Mouratidou, M. (2020). Moving from industry to academia. In M. Antoniadou and M. Crowder (Eds). How to be an academic in the modern higher education arena.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.


  • Grabarski, M.K., Mouratidou, M., Yadav, M. & Kalyal, H (2024) Taking A Positive Organizational Scholarship Approach To Organizational Change: A Systematic Review. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Montreal, Canada, June 2024.

  • Grabarski, M.K. & Mouratidou, M. (2024) Work volition as a predictor of sustainable careers: A moderated mediation study. Careers-Division Community Conference, Amsterdam (17-19/4/2024).
  • Mouratidou, M. & Grabarski, M.K (2024) Sustainable Careers of Immigrant Academics in the UK. Careers-Division Community Conference, Amsterdam (17-19/4/2024).
  • Kalyal, H.,Yadav, M., Grabarski, M.K., & Mouratidou, M. (2024) Bending Granite: Overcoming Resistance and Encouraging Commitment to Change in Police Organizations. Professional Development Workshop. Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA ( 9-13/8/2024) .
  • Yadav, M., Grabarski, M.K., Mouratidou, M. & Kalyal, H. (2024). A Change is Gonna Come: Positive Perspectives on Change in Police Organizations. Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA (9-13/8/2024).
  • Grabarski, M.K., Yadav, M., Mouratidou, M. & Kalyal, H (2023) Formalized Curiosity: Researching the AI Research Method. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, USA (4-8/8/2023) 
  • Hughes, H.P.N.Mouratidou, M. & Donald, W.E. (2023) The impact of an industrial placement year on students’ competency development: perspectives of students and their line managers. British Academy of Management 37th Conference (2023): Towards Disruptive Sustainability: New Business Opportunities and Challenges, University of Sussex Business School, Brighton, United Kingdom. 01 - 06 Sep 2023.
  • Grabarski, M.K & Mouratidou, M (2022) I’ll Stand by You: How Leaders Can Support Employees During a Pandemic. Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, USA (5-9/8/2022)
  • Mouratidou, M. & Grabarski, M.K. (2021) In the eye of the hurricane: sustainable careers under lockdown. Academy of Management Conference.Online (29/7-4-8/2021)
  • Mouratidou, M. & Grabarski, M. K. (2021) Some Are More Equal Than Others: Intelligent Careers Under Crisis. European Academy of Management Conference. Online (16-18/6/2021)
  • Grabarski, M.K.& Mouratidou, M (2021) Rise Up: Career Adaptability and Resilience Under Pandemics. Eastern Academy of  Management Conference. Online ( 19/5-22/5/2021)
  • Mouratidou, M &Grabarski, M.K. (2021) Academics Abroad: Career Narratives. Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies Annual Conference.Online (1-3 June 2021)
  • Mouratidou, M. & Crowder, M. (2020) Linguistic barriers: problems when conducting ethnographic research. British Academy of Management, Online. ( 2-4 September 2020)
  • Mouratidou, M. & Grabarski, M. K. ( 2019) Reconstructing the Kaleidoscope Career Model to complex contexts. Eastern Academy of Management Conference. Wilmington, Delaware USA ( 8-11 May)
  • Grabarski, M.K. & Mouratidou, M (2019) Career Empowerment: A New Perspective on Career Motivation. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (9-13 August)
  • Mouratidou, M. & Crowder, M. (2018). Translation issues in Grounded theory. Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL (10-14 August)
  • Mouratidou, M. & Crowder, M. (2018). Emotional labour in the Hellenic heath sector: A Grounded Theory study. The British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol (4-6 September)
  • Mouratidou, M., Atkinson, C., Lupton, B., Antoniadou, M. (2017). Exploring the Kaleidoscope Career Model in Austerity. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta (4-8 August).
  • Mouratidou, M., Atkinson, C., Lupton, B. & Antoniadou, M. (2016). The career needs of the crisis. UFHRD conference, Manchester (8-10 June)
  • Mouratidou, M., Atkinson, C., Lupton, B. & Antoniadou, M. (2015). Exploring careers in austerity through the lens of the kaleidoscope career, the case of the Hellenic Public sector. British Academy of Management Conference, Portsmouth, UK (6-8 September)

Recent external roles

  • External Verifier, University of Staffordshire  (Strategy and HRM, undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • External examiner, University of Brighton  (HRM and OB, undergraduate level 2017-2021)
  • External Examiner, Kingston University