CCISC External Research Associates.

Felix C. Brodbeck is Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.  

He researchers in the fields of cross-cultural management and psychology, leadership, organizational effectiveness and innovation, teamwork, decision-making and applied research methods. He has published eight books and more than 100 articles in publications including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of World Business, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 

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Dr Eckert is a Research Associate at the Center for Creative Leadership in Brussels, Belgium.  Her expertise is in cross-cultural leadership and the design and evaluatin of intercultural training.  She is currently leading a study on managerial career development in various European cultures and collaborates with internal and external experts on cross-cultural leadership, sustainability/CSR, and training evaluation.  Regina holds a degree in psychology (Dipl-Psych.) from the University of Munich and a PhD in Management from Aston Business School. 


Marcos Estrada is currently working as a Research Assistant at the Mobile Welfare in the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford and as a Sociology Tutor at Aston University. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). From 2013 until 2014, Marcos was the mentor of a student in the college of Social Sciences at Ritsumeikan University, in Japan. While studying for his PhD in Sociology, he also delivered core sociology seminars at the University of Warwick between 2011 and 2013. As part of his PhD research carried out at the University of Warwick, his interests includes identity formation, social movements, migration, transnationalism, and the  Brasiguaio [Brazilian + Paraguayan] identity group spanning across the shared border region of Brazil and Paraguay.

Qualifications and Education

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
HE Teaching Qualification: Award to Academic and Professional Practice
MA with Honours aster in Peace Education and Conflict Resolution  
BA with Honours in International Studies with Sociology

Membership of Professional Organisations

British Sociological Association (BSA)
Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)
International Studies Association (ISA)

Narzanin Massoumi is a British Academy postdoctoral fellow (2016–19) in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. She is co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Race and Ethnicity Study Group, the co-editor of What is Islamophobia? Racism, Social Movements and the State (2017) and the author of Muslim Women, Social Movements and the ‘War on Terror’ (2015).

David Miller is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. He was RCUK Global Uncertainties leadership fellow (2013–16) conducting a project to examine the construction, use and impact of expertise on ‘terrorism’. He has written widely on propaganda, spin and lobbying and was co-founder of Public Interest Investigations, a non-profit company of which Spinwatch and Powerbase are projects. Recent publications include: A Century of Spin: How Public Relations Became the Cutting Edge of Corporate Power (co-author, Pluto Press, 2008); The Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre: Giving Peace a Chance? (co-author, 2013); Critical Terrorism Studies since 11 September 2001: What has been Learned? (co-editor, 2014); Stretching the Sociological Imagination: Essays in Honour of John Eldridge (co-editor, 2015); The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neoconservatism (co-author, 2015); The Israel Lobby and the European Union (co-author, 2016); The New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours (co-author, 2017); Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours: The Web of Influence of Addictive Industries (co-author, 2017); What is Islamophobia? Racism, Social Movements and the State (co-editor, 2017).

Erika Spiess is a Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.  

She has published ten books and more than 100 book chapters and scholarly articles in publications including the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.  Prof Spiess research fields include cross-cultural psychology, co-operation in organizations, health and leadership, motivation of reproductive behaviour, professional motivation of women, changing values, learning culture and development of competencies, expatriates adjustment and motivation, social support and interpersonal networks for foreign assignment. 

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Hester van Herk is Associate Professor of Marketing and Marketing Research at VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

She is specialized in cross-cultural research methodology and cross-cultural marketing and has work published in  journals including the  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, European Journal of Marketing, Food Quality and Preference and Multivariate Behavioral Research.

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Dr Khursheed Wadia is Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Safety and Wellbeing (SWELL)/Lifelong Learning, at the University of Warwick. Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender, ethnicity and politics in Europe (with a particular focus on Britain and France). She has researched and written on gender and political participation/civic engagement; gender, migration and ethnic relations; women from Muslim communities and politics. 

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Qing Wang is a Reader in Marketing and Innovation at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.  

Her research focuses on marketing research methods and consumer adoption behaviour of new products and services, the innovative capabilities and branding strategies of Chinese high-technology firms and the co-evolution of consumer learning and firm strategies in high-risk, high-return industries. She has published in journals including Journal of Marketing (JMR), Research Policy (RP) and the Journal of Marketing Management (JMM). 

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