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School of Business and Management

Dr Mustafa B. Ozturk

Mustafa B.

Senior Lecturer in Management

Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 2704
Room Number: Room 4.20, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus
Office Hours: Thursday, 10am-12pm


Student drop-in and feedback hours
Thursday 10am-12pm


Co-Director of BSc Business Management (year 1)
Interim IFP Coordinator


Mustafa Bilgehan Ozturk is Senior Lecturer in Management in the School of Business and Management.

Dr Ozturk operates in the broad area of human resource management and organisational behaviour, with a primary specialisation in workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. His research aims to delineate privileges and disadvantages associated with gender, gender identity, sexual orientation as well as race and ethnicity in organisations.

Originally from Turkey, Dr. Ozturk spent ten years in the US, where he attained a BA in Economics and Politics from New York University, and subsequently an MA and a PhD from the University of Chicago, having studied the political economy of human capital investment. Dr. Ozturk started his academic career in the UK at Middlesex University Business School before moving to the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Organisational Behaviour (BUS127)
  • Organisation Studies (BUS133)


Research Interests:

Dr Ozturk’s research is focused on equality, diversity and inclusion in organisations. In particular, he investigates work lives of minorities in organisations by mapping the workplace disadvantages which accrue due to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation as well as race and ethnicity, and offering remedies to ensure organizations are truly equal places for all. Dr Ozturk’s geographic foci of interest include both developed and developing country settings, with recent research situated in a range of contexts such as Turkey, China, and the United Kingdom. His research utilises a rich and varied theoretical and methodological oeuvre in line with the demands of the divergent research questions he tackles within his field.

Dr Ozturk is affiliated with the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.


Journal Articles

  • Healy, G., Tatli, A., Ipek, G., Ozturk, M. B., Seierstad, C., Wright, T. (2018). In the steps of Joan Acker: a journey in researching inequality regimes and intersectional inequalities. Gender, Work, and Organization.
  • Tatli, A., Ozturk, M. B. & Woo, H. S. (2017). Individualization and marketization of responsibility for gender equality: the case of women managers in China. Human Resource Management, 56(3): 407-430.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Tatli, A. (2016). Gender identity inclusion in the workplace: broadening diversity management research and practice through the case of transgender employees in the UK. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(8): 781-802.
  • Tatli, A., Nicolopolou, K., Karatas-Ozkan, M., Ozbilgin, M. & Ozturk, M. B. (2015). Questioning impact: Interconnection between extra-organisational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (9): 1243-1258.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Rumens, N. (2014). Gay male academics in UK business and management schools: negotiating and challenging heteronormativities in academic work life. British Journal of Management, 25 (3): 503-517.
  • Ozturk, M. B. (2011). Sexual orientation discrimination: Exploring the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Turkey. Human Relations, 64 (8): 1099-1118.

Book Chapters

  • Tatli, A. & Ozturk, M. B. (2018). Sexuality, gender identity and career courses. In Broadbridge, A.  & Fielden, S. (eds). The Impact of Diversity on Career Development. Edward Elgar.
  • Tatli, A., Ozturk, M. B., &  Aldossari, M. (2018). Equal opportunity and workforce diversity in Asia. In F. L. Cooke & S. Kim (eds.) Routledge Handbook of HRM in Asia. Routledge.
  • Ozturk, M. B. (2017). When freedoms collide: Competing claims for religious rights and sexual orientation equality at the workplace and beyond. In Chanlat, J.F and Ozbilgin, M. (eds.) Management and Diversity: Main Issues and Challenges, London: Emerald (translated in 3 languages). 
  • Ozturk, M. B., Tatli, A. & Ozbilgin, M. (2015). Global diversity management: breaking the local impasse. In Bendl, R., Bleijenbergh, I., Henttonen, E. & Mills, A. (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organisations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Rumens, N. (2015). Sexual minorities in the workplace. In Syed, J. & Ozbilgin, M. (eds.) Managing Diversity and Inclusion: An International Perspective, London: Sage.
  • Groutsis, D., Ng, E. & Ozturk, M. B. (2014). Cross-cultural management and managing cultural diversity – insights into talent retention and post-settlement adjustment. In Ozbilgin, M., Groutsis, D. & Harvey, W. (eds.) International Human Resource Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Forson, C., Ozbilgin, M., Ozturk, M.B. & Tatli, A. (2014). Multi-level approaches to entrepreneurship and small business research – transcending dichotomies with Bourdieu. In Chell, E. & Karakas-Ozkan, M. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Ozbilgin, M. (2014). From cradle to grave: The lifecycle of compulsory heterosexuality across the institutions of patriarchy in Turkey. In Colgan, F. and Rumens, N. (eds.) Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspective, London: Routledge


Dr Ozturk welcomes prospective doctoral students with a research interest in:

    Equality, diversity and inclusion at work

    Gender, gender identity, sexuality, and race and ethnicity in organisational life

Current Doctoral Students


  • Sabeen Ahmed
  • Irawati Parnerkar
  • Manesha Peiris
  • Zinabu Shaibu

Second Supervisor:

  • Ranjita Neogi