An event-based approach to understanding the dynamics of work-nonwork conflict among professional services employees.
My research seeks to gain insights into problematic distinctions between work and nonwork experienced in everyday lives among knowledge workers, as well as understand how people make sense of their everyday work/nonwork distinctions/no/blurred distinctions. In my research I use qualitative daily diaries and interviews to explore consultants’, working in global management/HR consulting firms, lived experiences of the distinction/no distinction/unclear distinction between their work or nonwork, as they navigate work-nonwork boundaries.
1st Supervisor: Professor Rob Briner
2nd Supervisor: Dr Elena Doldor
After my undergraduate studies in psychology I wanted to obtain a better understanding of psychology in the workplace and started a master’s degree in Organisational Psychology. After graduating, I applied for a research position at ISR (now Willis Towers Watson). Almost ten years in the consultancy has given me commercial awareness and valuable research experience. Doing a PhD is a great opportunity for me to explore beyond employee opinion survey topics as well as improve my theoretical knowledge and research skillset. I initially applied for the PhD programme in Birkbeck, University of London. Soon after that, I transferred to University of Bath and then QMUL in order to follow my supervisor professor Rob Briner. At the QMUL, I explore an area that fascinates me a lot- work-nonwork relationship- under the joined supervision of Professor Rob Briner and Dr Elena Doldor who have helped me develop a more specific research focus.
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- Cingiene, J. (2018). When work is nonwork and nonwork is work: a phenomenological study of knowledge professionals’ definitions of “work“ and "nonwork“, PhD symposium, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London
- Cingiene, J. (2017). Work-Nonwork Ambiguity and Conflict in Knowledge Intensive Firms, the 7th International Conference of Work and Family, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona
- Cingiene, J. (2017). Work-Nonwork Conflict in Knowledge Intensive Firms: Can We Challenge the Ideal Worker Norm to Encourage Diversity and Inclusion? 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK
- Cingiene, J. (2015). Dynamic Conceptualisations of Work-Nonwork Conflict, EAWOP- European Association of Work and organizational Psychology conference, Norway
- Cingiene, J. (2015). Sentiment analysis of manager and employee write-in comments related to organisational change, EAWOP- European Association of Work and organizational Psychology conference, Norway
- Cingiene, J. (2015). Work/non-work interface research: Are we there yet? An overview of EAWOP 2015, The Work-Life Balance Working Group Newsletter, Vol 7, British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology, https://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publications-by-subject/occupational/dop-work-life-balance-working-group-newsletter-vol-7-summer-2015.html
- Cingiene, J. (2014). Diary: Training Workshop Review. The Work-Life Balance Working Group Newsletter, Vol 5, British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology, http://shop.bps.org.uk/dop-work-life-balance-working-group-newsletter-vol-5-spring-2014.html
- Cingiene, J. (2012). Researching The Work/Non-Work Interface. OP Matters, British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology, Number 16. http://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/newsletters/op-matters-no-16-august-2012.html
- Cingiene, J. (2012). Work-nonwork Conflict. University of Bath, School of Management, Organizational Studies, PhD Conference, Bath, UK
- Cingiene, J. & Briner, R. (2011). A Systematic Review of Work-Family Interventions, International Conference on Work and Family, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain