Meet our new colleagues: Dr Weimu You

Dr Weimu You joined us as Lecturer in Sustainability and Global Value Chains.


Dr You holds a PhD in Economics and Business Administration with a specialisation in International Business and Supply Chain Management from Aalto University School of Business, Finland, where he also received a Master’s degree in Information and Service Management. Prior to joining Brunel, Weimu worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant at Aalto University in Finland.


Dr You’s research interests include sustainability, global value chains, and technology and innovation management.

Meet our new colleagues: Professor Shireen Kanji

Professor Shireen Kanji joined us as Professor in Work and Organisation.



Professor Kanji’s research focus is inequalities in workplaces and in the home. She is particularly interested in gender inequality, working hours of men and women, the work-family interface, career choices, and wellbeing. Her research is situated where gender, work and social inequality intersect.


Professor Kanji’s research topics include the differential positioning of men and women in self-employment, occupations and science careers, and parents’ experiences at work. She has previously held positions at the University of Cambridge, University of Basel, University of Leicester and University of Birmingham.


Meet our new colleagues: Dr. Ace Simpson

Dr. Ace Simpson joined us as Reader in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.


Dr. Simpson’s research is concerned with positive organizational practices promoting well-being, psychological safety, paradox transcendence, and love. Most of his research has been on cultivating organizational compassion. Recently, he has been studying compassion as a critical missing factor in programs aiming to address the persistent problem of workplace bullying demonstrating negative correlations between organizational compassion and workplace bullying.

Dr Simpson  is the co-author of Positive Organizational Behaviour, published by Routledge in September 2019. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry and Management Learning.