Dr Elisabeth Michielsens

Dr Elisabeth Michielsens

Elisabeth Michielsens - Principal Lecturer

School of Organisations, Economy and Society (SOES)

College: Westminster Business School (WBS)


2016: PhD University of Westminster, HRM "Contextualising diversity management: Challenging the effectiveness of the business case"

1988: "Gegradueerde In De Bedrijfseconomie" (Post Graduate Award in Applied Business Economics) from Catholic University Of Leuven, Belgium, awarded in 1988

1986: Licentiate In Political and Social Sciences from University Of Antwerp (UFSIA -UIA), Belgium, awarded with distinction in 1986.

My academic role has developed to a Principal Lectureship in the HRM department with a significant research profile on employment and diversity issues in a European context as a member of the Research Centre 'Centre for Employment Studies'. In particular research on diversity in STEMM sector and women in manual trades.

My PhD by publication on Contextualising diversity management: Challenging the effectiveness of the business case" was awarded in 2016, consolidating 10 years of research in this field. I continue to be involved in diversity related research projects. 

I currently am on the supervisory team to five PhD students.

Course leader for MA HRM and MA International HRM

Interim WBS PhD Coordinator in 2021-22. 

Chair of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee; WBS PhD Admissions Tutor. 

  • Centre for Employment Research

In brief

Research areas

Diversity management, Gender and employment , Research Ethics and Qualitative Research

Skills / expertise

Qualitative research

Supervision interests

Diversity management and Gender in employment