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Biography Dr Stanimira Taneva is an organisational and developmental psychologist by background, and her career is a combination between academia and practice. She has worked in academic/teaching, research, management and expert roles across a variety of settings in the public, third-, and private sectors in the UK and internationally. Stanimira joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy in March 2019 as REF Impact Officer, moving from Impact@SBE at Loughborough University, where she was Senior Research and Enterprise Associate (2016 - 2019). She is a Fellow at the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships Programme Peer Review College.

Between 2013 and 2016, Stanimira conducted a cross-cultural research programme on the ageing workforce ("Thriving at 55+") at the University of Sheffield (Institute of Work Psychology) and, subsequently, at Loughborough University (School of Business and Economics). The programme was funded by the European Commission under its Marie Curie (IEF) Fellowship Scheme and led to the development of a range of academic and practitioner outputs on sustaining longer and healthier working lives in organisations.

Prior to 2013, Stanimira was involved in a wide range of academic/applied research and consulting programmes on employee and organisational development/wellbeing/performance in Bulgaria, UK and internationally. She designed and delivered taught modules at under- and postgraduate levels in three Bulgarian universities; she was Director of Career Development Centre at New Bulgarian University. In addition to her roles in academia, Stanimira's expert and managerial experience in third-sector and private organisations has helped her to apply her academic knowledge and research developments to real-life situations. Stanimira was also an author, expert and coordinator of U.S.- and EU-funded projects and programmes in the field of the societal integration of marginalised groups of people.
Research Interests Personal and organisational effectiveness (work wellbeing, performance, positive work behaviours, capacity building).

Successful development/ageing across the working lifecycle from both employee and organisational perspectives.

Strategic management in organisations; diversity management.
Psychological measurement in work/organisational context.

The impacts of new technologies (e.g. AI and automation) on work, workers, organisations, and the wider society.

Development and evaluation of research impact in Social Sciences (REF and beyond).
Teaching and Learning Research methods; Psychometrics; Psychology; Work and Organisational Psychology; Career Development/Vocational Psychology; Organisational Behaviour; Strategic Human Resource Management
ResearcherID E-9475-2017
Scopus Author ID 57203038149
Je-S ID T94438A