Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou – senior lecturer in strategic management of projects, University College London (UCL)
Since 2001 Effie has been studying people in organisations and how they use their knowledge to build their professional identity in everyday work.
Her research is informed by philosophy - especially the reading of Parmenides - and contemporary management thinking that emphasises a critical approach to business.
Previous experience in the industry has informed her ideas which she is now exploring in project-based organisations, following the award of her PhD from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
She has studied the identity of upper-middle and top managers and has reviewed issues of the politics of knowledge and its management in nine industries and across the public and private sectors.
Effie developed the Centre for Performance at Work (City University London) and worked in Deloitte LLP as a knowledge manager before joining University College London (UCL) and the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management where she leads the MSc in strategic management of projects and teaches critical thinking for business and about people in organisations.
Effie is assistant director of the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management and head of strategic initiatives for the school.
She is senior lecturer in strategic management of projects, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, co-chair of the 'Knowledge and Learning' Special Interest Group in the British Academy of Management, and academic lead of the Bartlett Change Initiative - the think tank for social change and the built environment.