Dr. Victoria Opara

Associate Professor

School of Business, Bath Spa University, Bath, United KingdomPrimary Institution


r. Victoria Opara, is currently a senior lecturer specialising in business and management at Bath Business School, Bath Spa University. She has a strong educational background, holding an MSc in international business management, an MRes in research methods within social sciences, and a PhD in Organisational and Business Psychology from the esteemed University of Exeter. Dr. Opara's research focuses on several critical areas in the field of gender studies and workplace dynamics. She is particularly interested in understanding the impact of identity and social context on gender differences and gender inequality, as well as advancing the progress of women in professional settings. Additionally, she explores the influence of ethnic identity on women's experiences in the workplace, examines the concept of workplace intersectionality, and investigates the importance of workplace diversity. Notably, Dr. Opara contributed her expertise to a significant project involving the benchmarking of Diversity and Inclusion reporting within FTSE 100 companies. This endeavor was commissioned by the Financial Reporting Council and conducted in collaboration with the University of Exeter Business School, resulting in a comprehensive report and consultancy recommendations. Dr. Opara's contributions to the field of gender and racio-ethnic identity studies have been recognised through her publications in renowned journals such as Gender Work & Organisation, Frontiers, Qualitative Research and Equality, Diversity and inclusion. Her research findings and insights offer valuable contributions to the ongoing discourse on equitable and inclusive work environments.

Research Fields

Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Psychology
Equity Diversity and Inclusion
Identity Work

Current Institution

Primary Institution

Associate Professor

School of Business, Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom

Journal Roles

Editorial Board Member

Social Sciences

Jan, 2024 - Current

Publications (6)

Book Chapter
Leadership, racism, gender discrimination, and intersectionality: implications for organizational politics
Book Title: Leadership and politics: new perspectives in business, government and society
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 2024
Journal Article
Journal Title: Frontiers in Sociology
Publication Date: 2023
Doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2023.820975
Journal Article
Journal Title: Qualitative Research
Publication Date: 2023
Doi: 10.1177/14687941211045192
Journal Article
Journal Title: Gender, Work, & Organization
Publication Date: 2020
Doi: 10.1111/gwao.12456
Conference Article
The Intersectional role of ethnicity, nationality and gender: understanding how British BAME professionals experience their multiple identities at the intersection.
Conference Title: 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference: Education Beyond Borders, 28 - 30 June 2017, Brunel University, London, UK.
Publication Date: 2017
Journal Article
Board Diversity Reporting
Journal Title: Financial Reporting Council
Publication Date: 2018

Society Memberships

Oct, 2017 - Current

British Academy of Management

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