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Duminda Rajasinghe, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. He is an experienced academic with industry experience in HRM. Prior to Northampton University, he worked for both Salford and York Business Schools. Duminda’s research interest lies in coaching, entrepreneurship, adult learning, leadership and leadership development.

He holds a PhD from Leeds Business School, Masters from York Business School and Bsc in Computing and Information Systems from London Metropolitan University, UK. Duminda’s current research interest lies in adult learning, coaching, leadership development and entrepreneurship learning and development. He is a fellow of Higher Education Academic, UK (FHEA).

He has presented his work in Spain, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Czech Republic and in few different institutes in the United Kingdom including University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Prior to his academic career he worked in privet sector in Garment Manufacturing, Contract Logistic, Engineering and Food Processing industries as a Human Resource Management professional.

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  • Coaching as an entrepreneurship learning and development tool

    Rajasinghe, D. & Mansour, H., 8 Nov 2018, Enterprise Education in UK Higher Education: Challenges for Theory and Practice. Mulholland, G. & Turner, J. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 51-69 19 p. (Enterprise Education in UK Higher Education: Theory Policy and Practice).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

    Open Access
  • Interpretative phenomenological analysis as an entrepreneurship research methodology

    Rajasinghe, D., Aluthgama-Baduge, C. & Mulholland, G., 23 May 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Driving academic motivation – what brings us to the table?

    Johnston, A., Nachmias, S. & Rajasinghe, D., 5 Sep 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Executive coaching: a sustainable leadership development intervention

    Rajasinghe, D., Tome, E. (ed.), Sousa, M. J. (ed.) & Costa, S. (ed.), 7 Jun 2017, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe. Lisbon: UFHRD, p. 128-144 989 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Qualitative Research for Early Career Researchers

    Duminda Rajasinghe (Speaker) & Chithaka Aluthgama-Baduge (Speaker)

    26 Jul 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch