Westminster Business School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Giulia Faggio as Lecturer of Economics in the Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, and Maria Gribling as Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management.

Dr Giulia Faggio holds an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, Italy, and a Doctorate in Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. She is an applied micro-economist with special interests in urban economics and labour economics, with work focused on co-agglomeration patterns of manufacturing industries in the UK and their link to agglomeration economies. Giulia is also interested in the local labour market effects of public-sector worker relocations (both in the UK and Germany), and links between self-employment, business creation and innovation in urban versus rural areas.

Prior to joining Westminster Business School Giulia worked as a Senior Economist at Citigroup Global Markets and as a full-time researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. She has also worked as an external consultant in a co-leading role for a research project commissioned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Maria Gribling holds an MA in Human Resource Management from Westminster Business School, an MRes in Management and Economics from Institut de Management de l’Université de Savoie, France, and is completing her doctorate at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Maria’s research interests lie at the intersection of organisational behaviour and human resource management practices with a focus on gender, diversity and career management, and have a strong international and comparative dimension. Prior to joining Westminster Business School, Maria was an Affiliate Professor in human resource management and organisational behaviour at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. Maria also has significant experience as Head of Human Resources and Consultant for international companies.

Maria Gribling has previously completed two funded research projects at Westminster Business School, on diversity and equality in the construction industry for the Greater London Authority, and on undeclared labour for the European Commission. Currently Maria’s research focuses on careers of academics in business schools in the UK and France, and diversity certifications such as labels and charters.

Professor Barbara Allan, Dean of Westminster Business School, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Maria and Giulia to Westminster Business School. It is an exciting time for the business school as we continue to grow our faculty and strengthen further our research capability across the school. The excellence in teaching and research that Giulia and Maria bring to the team will help us to further expand our work, through original research and professional educational excellence in the heart of the capital.”

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