GCU appoints first Marie Curie Fellow

02 February 2010

GCU appoints first Marie Curie Fellow

Dr Lidia Galabova

GLASGOW Caledonian University has appointed its first Marie Curie Fellow.

Dr Lidia Galabova will work on a two-year project to identify how collective knowledge can be promoted in the workplace.

Funded by the European Commission, a Marie Curie Fellowship is designed to stimulate the training and mobility of researchers within the European Union.

Lidia is on leave from her assistant professorship at the Technical University of Sofia, where she has taught courses on Industrial Management, Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Knowledge Management.

She will be based in the School of Law and Social Sciences as she works on a project entitled Intellectual Capital, Work and Wellbeing.

It will identify how intellectual capital (IC) impacts upon work and well-being, and how it can be promoted through workplace policies.

Research will be undertaken in Bulgaria, Finland and Scotland and the team will include GCU Professors Linda McKie and David Edgar.

Professor Gill Hogg, of Heriot-Watt University, Professor Guy Ahonen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and Isabell Majewsky, Chief Executive, The Go Group, will also take part in the project.

Lidia said: “I’m looking forward to working on this challenging project at Glasgow Caledonian.

“I would like to acknowledge the support and encouragement I’ve received while preparing the project proposal and during the whole organisational process from my colleagues Linda McKie, David Edgar and Mark Anderson.”