Salma Raheem is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour in the Work, Organisation, and Management Group. She completed her PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Department of Management, where she held additional roles such as Academic Advisor to all second year BSc Management students, an LSE Fellow and as an elected member of the LSE Students' Union. For her work in the Union, she was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award. Prior to joining academia, she worked as a management consultant in the Middle East and India.
Salma's research interests include the impact of multicultural individuals, the management of multicultural teams and the development of leadership and inclusive cultures for organisational diversity. Her work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, as a book chapter in the Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Middle East as well as practitioner papers. Her work has also been presented at several conferences. She enjoys using a mixed methods approach to research. Her thesis explores the employment of multicultural individuals, their ability to process and communicate multiple perspectives and their potential to enhance team productivity and cohesion in diverse teams. The context of her research focus is in MNCs in emerging economies such as the Middle East with implications for furthering research in areas of international human resource management, talent management, cross-cultural management, identity and team dynamics.
Salma is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK. She's won several awards for her teaching including the Class Teaching Excellence Award for Inspirational Teaching (2018-19), at the LSE and the British Journal of Industrial Relations Teaching Fellowship 2014-15, (competitive) at the Department of Management (LSE). She has taught for school students (widening participation), undergraduate, graduate and executive programs on several management topics including, HR, organisational behaviour, leadership, negotiations and marketing and consumer behaviour.