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Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Kent

Chidiebere Ogbonnaya (Chidi) is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Kent Business School and Head of the Department of Leadership and Management. Before joining the University of Kent he held academic positions at the University of Sussex and University of East Anglia. Chidi completed his Bachelor’s degree in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. He holds an MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership, an MA in Higher Education Practice and a PhD in Management Research. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of numerous professional organisations, including the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, Nigerian Institute of Management, European Academy of Management and British Sociological Association.

Chidi is currently an Associate Editor for Human Relations, an international peer reviewed journal ranked among the Financial Times Top 50 journals list (FT 50), 4 in the CABS Academic Journal Guide (ABS List), and A* in the Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List (ABDC List). He serves on several Editorial Boards such as Human Resource Management Journal and as a Guest Editor for Special Issues at various journals such as Applied Psychology: An International Review. Chidi has received a number of academic awards such as the Academy of Management HCM Division's Outstanding Paper based on a dissertation.

Chidi's research covers a broad range of topics on job quality, employment relations, workplace values, ethical leadership, psychological well-being and employee productivity. He is currently studying the leadership and management experiences of disadvantaged workers in low- and middle-income economies. His work has been published in prestigious academic journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal (UK), Human Resource Management (US), Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others. Chidi's research has also appeared in several media and practitioner outlets, including Harvard Business Review, LSE Business Review, Times Newspaper, Financial Times, Safety Management Magazine, Business Standard, Courier Magazine, and East Anglian Daily Times.


  • –present
    Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Kent