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Derya Ozdemir Kaya

Lecturer in Work and Organisation, University of Sussex

I am a Lecturer in Work and Organisation at University of Sussex Business School. My research interests are care, affective labour, future of work and psychosocial studies.

Previously, I held research posts in teams investigating care homes for older people in the UK, whistleblowing and domestic abuse services with funding from ESRC, ACCA and EIDHR.

My PhD thesis explores the ethos of love for one's job and affective labour drawing on a multi-sited psychosocial ethnography of the Turkish fine-dining sector. My first peer-reviewed article based on this study has been published by the prestigious Organisation Studies journal.

More on my research and impact work is available in my ORCID profile:


  • 2021–2022
    Research Fellow, Warwick Business School