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Associate Professor, Sobey School of Business Management, Saint Mary’s University

Dr Vurain Tabvuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He got his undergraduate degree from Africa University. In his mid-twenties he headed to the UK where he obtained a Master's Degree (with Distinction) and a PhD from Brunel University under a fully funded scholarship. He has worked at Bournemouth University and the University of Surrey in the UK as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer in HRM/OB. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. Vurain's research focuses on intrinsic motivation, public service motivation, pro-social motivation, job satisfaction, student success, inclusion, organizational change and adaptation. His research has been published in refereed international journals such as Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration: Research and Theory, Economics Letters, Labor History, Population Research and Policy Review, and Kyklos.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Saint Mary’s University


  • 2010 
    Brunel University London, PhD Economics