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Zella King

  • PhD Occupational Psychology
  • Senior Lecturer
  • University of Reading
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Zella's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 6Followers


Zella King is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and an AIM Innovation Fellow. She teaches Strategic Human Resource Management and supervises PhD students with interests in: social networks; human capital, career management and employability. Zella has a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London. Before joining the academic world, she worked for five years as a Consultant for Accenture, and as a Corporate Finance Executive for the investment bank Schroders. After completing her PhD, she was funded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as a Research Fellow at King's College, London. She joined the University of Reading in 2002. Between 2005 and 2007 was the Director of a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In 2007 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Advanced Institute of Management Research, as one of a group of Innovation Fellows researching issues relating to the UK's innovation performance.

Recent publications

  • Engaging excellence? Effects of faculty quality on university engagement with industry

    • Perkmann M
    • King Z
    • Pavelin S
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  • Voices from the Boardroom

    • Guest D
    • King Z
    • Conway N
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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer

University of Reading

September 2002 - Present

Research Fellow

Department of Management, King's College London

September 2000 - September 2001(a year)

Corporate Finance Executive


January 1994 - September 1995(2 years)



May 1990 - December 1993(4 years)


PhD Occupational Psychology

Birkbeck College, University of London

September 1996 - March 2000(4 years)

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