A Lecturer and Researcher in Organisational Behaviour and HRM and member of the Employment Systems and Institutions group within Norwich Business School. Research interests centre around employee behaviour in organisations, the design of work and the ways organisations influence worker behaviour.

Doctorate in employee proactivity in inter-organisational working, a First Class degree in Management, specialising in soft systems theory, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Editorial Board member: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

My interest in organisational behaviour stems from nearly 20 years working in organisational change wth management consultancies Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young and as a consultant to central governement.  Much of that work involved designing and implementing situation-appropriate interventions to facilitate organisational change, tailored to culture, appetite and capability. This field of work allowed me to experience organisational dynamics first hand, across sectors such as manufacturing, insurance, engineering, utilities and the public sector, in the UK and Europe.

All Publications

Daniels, K., Glover, J., Nayani, R., Mellor, N., Munir, F.


Purpose and Enactment in Job Design: An Empirical Examination of the Processes Through Which Job Characteristics Have Their Effects,

in Policy and Practice in Health and Safety



pp. 20-42

Full Text UEA Repository



Nayani, R., Nielsen, K., Daniels, K., Donaldson-Feilder, E., Lewis, R.


Out of sight and out of mind? A literature review of occupational safety and health leadership and management of distributed workers,

in Work & Stress



pp. 124-146

Full Text

(Literature review)


Nielsen, K., Daniels, K., Nayani, R., Donaldson-Feilder, E., Lewis, R.


Out of sight, out of mind?: Research into the Occupational Safety and Health of Distributed Workers,

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Full Text

(Commissioned report)


Key Research Interests

My research interests centre on the interplay between employees and their work context, on the ways they go about their work. Of particluar interest are the dynamics and processes around behaviour and change, within organisations and on employees who work accross organisations.  


Teaching Interests


Business Ethics (U/G), Norwich Business School 

Managing People and Organisations (MSc), Norwich Business School   

Business Research Methods (MSc), Norwich Business School  

Human Resource Management, Norwich Business School

Developing Future Leaders, Norwich Business School

Management Consultancy, Norwich Business School  


Administrative Posts

Member of the Norwch Business School Athena Swan Panel, 2017-2018

Member of the UEA wide Research Staff Working Group, 2014-2017

Member of NBS Research and Enterprise Executive, 2015-2017