Portrait of Dr Samantha Evans

Dr Samantha Evans

Lecturer in ER-HRM
Athena Swan Lead


Samantha Evans is a lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at Kent Business School. She is a member of the People, Management and Organisation Group.

Samantha is a Chartered  Member of the CIPD, Chartered Management Institute and a member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association. She is the Athena Swan Lead for KBS and led the School’s successful application for a Bronze Athena Swan award in 2020. She was previously the Programme Director for the MSc HRM.

Samantha has published in a range of journals and was awarded Highly Commended Paper for Employee Relations: The International Journal in the Emerald Literati 2018 Awards for Excellence.

Research interests

Samantha has worked on research examining inequality in the workplace, line managers and human resource management, retail trade unions, and employee well-being. Her research has been published in journals such as: The International Journal of Human Resource Management; Management Learning; Employee Relations & Personnel Review.

Samantha’s current research interests are focused on social class inequalities and employee well-being, examining the impact of social class on individual experiences of work, work-life balance, equality and well-being.  


Samantha has taught across the HRM & organisational behaviour curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She currently convenes: 


Samantha is happy to consider supervising proposals in the broad area of human resource management, but is particularly interested in discussing projects with applicants who have an interest in the following areas:

  • Equality & Diversity, particularly social class and equality
  • Line managers and HRM
  • Employee wellbeing 

Current Supervisees

  • Rebecca Ashley: The Role of Accents in Influencing Employee Behaviours and Inequalities in British Workplaces

Past Supervisees

  • Tejumade Siyanbola: HRM and Employee Turnover in SMEs 


Samantha is Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and sits on the Chartered Association of Business School’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

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