Silvia Pirrioni, Adjunct Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Silvia Pirrioni, Adjunct Professor


PhD. Nottingham Trent University 
MSc. The University of Manchester

Email: ramazan.uctu [at]

Dr Silvia received her Bachelor Degree in Foreign Languages and Public Relations at the University of Udine in Italy in 2006. She then worked as language travel consultant for a British company for several years. In 2013 she received a Master Degree in Human Resource Management and Development with Distinction from the University of Manchester. In 2014 she was awarded a full scholarship to study for a PhD at Nottingham Trent University. Her research investigated apprentices’ professional development in the engineering sector in England. During her doctoral studies, Dr Silvia worked as lecturer in Management at Nottingham Business School. In 2019 she delivered the HR module on the MBA program at AUIS as visiting professor. She has joined AUIS as Adjunct Professor in 2020 teaching Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Dr Silvia has worked as HR consultant in the private sector in Sulymanya and is a research member of the Centre of People, Work and Organisational Practice (CPWOP) at Nottingham Business School. In the summer of 2020 Dr Silvia worked with the CPWOP on a project exploring psychological wellbeing and safety in a global context. 

Her research interests include employee development, human resource management and mental health in the workplace. She is now looking to further her research on HRM in the local region. 



Pirrioni, S., Shipton, H. & Wu, N. 2016. ‘On-the-job learning’, in A. Wilkinson & S. Johnstone (eds), The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.
Shipton, H., Pirrioni, S. & Wu, N. 2016. Developing talent through apprenticeships, HR Review. 



Pirrioni, S, Shipton, H and Wu, N. 2019. ‘Developing emergent professionals’ work role performance: the combined influence of the work environment and performance appraisal’. Peer-reviewed paper presented at the HRIC conference 2019, Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management, Dublin.