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Payyazhi Jayashree Associate Dean

Dr Payyazhi Jayashree is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and the Head of the Centre for Academic Staff Professional Development.

Dr Jayashree obtained a BA in Psychology, MA in Applied Psychology and PhD in Organisational Behaviour, from the University of Delhi. Her areas of specialisation include Strategic Change, Organisational Behaviour, and Organisational Development.

Dr Jayashree comes with extensive experience as a Certified Trainer and Facilitator, and has designed, delivered and led over 100 need-based training workshops in Dubai since 2005. This is a part of her freelance training assignment in HR, which includes in-house and public programs. She also conducts Management Development Programs for employees of various local and multinational organisations.

She is a Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional, awarded by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSCI) and George Washington University College of Professional Studies, USA (2010). She is among the rare Certified New Code Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Certified NLP Coach in the region, having been trained and certified by the Co-Creator of NLP and New Code NLP, John Grinder, UK (July 2011).

As an academic, Dr Jayashree has won several teaching awards. She has been nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award, UOWD (2011-12), ITC Award for Excellence in Teaching and Related Duties (2010-11), Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE (2009-10), nominated for Excellence in Teaching award UOWD (2008-2009), and Highly Commended in recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Related Duties by the ITC group of Companies, a University of Wollongong Enterprise (November 2008).

Dr Jayashree is currently involved in research on managing and measuring Strategic Change with a specific focus on Performance Management and Strategic Alignment issues. She has presented papers at reputed national and international conferences and her work has been published in ERA-ranked journals, conference papers, book chapters and in an edited casebook comprising a collection of business cases from the UAE. She has also won many research grants, including Educational Strategies Development Fund Grant, University of Wollongong, Australia (2011-12).

Dr Jayashree has been nominated for the Excellence in Research award (2011-12), UOWD, Certificate of Merit in recognition of outstanding research contribution, First International Business Conference in Michigan, USA (2008), and Best Paper award in the Management Education track in the ERA ranked Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM), 2011. Besides being active in research work, she is also a regular reviewer for ranked journals and reputed conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference, Academy of International Business MENA Conference and ANZAM.

She is a professional member of Academy of Management (AOM), Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), Information Network, and Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP), Dubai.

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