Dr Constantine Manolchev
Lecturer in Sustainable Futures
+44 (0) 1326 253613
Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
Constantine Manolchev is a Lecturer in SITE, acting Programme Director for BSc Business (Penryn) and a Widening Participation Lead (Penryn).
He first came to the UK from Bulgaria in 1998 after being awarded an educational scholarship by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and then a merit scholarship by the Adams Youth Foundation. Constantine completed his BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics part-time with the Open University, alongside his duties as an HR and Business Adviser for Local Government. On completion, Constantine obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Research Methods (The Open University), a Postgraduate Certificate in HRM, a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Plymouth University).
Constantine gained his PhD in Business and Management from Plymouth University in 2016 with a doctoral thesis titled: “Precarity and Precariousness. A Study Into the Impact of Precarious Work, Defined as Low-skill and Low-pay Jobs, on the Experiences of Workers in the South West of Britain”. The study is a Phenomenological investigation into the meaning of precarious work, as constructed and sense-made by the workers themselves.
Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Constantine taught on Plymouth University’s Undergraduate People Management, and Postgraduate Leadership modules, where he also had supervisory responsibility for MBA students. Following this, he was the HE Programme Leader for HR and Business, as well as a Dissertation Supervisor for Human Behaviour at Truro and Penwith College.
- Programme Director (Acting) BSc Business (Penryn)
- Widening Participation Lead (Penryn)
- Module Convenor for BEP1100 ‘Understanding Work and Organisations’
- Module Convenor for BEP2060 ‘Research for Inquiry’
- Module Convenor for BEP3050 ‘Research for Inquiry’
- Lecturer on BEP2040 ‘Strategic Concepts for Business’
- Lecturer on BEP3090 ‘Field-Trip’
- PG Cert
- BA (Hons) PPE (Open)
- Migrant labour and precarious work
- Bullying, harassment and negative behaviours in organisations
- Experiential learning pedagogies
Constantine is currently part of a project group investigating precarious migrant work in the UK led by Professor Steffen Boehm (University of Exeter Business School).
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- Member of Devon and Cornwall CIPD Branch Committee
Constantine is a lecturer on BEP2040 ‘Strategic Concepts for Business’ and aims to demonstrate how the numeric vs functional workforce flexibility debate, achieving popular exposure through research on precarious work, is a source of numerous organisational and management challenges.
In BEP2060 ‘Research Inquiry for Practice’ Constantine introduces students to quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis, while in BEP1030 ‘Operations Management: A Sustainable Perspective’ he looks at the role and significance of the ‘human’ resource.