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Dr Mustafa B. Ozturk

Mustafa B.

Lecturer in Management

Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 2704
Room Number: Room 4.20, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus


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Monday 12-2pm

Joint Programmes Director


Mustafa Bilgehan Ozturk is Lecturer in Management and the Joint Programmes Director in the School of Business and Management as well as a serving as a member of the steering group of the QM OUT, the staff LGBT network at Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Ozturk specialises in the area of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion, with particular reference to gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Originally from Turkey, he spent ten years in the US, first in pursuit of a BA at New York University, where he double-majored in Economics and Politics, and subsequently an MA and a PhD at University of Chicago, where he studied the political economy of human capital investment. Dr. Ozturk started his academic career in the UK at Middlesex University Business School before moving to the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.

Undergraduate Teaching


Research Interests:

Dr Ozturk’s research is mainly focused on equality, diversity and inclusion at work. In particular, he looks at workplace disadvantages experienced by individuals of minority status in respect of gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. Dr Ozturk’s geographic loci of interest pivot around a wide range of both developed and developing country settings, with recent research situated in the contexts of Turkey, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His research utilises a rich and varied theoretical oeuvre depending on the divergent research questions posed within his field of study.

Dr Ozturk is affiliated with the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.


Journal articles

  • Tatli, A., Ozturk, M. B. & Woo, H. S. (2016). Individualization and marketization of responsibility for gender equality: the case of women managers in China. Human Resource Management.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Tatli, A. (2015). Gender identity inclusion in the workplace: broadening diversity management research and practice through the case of transgender employees in the UK. International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Rumens, N. (2014). Gay male academics in UK business and management schools: negotiating and challenging heteronormativities in academic work life. British Journal of Management, 25 (3): 503-517.
  • Tatli, A., Nicolopolou, K., Karatas-Ozkan, M., Ozbilgin, M. & Ozturk, M. B. (2014). Questioning impact: Interconnection between extra-organisational resources and agency of equality and diversity officers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (9): 1243-1258.
  • Ozturk, M. B. (2011). Sexual orientation discrimination: Exploring the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Turkey. Human Relations, 64 (8): 1099-1118.

Book chapters and edited volumes

  • Tatli, A. & Ozturk, M. B. (forthcoming). Sexuality, gender identity and career courses. In Broadbridge, A.  & Fielden, S. (eds). The Impact of Diversity on Career Development. Edward Elgar.
  • Tatli, A. & Ozturk, M. B. (forthcoming). Equal opportunity and workforce diversity in Asia. In F. L. Cooke & S. Kim (eds.) Routledge Handbook of HRM in Asia. Routledge.
  • Ozturk, M. B. (forthcoming). When freedoms collide: Competing claims for religious rights and sexual orientation equality at the workplace and beyond. In Chanlat, J.F and Ozbilgin, M. (eds.) Management and Diversity: Main Issues and Challenges, London: Emerald.  
  • Ozturk, M. B., Tatli, A. & Ozbilgin, M. (2015). Global diversity management: breaking the local impasse. In Bendl, R., Bleijenbergh, I., Henttonen, E. & Mills, A. (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organisations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Rumens, N. (2015). Sexual minorities in the workplace. In Syed, J. & Ozbilgin, M. (eds.) Managing Diversity and Inclusion: An International Perspective, London: Sage.
  • Groutsis, D., Ng, E. & Ozturk, M. B. (2014). Cross-cultural management and managing cultural diversity – insights into talent retention and post-settlement adjustment. In Ozbilgin, M., Groutsis, D. & Harvey, W. (eds.) International Human Resource Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Forson, C., Ozbilgin, M., Ozturk, M.B. & Tatli, A. (2014). Multi-level approaches to entrepreneurship and small business research – transcending dichotomies with Bourdieu. In Chell, E. & Karakas-Ozkan, M. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press.
  • Ozturk, M. B. & Ozbilgin, M. (2014). From cradle to grave: The lifecycle of compulsory heterosexuality across the institutions of patriarchy in Turkey. In Colgan, F. and Rumens, N. (eds.) Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspective, London: Routledge.

PhD Supervision

Dr Ozturk welcomes prospective doctoral students with a research interest in: 

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion at work
  • Gender, gender identity, and sexuality in organisational life

Current Doctoral Students

First Supervisor: 

  • Irawati Parnekar

Second supervisor: 

  • Manesha Peiris, 'Social media and the entrepreneurial female identity'
  • Sabeen Ahmed
  • Zinabu Shaibu, 'An investigation of Talent Management (TM) in the Public Sector of Ghana’s Scholarship Awarding Institutions: Ministry of Education Scholarship Secretariat, Ministry of Energy and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund)'
  • Sarah Marks
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