Dr. Anna Viragos


2024 July-present:Director of PGR studies, Management and Organizations Department

2024 February-July: Deputy Director of PGR studies for the Management Department

2023 September-present: Associate Professor in Management

2022 September-2024 July: Subject Group Leader for the Enhancing Management Learning (EML) Subject Group

2019-2022 Co-Subject Group Leader  for the Enhancing Management Learning (EML) Subject Group

2019 October-2023 September: Lecturer in Management

2018 March-present: Joint Subject Group Leader for the Enhancing Management Learning (EML) Subject Group

2017 September-2019 September:Teaching Fellow at Leeds University Business School. 


  • Unsworth, K., Viragos, A., & Song, L. (2023) In Handbook of Organizational Creativity: Leadership, Interventions, and Macro level issues. Chapter 20:Job design and creativity: Lessons learnt and new schools of thought.
  • Hill, L., & Viragos, A. (2020). Book Review: Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education By Robert Coelen and Cate Gribble (Editors). New York, NY: Routledge, 2019. 262 pages, paperback. Academy of Management Learning & Education
  • Costantini, A., Ceschi, A, Viragos, A., De Paola, F., Sartori, R. (2019). The role of a new strength-based intervention on organisation-based self-esteem and work engagement: A three-wave intervention study, Journal of Workplace Learning, 31 (3), pp.194-206, https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-07-2018-0091

Conference presentations:

  • Marsden, H., Viragos, A. (2022). The impact of Covid 19 on the wellbeing of teachers. BAM Annual Conference
  • Mottershaw, S, Viragos, A. (2022). Online or face-to-face? That is the question. UKAT Annual Conference.
  • Smith, N., Viragos, A. (2021). A mismatch between programme of study and interests. What can we do? UKAT Annual Conference.
  • Gritt, E., Forsgren, E., Viragos, A., Irnazarow, A., Unsworth, K., Song, L., Pugh, D. (2021). Policing Beyond the Pandemic: The Transformation of Police Work Practices in Response to the Crisis. ‘Ideas in Practice’ Realising Digital Change in Policing: Policing, Information and Data. Leeds
  • Zaman, T., Viragos, A., Zygiaris, S. (2020). One frame at a time: The dynamics of a change project, end-users and digitally transformed United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS). Academy of Management Conference.
  • Mottershaw, S., Viragos, A., Smith, N., & Braham, J. (2019). Personal tutorial models: Attendance and Engagement. British Academy of Management Management, Knowledge, Education Conference, York
  • Viragos, A., Leach, D.J., & Davis, M.C. (2018). The role of Task Prosocial Job Crafting in predicting supervisor ratings of performance. British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol.
  • Viragos, A., Leach, D. J., & Davis, M.C. (2017). Investigating Job Crafting from a prosocial perspective: The development and validation of the Prosocial Job Crafting Measure. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dublin. 
  • Viragos, A., Leach, D. J. & Davis, M.C. (2016). Investigating Job Crafting from a prosocial perspective. IWP International Conference, Sheffield.
  • Unsworth, K., Pieniazek, R., & Viragos, A. (2016) Objective Measures: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternatives”. British Academy of Management Conference, Newcastle.
  • Viragos, A., Leach, D. J. & Davis, M.C. (2015). Prosocial Job Crafting. British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology, Glasgow.

Awards and scholarships:

  • 2019: Award for Outstanding Academic Performance for my PhD thesis from the University of Leeds
  • 2018: Award for Best Full Paper in Organizational Psychology, British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol. https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-wbrc/news/article/112/postgraduate-researcher-anna-viragos-wins-best-paper-award
  • 2014: University Research Scholarship from the University of Leeds
  • 2014: Award for Outstanding MSc Dissertation, Leeds University Business School
  • 2013: Maurice Keyworth MSc Scholarship from Leeds University Business School
  • 2009: ISEP Scholarship from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. 
  • 2007: ERASMUS Scholarship to the Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany.



  • Director of PGR studies, Management and Organizations Department
  • Faculty Values Champion for MOD, Head of Year 2 UG Management
  • Chair of Management Research Seminar Series (MRSS)


  • PhD in Organizational Psychology, LUBS
  • MSc in Organizational Psychology (Distinction), LUBS
  • MA in Psychology, University of Debrecen
  • BA in Psychology, University of Debrecen

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society and an Elected Committee member of Division of Occupational Psychology
  • Fellow of the HEA (FHEA)
  • Chartered Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • RQTU (BPS)

Student education


I currently lead the module Management Research and Analysis (LUBS2910) for BA Business Management, and the module Occupational Psychology (LUBS5315M) for MA Human Resource Management. I also teach on the module Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice (LUBS5385M) for MSc Organizational/Business Psychology, and on the module Dissertation/Project in Management (LUBS3345)

I am an academic personal tutor, supervise both UG and PG Dissertations, and act as a PhD supervisor.

PhD students supervised to completion: Dr Sanjay Popat https://business.leeds.ac.uk/faculty/pgr/1050/sanjay-popat. Sanjay’s PhD research was featured on TedX, German national TV, and the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/mar/14/harrowing-work-pressure-giving-nhs-junior-doctors-panic-attacks-study-finds, and he also won the Outstanding Academic Performance Prize for PhD in the Faculty of Business in 2023 from LUBS, and the prestigious Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation award

Current PGRs: 



Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre