Dr Uzma Javed is an assistant professor and Chair of HRM Program at Effat College of Business, Effat University, Jeddah since 2014. She earned her PhD in HRM at Cardiff Business School in 2010. Her PhD research primarily investigated the impact of work environment characteristics, as perceived by employees, on their attitudes, wellbeing and behaviour. This research was grounded in the theories and methods from sociology and psychology with an application to the field of HRM. She has also won first prize in European Doctoral Thesis Competition 2012.