Miss Yingying He

Management School

Doctoral Researcher

Teaching assistant (SUMS, MGT139 Future First Professional Self Development)


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Miss Yingying He
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Yingying is a PhD candidate in University of Sheffield Management School, and she joined the SUMS in 2018. Her PhD research focuses on national culture and workplace conflict management, under the supervision of Professor Paul Latreille and Dr Huiping Xian. She uses social identity theory to explore people’s workplace conflict management approaches in a cross-cultural context.

Throughout her education life, Yingying has been demonstrating hardworking, intelligence and creativity to be a professional academic. She won the honourable title of Excellent Graduate from the Capital University of Economics and Business, because of her outstanding academic record and high performance in campus activity/practices. Cooperated with other team members, Yingying’s team achieved the Winner Prize in Case Study during Alliance Manchester Business School 3rd Annual MSc HRM/IHRM/CIRs Conference. In her PhD life in the SUMS, she is still working hard to achieve her goal.


MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (University of Manchester, 2016-2017)

BA in Labour Relations (Capital University of Economics and Business, 2012-2016)

Research interests

Her PhD research topic is:
A social identity perspective on cross-cultural contexts and workplace conflict management

Research aim:
To explore conflict in Chinese MNCs operating in the UK/or UK MNCs in China, and to see whether and how culture and cross-cultural context influences the emergence and management of conflicts.

Research objectives:
1. To examine how the social identification of Chinese and British managers/employees can be influenced by culture in a cross-cultural context.
2. To understand the relations between social identity and individuals’ conflict management approaches at work.
3. To explore the extent to which cross-cultural interactions influence conflict management approaches.

Professional activities and memberships

Yingying is dedicated in improving her academic/research skills during her PhD study. She was awarded with The Academic Skills Certificate 2017-2018 from the University of Sheffield, and won the Best Paper Award (CDW Division) in the SUMS 3rd Doctoral Conference (2019).