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Angela Stephanie Mazzetti

Senior Lecturer Leadership and Management / MBA and Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Programme Leader

Department: Newcastle Business School

I joined the University in July 2018 and I lead the part-time and degree apprenticeship MBA programmes. I teach across a range of people management and research methods modules. I have been in the higher education sector since 2005 and I have worked at the universities of Teesside, York St John, and Newcastle. Prior to that I worked in the further education sector for 10 years and before that, I worked as a senior manager in the utilities sector.

I am a senior fellow of the HEA and I have led a number of funded research projects and initiatives related to the widening participation agenda. Throughout my career I have worked with a wide range of students and I am passionate about helping students achieve their full potential both during their time at university and in their future careers.

Angela Stephanie  Mazzetti

Campus Address

CCE 1 Room 009a

0191 227 4278



BA Hons

My research area is ‘culture and coping’ which explores themes such as adaptation and resilience; coping resources and reserves; recourse to intervention strategies; how stress is conceptualised and discussed; and readiness and resistance to change. I also have a keen interest in research methods, in particular, researcher emotion. I have published a range of conference papers, methodology case studies, academic articles and book chapters from my research.  

I have conducted a range of consultancy projects in areas ranging from performance management systems to stress management interventions. For many years I have been involved in the design and delivery of bespoke programmes to support professionals who are new to leadership roles.

My current study builds on my interest in ‘culture and coping’. I am interested in how our environment influences what we consider to be stressful and the coping strategies and behaviours we adopt to deal with stressful conditions. In my current study, I am researching how long-term exposure to stressful environments influences our perceptions of stressful encounters and informs our coping strategies.  For example, does long-term exposure build up our resilience or does it deplete our coping energies and reserves? And what coping resources do we draw on throughout this process? 


Mazzetti, A.S. (2018) ‘The Emotional Nature of Qualitative Research’, in M. Ciesielska and D. Jemielniak (eds), Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies: Volume 1: Theories and New Approaches. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Mazzetti, A. S. (2018) ‘Growing Up with the Troubles: Reading and Negotiating Space’, in M. Svasek and M. Komarova (eds), The Politics and Poetics of Place-making in Northern Ireland: Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space.  Oxford: Berg Publishing. 

Mazzetti, A.S. (2016) ‘An exploration of the emotional impact of organisational ethnography’, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 5 (3), 304-316.

Mazzetti, A. (2014) Using a visual timeline method in stress research. SAGE Research Methods, DOI: 10.4135/978144627305013512950.

Mazzetti, A. (2013) ‘Occupational stress research: Considering the emotional impact for the qualitative researcher’ in P. L. Perrewé, C. C. Rosen and J. R. B. Halbesleben (eds), The Role of Emotion and Emotion Regulation in Job Stress and Well Being. Bingley: Emerald Books.

Mazzetti, A. and Blenkinsopp, J. (2012) ‘Evaluating a visual timeline methodology for appraisal and coping research’, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85 (4), 649-665.


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