Nuno Camara


Nuno Camara is an organisational psychologist, specialising in employee engagement and corporate reputation.

He is currently Director of the International MBA at IBSS and teaches courses on managing people in organisations and strategic organisational design. Before coming to China, he was MBA Director and Associate Professor at the University of Southampton in the UK.

Nuno was previously in industry for 12 years, initially as a corporate communications professional in the financial services sector, and later as a consultant advising companies on reputation management. He has worked for large organisations like Aviva, Clifford Chance and J P Morgan, as well as specialist agencies like Smithfield Financial and ReputationInc. He has also consulted with a variety of private, not-for-profit and public organisations on stakeholder research, employee engagement and change programmes.

Nuno is also a qualified executive coach and has a strong interest in leadership development. He did his PhD at Henley Business School and his Masters at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He grew up in the UK and Portugal, and speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. He is now living in Suzhou and trying to learn Mandarin.
  • Qualifications

    • PhD Management, University of Reading (Henley Business School)
    • MSc European Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • BSc Psychology, London Metropolitan University
    • BA History, University of Southampton
  • Experience

    • MBA Director, University of Southampton, 2015-2020
    • Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton, 2018-2020
    • Lecturer, University of Southampton, 2014-2017
    • Director, ReputationInc, 2011-2014
    • Research Fellow & Client Director, John Madejski Centre for Reputation, Henley Business School, University of Reading, 2006-2011
    • MBA Director, Director of Southampton, 2015-2020
  • Research interests

    • Employee motivation and engagement
    • Corporate reputation and trust
    • Organisational emotional intelligence and culture change
  • Articles

    • Alshaikhmubarak, A., Da Camara, N. and Baruch, Y. (2020), "The impact of high-performance human resource practices on the research performance and career success of academics in Saudi Arabia", Career Development International, Vol. 25 No. 6, pp. 671-690.
    • Money, K., Hillenbrand, C., Henseler, J., & Da Camara, N. (2013). Exploring Unanticipated Consequences of Strategy amongst Stakeholder Segments: The Case of a European Revenue Service. Long Range Planning, 45 (5-6). pp. 395-423.
    • Money, K., Hillenbrand, C. & Da Camara, N. (2009). Putting Positive Psychology to Work. Journal of General Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, UK: Braybrooke.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Da Camara, N. (2013). The Antecedents and Consequences of Organisational Reputation with Employees: Viewing the Organisation through an Emotional Lens. PhD thesis, Henley Business School, University of Reading.
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • Da Camara, N., Dulewicz, V. & Higgs, M. (2015). Exploring the Relationship between Perceptions of Organisational Emotional Intelligence and Turnover Intentions amongst Employees: The Mediating Role of Organisational Commitment and Job Satisfaction. In Charmine E J Härtel, Neal M Ashkanasy and W J Zerbe (Ed.), Research on Emotion in Organizations: New Ways of Studying Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 11, Bingley UK: Emerald Publishing.
    • Da Camara, N. (2011). Identity, Image and Reputation. In (Eds.) Helm, S., Liehr-Gobbers, K. and Storck, C., Reputation Management for Professionals (pp.75-90), Berlin: Springer.
    • Da Camara, N. & Dulewicz, V. (2010). Exploring Reputation with an Emotional Lens: the Relationship between Perceptions of Organisational Emotional Intelligence, Feelings and Behavioural Intentions amongst Employees. Henley Working Paper, Henley Business School, UK.
  • Conference presentations

    • Da Camara, N., Money, K. & Hillenbrand, C. (2019). Do employees leave their organisation or their manager? Exploring the impact of organisational reputation and trust in manager on employee turnover intention. Paper presented at EURAM Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June.
    • Da Camara, N. (2018). Participatory (or Forum) Theatre in Human Resources Class for Aspiring Managers, British Academy of Management MKE Conference (’Transforming our Teaching Practice Together'), London, UK, 20 June.
    • Da Camara, N. (2017). What Type of Feelings Drive Engagement at Work? Investigating the Impact of Local and Organisational Level Emotional Cognitions on Employee Engagement. Paper presented at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 13-17.
    • Da Camara, N., Dulewicz, V. & Higgs, M. (2015). Viewing the job-related and organisational antecedents of employee engagement through an emotional lens. Paper presented at International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Professional service activities

    • Director of International MBA
    • Member of School Learning and Teaching Committee
    • IBSS Rep on XJTLU Academic Quality Sub-Committee
    • Programme Director of MSc Management, 2020/21
  • Teaching activities

    • Human resource management
    • Organisational behaviour
    • Change management and leadership
    • Corporate reputation and responsibility
  • Courses taught

    • Emotional Intelligence and Communication for Managers, SMO903
    • Final Individual Project for IMBA, SMO409
    • Organisational Behaviour and People Management, SMO408
    • Introduction to Human Resource Management, SMO102
    • Strategic Organisational Design, SM403
    • Introduction to Organisations and Management, SMO103
  • Professional memberships

    • Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
    • Fellow, Higher Education Authority (HEA)
  • Awards and honours

    • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Reading (Henley Business School), 2014-2017
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 81883221
  • Email
  • Address

    BS380 (IBSS Building)
    South Campus of XJTLU
    8 Chongwen Road

    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park