Dr Han-Huei (Crystal) Tsay

Dr Han-Huei (Crystal) Tsay PhD, MSc, BA, PGHE

Dr Han-Huei (Crystal) Tsay

Dr Han-Huei (Crystal) Tsay

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour; Programme Leader, BA Human Resource Management

Department of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Faculty of Business

 Dr Tsay received her PhD in Management from the George Washington University (GWU), USA. Before joining University of Greenwich in October, 2013 she taught Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at GWU and Richmond the American International University in London. She has been enjoying teaching and interacting with students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Dr Tsay has two research agendas: one is playful learning design and the other is cross-cultural management education. Apart from teaching and research, Dr Tsay has been actively participating in other academic-related activities. She is a member of Academic Council at the University. She translated a research method book titled 'Analysing Quantitative Data' from English to Chinese. Also, she was part of a research team that organised a Washington DC area health innovation leadership summit in 2012. She's also an ad-hoc reviewer for several academic conferences and journals.

Teaching and administrative activities:
  • Undergraduate and Master's level courses in Human Resource Management, Personal and Professional Development, and Cross Cultural Management
  • Dissertation supervisions at Undergraduate and Master's levels
  • 2018: Nominated for Extra Mile Award and Outstanding Personal Tutor Award for University of Greenwich Student Led Teaching Awards.
  • 2017-18: £4,920 Small Research Grant (with Dr Jing Luo and Dr Yong Lin) from the Greenwich Business School to investigate individual differences in coping and adaptation among international direct entry students
  • 2016-17: £2,000 Small Grant from University of Greenwich for Portfolio Development Project
  • 2016: £800 Early Career Researcher Travel Bursary from University of Greenwich
  • 2015 Innovative Teacher of the Year, Business School, University of Greenwich
  • 2013 Travel grant from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, for research collaboration
  • 2008 Full merit-based fellowship, George Washington University
  • Reviewer: Decision Support Systems, Journal of Management Development, Human Resource Management
  • Member of Academy of Management: International Management and Human Resources Divisions
  • Member of Society for Research into Higher Education
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Dr Tsay's research interests include:


  • Motivational learning system using educational gamification
  • Cross-cultural management education
  • Learning and knowledge management in teams
  • Situational and personal predictors of cross-cultural adjustment

Dr Tsay was involved in a research project titled "Interdisciplinary Research on Authentic Pedagogies: Gamification and Authentic Aesthetically-motivated Teaching" led by Dr Alexander Kofinas at University of Bedfordshire– This is a HEFCE-funded project that brought together scholars from three disciplines (business, nursing and psychology) and involved resources from three faculties of the University of Bedfordshire. Its aim is to develop a toolkit that is based on authentic learning and aesthetically-motivated pedagogies that would lead to the growth of professional qualities in graduates. For more information, see: https://www.beds.ac.uk/research-ref/bmri/projects/current/hefce-gamification

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