Ratnesvary   Alahakone

Dr Ratnesvary Alahakone Grad ICSA, MBA (HRM), MScMBSR, , PGCTHLE, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

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Dr Ratnesvary Alahakone

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Ratnes is an experienced lecturer and trainer with vast experience in developing, coordinating and delivering lessons, training, workshops and seminars.  Ratnes is a Senior Lecturer in the HROB department in the School of Business at University of Greenwich. She was previously a Lecturer in Management at Aberystwyth University, Wales. Besides teaching on HR and business modules at both UG and PG programmes, Ratnes was also the Director of UG Studies for the Management, Marketing and Tourism programmes and subsequently the Business School link for all international collaborations.

Ratnes pursued her MSc and PhD at Kingston University, UK funded by a GTA studentship. During this time, Ratnes taught and supported on the HRM and OB modules on both UG and PG programmes.  In 2011 Ratnes was awarded the Director's Prize for her MSc in Management Business Research Methods.

Ratnes's previous academic experience include Multimedia University, and University Tenaga National (Uniten) in Malaysia and corporate experience as Asst. Training Manager at HSBC, data processing centre.

Ratnes has a keen interest in reading, traveling, sports, music and personal development.


  • Director's Award for the MSc MBSR Dissertation – Kingston University 2011
  • Certificate of Achievementfrom Multimedia University, Malaysia for achieving an Academic Evaluation of 4.50 and above in 2006/2007 in teaching evaluations
  • Recipient of a grade 5 (excellent) in 2004 i.e. top 15% of all academic staff at University Tenaga National, Malaysia


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)

British Academy of Management (BAM)

Society of Research in Higher Education (SRHE)

Research / Scholarly interests

Ratnes's research is focused within the OB and HRM fields and examines employees' and organisations' best practices; particularly on the drivers and consequences of CSR for both employees and the employing organisations. Ratnes plans to collaborate in cross-disciplinary research projects both locally and on an international platform.

Recent publications

Alfes, KShantz, A , and Alahakone, R (2016) "Testing additive versus interactive effects of person-organization fit and organizational trust on engagement and performance", Personnel Review, Vol. 45 Iss: 6, pp. 1323–1339. DOI: 10.1108/PR-02-2015-0029.


Alahakone, R and Alfes, K. (2015) 'The Relationship between Corporate Volunteering, Employee Attitudes and Wellbeing: The Mediating Role of Pride and Organisational Identification' presented at the 9th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network in Utrecht, Netherlands on 12 – 13 November 2015.

Alahakone, R. and Alfes, K. (2013) 'The Effect of CSR Perceptions on Employees' Intentions to Stay: A Moderated Mediation Model' presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP 2013) in Muenster, Germany in May 2013.

Alahakone, R. (2012) 'Corporate Volunteering: An Examination of the Antecedents and Outcomes for the Employee and the Employing Organisation' presented at the University of Kent ESRC Seminar Series for Doctoral students in April 2012.

Alahakone, R (2010) 'The Impact of High Involvement Human Resource Practices on Turnover Intentions, Mediated by Procedural Justice, Commitment, Knowledge Sharing and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour' presented at the International Conference on Innovation, Management and Service (ICIMS 2010) in Singapore on 26 - 28 February 2010.

Alahakone, R and Shingi, P.M. (2007) 'Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Motives and Strategic Potential' presented  at the 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference on 4 – 7 December 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

Alahakone, R and Richardson, S (2006) 'Globalization of HR Practices in Malaysia, resulting from MNCs' presented at the INTI International Conference on Globalization in 2006 in Malaysia.