Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva

Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva PhD, FHEA, MA, BA

Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Key details

Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva

Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Rumyantseva holds a PhD from the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, Department of Leadership, Policy and Organisations. Having completed the programme in 2008, Dr Rumyantseva moved to the UK and soon after she accepted her first academic position at the University of Southampton, Education School. Whilst in this role, she taught on professional development courses for UK and European university administrators and engaged in research on higher education reform in Post-Soviet countries.

In 2013 Nataliya joined the University of Greenwich, Business School, whilst cultivating links with the Faculty of Education and Health. Dr Rumyantseva's cross Faculty collaboration lead to participation in a 4-year multi-partner EU funded international capacity building project (2013-2017) for public sector managers in Ukraine.

Dr Rumyantseva leads the MA HRM module in Foundations of Scholarships and an the BABM undergraduate module on leadership in the Business School. She has several PhD students who are researching issues of leadership and equality in education. Dr Rumyantseva also has experience of program leadership having lead on MA Leadership and Management at the University of Southampton. Her expertise in teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy of through a Fellow status.

Dr Rumyantseva's research on educational management has been published in high quality journals such as Studies in Higher Education, Tertiary Education and Management, Policy Reviews in Higher Education. She has been invited to contribute book chapters on higher education reform in Ukraine to the World Bank sponsored project '25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity' and into the Series on International Studies in Higher Education.

Dr Rumyantseva contributes to the development of the field by reviewing for Tertiary Higher Education and Management, International Journal for Educational Development, Higher Education as well as reviewing book chapters for various publishers.

Responsibilities within the university

Teaching and administrative activities

  • Undergraduate and Master's level courses in business ethics, academic writing and leadership
  • Module leader for Foundations of Scholarship (level 7) and Leadership (level 6)
  • PhD and EdD supervision
  • UCU Health and Safety rep


  • SRHE 2019 £10,000 member awards for research 'Managerialism and academic professional autonomy – power and resistance in UK universities: The case of lecture capture technology'.
  • The Case Center Case Writing Scholarship 2019 £1,000 to write a case on 'Lecture capture: who should decide?' A negotiation exercise with a teaching note.
  • British Council Ukraine Small Grant 2017 for hosting an academic visit of institutional leaders from Chernihiv State University, Ukraine.


  • Member of the SRHE
  • Chair at the SHRE conference
  • Fellow of HEA
  • Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2020 consultancy report 'The State and development of Extra Curriculum Education in post-independence Ukraine'
  • Nominated for Student Led Teaching Award in 2018-2019

Research / Scholarly interests

Nataliya is interested in exploring complex relational dynamics (trust, conflict, and associated coping mechanisms) that take place in organisations and their links to the wider socio-cultural and historical contexts.

Unravelling of such dynamics through dialogical perspective holds potential for more productive relationships and greater awareness of the role played by systemic as well as individual factors in organisational problems as well as changing of oppressive, unjust or destructive dynamics.

One strand of interest includes improving understanding of how educational reforms in Ukraine progress (or not) in their interaction with the historical developments and socio-cultural factors, such as trust and trauma.

Another strand of interest is understanding the role of trust, conflict, communication and negotiation processes in organisational productivity and community leadership initiatives.

Nataliya's recent interest includes writing of teaching cases, that enable students to explore relational organisational dynamics and become active participants in them through interactive participation.

Recent publications


Jameson, Jill , Barnard, Jane, Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Essex, Ryan , Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (2022), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of trust amongst Staff in Higher Education settings. Taylor & Francis - Routledge. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis - Routledge, Studies in Higher Education . pp. 1-21 ISSN: 0307-5079 (Print), 1470-174X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2022.2145278).

Jameson, Jill , Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Cai, Minjie, Markowski, Marianne , Essex, Ryan , McNay, Ian (2022), A systematic review, textual narrative synthesis and framework for digital leadership research maturity in Higher Education. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers and Education Open, 3: 100115 . pp. 1-27 ISSN: 2666-5573 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.caeo.2022.100115).

Vseteckova, Jitka , Markowski, Marianne, Miller, Denise A, Stoner, Charlotte R. , Smith, Lorraine , Rumyantseva, Nataliya , Miles, John , Leu, Agnes , Berger, Fabian , Jones, Kerry (2022), The uses of peer learning with older adults in formal, non-formal and informal learning activities. National Institute for Health Research - University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. In: , , , . National Institute for Health Research - University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews, 2022 (CRD420) . pp. 1-6 (doi: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42022307145).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsányiová, Erika, Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Jameson, Jill (2021), Trust amongst refugees in resettlement settings: A systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of the literature. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 23 (2) . pp. 543-568 ISSN: 1488-3473 (Print), 1874-6365 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00850-0).

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena , Prytula, Yaroslav, Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. (2018), Beg, borrow, or steal: determinants of student academic misconduct in Ukrainian higher education. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 3 (1) . pp. 4-27 ISSN: 2332-2969 (Print), 2332-2950 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/23322969.2018.1518726).

Rumyantseva, Nataliya and , Denisova-Schmidt, Elena (2015), Institutional corruption in Russian universities. Boston College, MA, USA. In: , , , . Boston College, MA, USA, International Higher Education, Fall (82) . pp. 18-19 2372-4501 (Online) (doi: http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe/article/view/8871/7942) NB Item availability restricted.

Book section

Rumyantseva, Nataliya , Logvynenko, Olena, Chilina, Elena (2019), Ukraine: The crisis of Ukrainian Higher Education reform: moving towards a trauma informed understanding. Routledge. In: , , In: Jill Jameson (ed.), International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges. Routledge, London (1st) . pp. 114-129 . ISBN: 9781138564343 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/International-Perspectives-on-Leadership-in-Higher-Education-Critical-Thinking/Jameson/p/book/9781138564343).

Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. and , Logvynenko, Olena I. (2017), Ukraine: Higher education reforms and dynamics of the institutional landscape. Palgrave Macmillan. In: , , In: Jeroen Huisman, Anna Smolentseva, Isak Froumin (eds.), 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland (1st) . pp. 407-433 . ISBN: 9783319529790 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52980-6_16).

Conference item

Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. and , Denisova-Schmidt, Elena (2015), An Essay on Virtue and Survival: Dead End Leadership and the Therapeutic Alternative. In: 12th Chemnitz East Forum: "Leadership and governance IN and OF public and private organizations in the CEE countries", 9-11 September 2015, Reichenhainer Str. 70, Room W 014, Chemnitz, Germany , . , (doi: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/wirtschaft/bwl5/forschung/konferenzen/ostforum/forums/downloads/2015/general/Program_CEF_12.pdf) NB Item availability restricted.


Rumyantseva, Nataliya , Ballardie, Ruth, Alahakone, Ratnesvary (2022), Managerialism and academic professional autonomy – power and resistance in the UK universities: the case of lecture capture policies before and during Covid-related shift to online learning. SRHE. In: , , , . SRHE, London (1st) (doi: https://srhe.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Rumyantseva-Ballardie-Alakahone-REPORT-Submitted-.pdf).

Teaching resource

Rumyantseva, Nataliya and , (2021), Lecture capture policy: manager / academic negotiation exercise. The Case Centre. In: , , , . The Case Centre, (doi: https://www.thecasecentre.org/products/view?id=176420).

Working paper

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , Rumyantseva, Nataliya (2015), Freedom to Speak Up - Qualitative Research Report. The National Archives. In: , , , . The National Archives, (doi: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150218150343/https://freedomtospeakup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Freedom_to_Speak_Up_-_Qualitative_Research_Report.pdf).