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Dr Marcinko is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department and Director of the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science. He completed his PhD in Work & Organisational Psychology at Aston Business School, supervised by Professors Yves Guillaume and Richard Crisp. He received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in the US in the same field and is an active member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Andrew has been involved in research projects with the United Nations, NASA, and the US Navy Submarine School, and has successfully developed and delivered training on diversity and inclusion, teamwork, and leadership at several Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 organisations. His current research is focused on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, with a particular interest in organisational authenticity and hypocricy. He is also researching political psychology and consumer behaviour.

In Dr Marcinko's consultancy and training work with the Durham Behavioural Science Team, he takes an evidence-based approach drawing on his academic knowledge and experience to develop practical solutions for organisations looking to maximise the potential of their modern workforces.

Research interests

  • Behavioural Science
  • Work and Organisational Psychology
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Social Psychology
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organisational Authenticity

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Gender differences: How do organisational climate and diversity management practices impact women in the workplace? My research addresses best practices for organisations seeking to recruit and retain more women in their workforces.
  • Business, Economics & Employment: I helped develop team training protocols for NASA and the US Navy based on the latest teamwork, leadership, and communication research. I've developed similar workshops based on these experiences for a variety of organisations in the UK and US.
  • Business, Economics & Employment:
  • Business ethics:
  • Consumer behaviour and marketing:
  • Organisational behaviour:
  • Public policy, health and well-being:
  • Psychology:
  • Gender differences:


Conference Paper

  • Marcinko, Andrew (2020), Diversity As I Say, Not As I Do: Organizational Authenticity and Diversity Management Effectiveness, in Guclu Atinc eds, Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Best Paper Award).
  • Marcinko, AJ & Crisp, RJ (2019), Honestly Hypocritical? Testing an Organisational Intervention to Increase Perceptions of Authenticity in Diversity Managemen, BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference. York, England.
  • Marcinko, AJ, Guillaume, YRF & Crisp, RJ (2019), Keeping It Real: How Perceptions of Organizational Authenticity Impact Diversity Management Effectiveness, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. Turin, Italy.
  • Marcinko, AJ (2017), Employee Perceptions of Diversity Management: How Organizational Attitudes Impact Performance, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. Dublin, Ireland.

Journal Article