Sinem Bulkan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Army Higher Education Pathway at the Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Sinem holds a PhD (Eng) in Organisational Behaviour from Marmara University, Istanbul, and an MA in Finance and Accounting from Kingston University, London. Her PhD research explored the effects of psychopathic manager behaviour on employee deviant behaviours through the mediating effect of revenge motive and moderating roles of attitude importance and core self-evaluations. She has been awarded her PhD as a high honour student (3.61/4). Sinem has presented her research at academic conferences such as the British Academy of Management (BAM) 2018, the European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2018, 2019, and Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 2019.
Before her academic career, Sinem gained 12 years of work experience as a regional sales manager and finance manager in the automotive and education sectors in Istanbul. Having had experience with managers with various styles of management, she has especially become interested in the dark side of leadership and its destructive effects on employees and organisations. Therefore, Sinem's research interests lie in the area of the impact of dark leadership (psychopathic manager behaviour, narcissistic leadership, abusive supervision, etc) on employee behaviours and attitudes. She is also interested in investigating the impacts of destructive leadership at group-level as well as exploring the roles of person-supervisor fit and group level perceptions within the relationships.
Sinem was awarded with the Best Paper Award at Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Track, Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 2019 Conference, Dublin, Ireland. She was also selected for attending Researchers Links Workshop (Funded) on 'Advancing work, health and well-being in rural and urban Malaysia', jointly organised by Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform and School of Business, Monash University, together with Warwick Business School, Malaysia, 2018