UCL School of Management

Angela Aristidou - Ritter

Lecturer (assistant professor)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm NE3

Biography

Dr. Angela Aristidou joined UCL in 2020. Angela received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and masters from Harvard University. She received a junior fellowship at Stanford University’s Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS, Summer 2017). She is Chair of the Research Advisory Board of the international Relational Coordination Research Collaborative (2020-2022). Angela’s work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal (top ranked, interdisciplinary). Other work has been published in high-profile handbooks and disseminated through panels, roundtables and talks in academia and industry.

Angela has been awarded a seven-year Future Leader Fellowship by UK Research Innovation (2020-2027) to lead a team of researchers in the study of cross-sector innovations: those innovations that emerge when public organizations come together with third sector organizations (charities, non-governmental and voluntary organizations) to deliver services. This is a cross-country comparative research program (USA, UK and Canada) with collaborations at Stanford and MIT.

Past research was funded by a Fulbright award, the NASA Biomedical Research Institute, the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR CLAHRC), an international grant by the Onassis Foundation, and a BT Fellowship.

Research

Dr Aristidou studies how multiple organizations across different sectors coordinate and innovate to address important societal challenges, with a focus on healthcare sustainability and continuity. She designs multi-sited studies which include virtual spaces such as online platforms and social media. Her work draws on organizational theory (primarily practice theory and institutional theory) to examine and explain puzzles that are uncovered in her empirical fieldwork.
Angela is currently leading a research team to examine cross-sector innovations: those innovations that emerge when public organizations come together with third sector organizations (charities, non-governmental and voluntary organizations) to deliver services. This is a cross-country comparative research program (USA, UK and Canada) with collaborations at Stanford and MIT.

Angela’s current research program on cross-sector innovations is funded by UK Research Innovation through the seven-year research grant awarded to her (UKRI Future Leader Fellowship, 2020-2027). Past research was funded by a Fulbright award, the NASA Biomedical Research Institute, the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR CLAHRC), an international grant by the Onassis Foundation, and a BT Fellowship.