SIETAR UK Board
Dr Katharina Lefringhausen
Director of Community Development
Katharina is an Assistant Professor at the Heriot-Watt University in the Department of Psychology with experience in intercultural training and development. She worked previously at the University of Warwick as an Associate Professor. Her research interests focus on the acculturation of host community nationals towards multicultural societies, Universities and workplaces. She has an MSc and PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology and has worked in the USA, Belgium, Germany and the UK.
Zhaohui (Clytie) Tian
Director of Events
Clytie is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick in Applied Linguistics. Her research explores intercultural working experiences between Chinese and Kenyan employees in Kenya-based Chinese companies. She works part-time as an intercultural training facilitator, PG mentor and senior graduate teaching assistant and has intercultural collaboration experiences in China, UK, Jordan and Kenya with people from diverse backgrounds. She holds an MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions and a BA in English, and her interest is always around real-life intercultural matters.
Director of Research & Academic Affairs
May Tungtakanpoung is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at London South Bank University. She specializes in cross-cultural management and intercultural competence. Her current research looks into how cultural distinctiveness and cultural characteristics may serve as a strategic resource for organisations. This includes the interactions of people across cultures. May is a Course Director for MSc-International Business Management and a module leader for Organisational Behaviour in an International Context which covers national culture, organisational culture, global leadership, international business negotiation, cultural intelligence. inter-cultural competence. The module is for students to develop a global mindset in a global market. She is also a module leader for People Management and Leadership.
Director of Professional Development
Gabriela Weglowska is a learning & development professional with a focus on intercultural competence training, consulting and coaching. She designs learning with neuroscience in mind, develops solutions for global clients and coaches new interculturalists in their career development. She holds an MA in Intercultural Business Communication and a CIPD diploma in Learning & Development. She currently works at WorldWork Ltd as Learning Solutions Designer & Marketing Executive, and serves on the SIETAR UK Board as Communications Director.