Management and Business Studies Alumni

  • Dr Donna Poade

    Management and Business Studies Alumni


    Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: 2013

    Graduation date: May 2017

    Research topic: The management of dark tourism visitor sites and attractions with special reference to innovation

    Current position: Lecturer in Management, University of Exeter

    Email: d.poade2@exeter.ac.uk


  • Sian Robinson

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: Visible Body Modifications within the Workplace

    Email: slr221@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Louisa Hood

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: February 2019

    Research topic: Family engagement in Art Museums

    Collaborative Doctoral Award, The University of Exeter and Tate.

    Using Tate as an intrinsic and instrumental case, my research looks at the relationships between art museum spaces, their collections and their audiences.

    Research supervisors: Professor Tim Coles, Dr Adrian Bailey, Dr Emily Pringle (Tate)

    Email: lh454@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Sarah Bailey

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC +3)
    Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: September 2019

    Research topic: Cross-sector partnerships: The value of collaboration for social enterprises

    Research supervisors: Dr Anne O'Brien, Dr Adrian Bailey

    Email: S.E.Bailey@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Panagioula Chaidali

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC +3)
    School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: June 2018

    Research topic: Exploring the evolution of the annual report from a designer's perspective

    Research supervisors: Professor Michael Jones, Dr Matt Bamber

    Email: p.chaidali@bristol.ac.uk


  • Margaret Roberts

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    School of Management, University of Bath

    Start date: September 2011

    Research topic: Identifying crucial points in healthcare team collective learning

    Research supervisors: Professor Russ Vince, Dr Katharina Chudizikowskiv

    Email: m.roberts@bath.ac.uk


  • Kayleigh Neal

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    School of Management, University of Bath

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: Overeducated and Underemployed: A Psychoanalytic Study

    My research offers a psychoanalytic conception of underemployment in relation to the graduate labour market in the UK. It specifically adopts a critical Lacanian perspective to consider the affective nature of underemployment discourse within this context. For example, an important question that my research asks is: why might individuals desire to define themselves as over-educated / underemployed? I am particularly interested in the unconscious, paradoxical desires which might be at play here, and the role of fantasies in facilitating such desires.

    Research supervisors: Professor Russ Vince, Professor Mairi Maclean

    Email: k.neal@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighneal


  • Dr Kirsty Janes

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    The Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Career Progression

    I am influenced by the work of Judith Butler on both heteronormativity and performativity, and am using her work to explore how homosexual and transgender difference is produced as part of the process of career progression.

     

    Research supervisors: Dr Emma Jeanes , Dr Carol Woodhams

    Email: kj265@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Melinda Szocs

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: December 2019

    Research topic: Social innovation within the context of social enterprises (hybrid organisations)

    The aim of the research project is to study social innovation within a social enterprise context. Following the findings of my masters’ dissertation, as part of my MRes degree in Management at the University of Exeter, the study will investigate how social enterprises innovate in light of limited resources. One of the central questions for the study is to explore how innovation contributes to social impact within a social enterprise context.

    Research interests:

    • Governance of hybrid organisations and management
    • Social enterprise and innovation
    • Value creation through co-production
    • Public service innovation
    • Bottom of the pyramid innovations and social outcome
    • Value measurement in hybrid organisation

    Research supervisors: Dr Adrian Bailey, Professor Tim Coles

    Professional memberships/Positions held: • Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy since August 2017. • Visiting PhD researcher University of Roskilde, Department of People and Technology, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Denmark (2017). • Member of the EMES network researching social innovation and social economy, International Research Society in Public Management (IRSPM) and of the British Academy of Management. • Former SWDTC student rep • Great Ideas Start with Discussion Committee member, University of Exeter Key publication: Dudau, A., Kominis, G. and Szocs, M., 2018. Innovation failure in the eye of the beholder: towards a theory of innovation shaped by competing agendas within higher education. Public Management Review, 20(2), pp.254-272. Past professional experience includes doing research and teaching at University of Exeter, as well as University of Glasgow. During February- May 2018 worked with the Welsh Government, as part of Knowledge and Analytics services on a project studying employability amongst older adults in Wales.

    Email: melinda.szocs@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/melindaszocs

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelindaSzocs

    Website/Blog: https://eprofile.exeter.ac.uk/melindaszocs/


  • Dr Hugh Waters

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2015

    Graduation date: July 2020

    Research topic: Organisational identity challenges during major change

    The research focuses on the challenges organisations face within the realms of the Third Sector, particularly in response to socio-political driven change for the continued deliverance of public services. Identity evokes questions concerning ‘who we are in relation to others?’ and ‘what makes us different?’. Organisations encompass a collective sense of this, but how does identity initially form and become accomplished by actors over time? The turbulence of both changing environments and institutions introduces a multitude of tensions and interactions between actors seeking to negotiate the challenges of organisational identity.  Particular challenges for organisations include confusion of identity across multiple sectors, the internal and external tensions this elicits, and the positive and/or negative consequences.

    Research supervisors: Dr Will Harvey , Dr Beverley Hawkins

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Chair of Great Ideas Start with Discussion (GISWD), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Associate Member, British Academy of Management, Voluntary Sector Studies Network

    Email: h.waters@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hughwaters1


  • Dr Alison Harper

    Management and Business Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    Business School, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2015

    Graduation date: January 2021

    Research topic: Hybrid methodology in healthcare operations research

    The aim of my masters’ dissertation is to project future demand from all sources for diagnostic endoscopy services in one Clinical Commissioning Group in the south of England.  This will use shifting population demographics and the effect of an older population on demand for this service.  Theories of population aging are used to explain why rising life expectancy overstates the effect of population ageing.

    Research supervisors: Dr Nav Mustafee, Professor Martin Pitt

    Professional memberships/Positions held: HSPC registered, CIEHF member, OR Society UK member

    Email: ah596@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-harper-3ab89050?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile