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Professor Caroline Gatrell FBAM, FAcSS

Professor of Organization Studies Work, Organisation and Management


    Supervising PhD students

    Successful Doctoral completions
    (2021) Martyn Bradley (ESRC), Fathers, technology and work-life balance, (jointly with Gary Brown and Laura Radcliffe, Liverpool):

    (2021) Anneke Schaefer (GTF), Institutional constraints, fatherhood and work-family balance (jointly with Laura Radcliffe, Liverpool):

    (2021) Clare Stovell, (ESRC) Fathers, work and preference theory, (jointly with David Collinson, Lancaster and Laura Radcliffe, Liverpool):

    (2020) Leighann Spencer, (ESRC) Tough men and sensitive women? Gender dynamic and mistreatment at work, (jointly with Laura Radcliffe (Liverpool):

    (2019) Lucy Ryan, Middle age, embodiment and leadership, p/t (jointly with Garance Marechal, Liverpool):

    (2017) Joe Rice, (GTF) ‘I am a father’: An analysis of the hegemony of men and its effect on men’s decision making processes,

    (2016) Farooq Mughal, (GTF) Can the Reflective Practice of Action Learning Enhance Criticality in MBAs? A Bourdieusian Analysis of Organizing Learning Sets in Pakistani Business Schools, supervised jointly with Valerie Stead (Lancaster):

    (2015) Shehla Arifeen, (GTF) Ethical Selves and Glass Chains, understanding career experiences through the voices of British Pakistani Women, supervised jointly with John Burgoyne (Lancaster) (winner of EURAM Best Doctoral Thesis prize, 2016).

    (2015) Angela Carradus, (ESRC) For Richer, for Poorer: An exploration of couples in micro business, supervised jointly with Eleanor Hamilton (Lancaster):

    (2015) Hayley Matthews, No Faith in Equality: Equality and Diversity in the Church of England, supervised jointly with David Brown (Lancaster):

    (2014) Amie Ramanath, (GTF) Board Games: An ethnographic investigation of Directors’ practices in an NHS Trust, supervised jointly with Anthony Hesketh (Lancaster)

    (2011) Marc Stigter, (Dis)engagement and Employee Commitment to Organizations, supervised jointly with Sharon Turnbull (Lancaster)

    (2010) Caroline Biron, (ESRC) Researching Process and contextual issues in Organizations: Influencing Workplace Stress Intervention Programmes, jointly with Cary Cooper (Lancaster)

    (2010) Andy Coleman, ‘I need to be myself’ authenticity and performance in the everyday and mundane practice of trustworthy leadership in schools, supervised jointly with Keith Grint (Lancaster). (Runner up British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) prize for Best Doctoral Thesis).

    (2009) Nigel Peyton, Managing Lives, The embodiment of the Priesthood in Church of England Clergy, sole supervisor

    (2009) Valerie Bevan, Knowing her Place: positioning Women in Science, sole supervisor

    (2006) David Atkinson, Heidegger’s Shoes: On Management, Art, and the Art of Management (Winner of EDAMBA best doctoral thesis prize).

    PhD Supervision

    My current PhD students are:


    Leighann Spencer (with Laura Radcliffe) Workplace MIstreatment

    Amanda Ordish (with Laura Radcliffe) Motherhood, small business ownership and on-line identities

    Anneke Schaefer (with Laura Radcliffe) Blended families

    Martyn Bradley (with Gary Brown and Laura Radcliffe), fathers, technology and work-family interface


    Clare Stovell (With Laura Radcliffe and David Collinson, Lancaster) Men's Work Family Preferences

    Organizational Theory

    Research Perspectives