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Dr Laura Radcliffe PhD, MRes, MSc

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Work, Organisation and Management


Personal Statement

Ph.D. Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School
MRes Management, Manchester Business School
MSc Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School
BSc Psychology, The University of Manchester

I joined the University of Liverpool Management School as Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in 2014 and have since taken on the role of Director of the Masters of Research (MRes) programme and Director of the PhD in Management Programme
In connection with this role I am also the Business and Management Pathway Lead for the NWSSDTP (North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership), a consortium of the Universities of Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the social sciences in the North West.

My background is in Organisational Psychology, having originally obtained a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Organisational Psychology, from Manchester Business School. During this time I developed a love of research and therefore subsequently completed an MRes in Management and a PhD in Organisational Psychology. Prior to Joining The University of Liverpool I held lecturing positions within the Global MBA programme at Manchester Business School and in Organisational Behaviour at Bolton Business School.

I have a particular passion for conducting qualitative, in-depth research that can be used to gain a rich understanding of people’s lived, daily experiences. My primary research interests focus on how people manage their various roles and identities with a particular focus on the relationship between work and other life domains including a consideration of the impact of organisational policies and structures. I also explore gender and diversity issues within the context of work-life experiences specifically, and organisations more generally.

My research has been cited in various media outlets, some examples of which are included below:

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the general areas of work-life experiences, including:
• Managing work and non-work roles and identities
• Organisational policies and structures in relation to managing non-work roles and identities
• Gender diversity, stereotypes and ideal worker norms in organisations