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Dr Laura Radcliffe PhD, MRes, MSc

Reader 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 subsequently became Senior Lecturer in 2018, and Reader in 2022.
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 am a qualitative researcher, with a particular interest in conducting in-depth research that can be used to gain a rich understanding of people’s lived, daily experiences, including the use of multimodal qualitative diaries. 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, diversity, and inclusivity issues within the context of work-life experiences specifically, and organisations more generally. I am interested in supervising PhD students interested in taking a qualitative approach to explore the broad area 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

I have also been heavily involved in PhD training and development throughout my academic career. I am currently the Deputy Director of the NWSSDTP 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 across the North West. I have also been a senior member of the Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI Steering Group since 2016. This involves setting the strategic agenda of NARTI, making decisions surrounding PhD training and funding allocations across the Northern Region, and working closely with colleagues across 18 institutions. Previously I was the Director of the Masters of Research (MRes) programme and Director of the PhD in Management Programme within ULMS, as well as the Business and Management Pathway Lead for the NWSSDTP.