Studying Leadership Critically

Research Cluster

Speaker:Jackie Ford, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, Bradford University School
Date: Monday 8 March 2010
Time: 1600 hrs
Location: Streatham Court - Lecture Theatre C

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Jackie's portfolio of activities involves her in teaching, research, executive education and consultancy in private- and public-sector organisations. Jackie has extensive teaching experience in the core subject areas of the sociology of work, gender, leadership, organisation studies and human resource management. She teaches on a range of programmes in the School, including the People in Organisations and Managerial Leadership MBA modules, and undergraduate modules in HRM, Organizational Behaviour and Sociology of Work. She is also engaged in consultancy and leadership development programmes in Executive Education.

Jackie's particular areas of research interest are associated with leadership, gender, management and organisation studies. She is interested in the further development of post-structuralist and psycho-social research methods and approaches that inform a better understanding of the experiences of working and organisational life. In conjunction with colleagues, she was involved in a major national research project into how organisations in the public and private sectors undertake leadership development for senior managers

Jackie's current research studies include: an evaluation of the changing gender profiles of medical students and the impact of increasing numbers of women entrants; a study of recruitment and retention of older staff in public-service organizations; and analysing the impact on individuals of fundamental organisational changes, such as mergers and takeovers.

Contact: Tricia Doherty 01392 722567