Manchester Metropolitan University

Expert Women Series 2017–2019

A series of specialised interviews with our leading female academics, highlighting some of the fantastic research that is being carried out in the Faculty.

Expert Women

Our latest interview is with Dr Bex Lewis. Bex highlights the need to understand content and context, and the importance of understanding participants’ needs in order to connect and influence behaviour.

Catch up with our other expert women by clicking the podcasts below:

Dr Helen Woolnough (Research Fellow), talks about the Generating Routes for Women’s Leadership (GROWL) project, which supports organisations to engage with research evidence to address leadership pathways for women. Helen also explains her research on mentoring in the workplace and why mentoring and sponsoring are key to generating routes for women’s leadership.

Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser (Professor in Sustainability and Leadership and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the EAUC (Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges)) explains her research that explores senior leadership priorities and how sustainability, when evaluated at a strategic level in its broadest definition, offers benefits to core organizational goals whilst operating for wider social and environmental good.

Dr Sally Jones (Reader in Entrepreneurship and Gender Studies and Co-Head of the Sylvia Pankhurst Centre) is currently working with several UK and European academic collaborators on research spanning gendered language and entrepreneurship education, transformational learning and nudge theory in entrepreneurship education, power-control theory and business growth trajectories and the role of class and gender in the enterprise culture.

Professor Julia Rouse (Director of the Centre for Decent Work) whose current research specifically focuses on how entrepreneurship is embedded in socially governed life courses and how small employers manage maternity. Professor Donna Lee (Professor of International Political Economy) talks about her research around future economies and Professor Carol Atkinson (Associate Dean for Research) explores her research around HR and performance and adult social care

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Professor Carol Atkinson
Faculty Head of RKE
Professor Julia Rouse
Director, Decent Work and Productivity UCRKE
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Professor Donna Lee
Director, Future Economies UCRKE
Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser
Chair in Sustainability and Leadership
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Dr Sally Jones
Co-Head, Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre
Dr Helen Woolnough
Research Fellow
Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre
Bex Lewis - Expert Women

Dr. Bex Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Department of Marketing, Retail and Tourism