Home-working during Coronavirus – using the corners of our homes for work, rest and play

Re-posting a blog I have just written for Work Wise UK, who are running their annual Work Wise Week this week – thought I’d share it on here too…those interested in liminality might enjoy! Back in 2017 I wrote a piece for Work Wise UK about how the commute – be it on a train, … More Home-working during Coronavirus – using the corners of our homes for work, rest and play

New book out now! ‘Using Arts-based Research Methods: creative approaches for researching business, organisation and humanities’

I’m really pleased to share that my co-edited book with friend and colleague Dr Jenna Ward (Leicester) has been published. This book – ‘Using Arts-based Research Methods: creative approaches for researching business, organisation and humanities’ is a ‘how to…’ guide for students and researchers who want to broaden their palette of research methods. It includes … More New book out now! ‘Using Arts-based Research Methods: creative approaches for researching business, organisation and humanities’

‘Phenomenal Women’ talks in Bath – inspiring evening events reflecting on women in the workplace

The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel are currently running a great series of talks throughout 2018. The ‘Phenomenal Women’ series invites guests to a week-night/ after work talk which includes a fizz and canapé reception, followed by guest speakers – phenomenal women from a whole variety of industries who share their leadership journey to success, with … More ‘Phenomenal Women’ talks in Bath – inspiring evening events reflecting on women in the workplace

Identity Dolls

The first week of a new year. Taking some time out to enjoy the last remaining moments of my time off. Doing and making. Quiet. Inspired by Ann Rippin and her New Year dolls. Fabric, beads, string, paint, pencils, bits of old jewellery, peg dolls. Using this to reflect on the past tempestuous, conflicting, happy, … More Identity Dolls

In the car on the M4 (…with some hardcore dance tunes this evening): my transitory dwelling place, my space in-between

It was a pleasure to be asked by Work Wise UK to contribute to their guest blogs during their national UK campaign last week – ‘Commute Smart Week’. I have re-posted my piece here, but you can find all the guest blogs via the link below, including pieces by fellow UWE researcher Kiron Chatterjee, Frances … More In the car on the M4 (…with some hardcore dance tunes this evening): my transitory dwelling place, my space in-between

‘Grounded Visual Pattern Analysis: Photographs in organizational field studies’ – or, ‘what to do with a load of photographs after your fieldwork!’

 I am really pleased and very proud to say that Prof. Samantha Warren and I have finally published our work on visual analysis! Hoorah! This is a picture of us working on the first ideas for the paper, in a café in Spain…no, neither of us look like this anymore and yes, that’s how long … More ‘Grounded Visual Pattern Analysis: Photographs in organizational field studies’ – or, ‘what to do with a load of photographs after your fieldwork!’

The Art of Management and Organization conference, Brighton 2018

The first conference I ever went to was back in 2008 – it was the Art of Management conference and it was held in beautiful Banff in the Centre for Arts and Creativity. We stayed in the mountains and it was stunning. I remember being really nervous – it was the first ‘outing’ of my … More The Art of Management and Organization conference, Brighton 2018

Bridging the gap between business and academia

I’m really proud to have taken on two new roles at work over the past few months: Bristol Business School has launched the Bristol Business Engagement Centre and I’m one of the new Subject Business Associates – working with the new Director, Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen. And I am now the liaison for the Business School … More Bridging the gap between business and academia

A few reflections on my new work space: dressing up, talking on the stairs, and missing the corridor

I write about liminal spaces at work – the spaces ‘in-between’ where people meet for ad-hoc conversations, where people hide and escape the gaze of others, where the serendipitous meetings between people provide opportunity for creative thinking. It’s not about the defined spaces at work – the office, the meeting room or the classroom, it’s … More A few reflections on my new work space: dressing up, talking on the stairs, and missing the corridor