School of Business and Management


Overall, members of our Department are actively participating in the School’s research centres and groups aligned to the Department’s interests such as CRED and OPPRG. The academic staff of the People and Organisations Department regularly secure funding/grants for their research projects and have received numerous awards from academic and professional bodies. Being part of a Department that is highly international and diverse, our People and Organisations academic staff have long established national and international collaborations with scholars from other academic institutions. With the research of our Department anchored towards contribution in both academia and practice, the produced studies by our academics are frequently mentioned in the media. Our academic staff have been active in engaging with external organisations (private, governmental and intergovernmental organisations) to produce research reports on a variety of issues relating to people and organisations. Last but not least, our academics have been consistently contributing to the School’s research impact efforts by producing impact case studies for the REF.

Academic staff research

We publish in leading international journals such as:

General Management

Specialised journals

We also publish books in leading publishing press including: Oxford University Press, Bristol University Press, Routledge, Palgrave MacmillanElsevier and Edward Elgar.

PhD Programme

The Department of People and Organisations is seeking hard-working, committed and intellectually curious doctoral applicants from diverse backgrounds who have a strong academic record and a keen interest in producing cutting-edge research in this field. We expect our PhD students to actively contribute to the School’s intellectual community. They will be provided with the support to explore interesting research questions drawing on a variety of research methods, under the supervision of People & Organisations academic staff. Our students are offered a range of opportunities for development of research skills, participation in conferences to present their research or in the organisation of research activities within the School. They are also offered the opportunity to contribute to teaching and build a portfolio of skills that would allow them to carry successful careers in academia into the future.

Prospective doctoral candidates are encouraged to contact the Head of Department, or other academic staff within the People & Organisations Department for informal enquiries about the programme and potential research topics for PhD supervision.