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School of Business and Management

Dr Patrizia Kokot-Blamey


Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3986
Room Number: Room 2.04, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Thursday 12.30pm - 2.30pm




Patrizia’s research interests are in gender at work. In her current research, she seeks to better understand the experiences of women undergoing IVF while working. Her broader research interests focus on motherhood, breastfeeding and women’s bodies at work.

She has a particular interest in the accounting profession, comparatively and historically, and women’s careers in Professional Service Firms (PSFs). Her past research focused on the careers of women who made partnership in PSFs in Germany and the United Kingdom and to examine the challenges women experiences on the way to partnership from a feminist perspective.

Patrizia holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics. She completed a Master’s degree as well as her undergraduate studies in Economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Before pursuing an academic career, Patrizia worked as a financial journalist and correspondent for Reuters News and Thomson Financial, dpa-AFX and the Swedish Wire reporting on European equities and economics.

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  • BUSM069: Organisational Behaviour

Patrizia is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).


Research Interests:

  • Fertility, motherhood, breastfeeding, and employment
  • Women’s career histories and careers in Professional Service Firms & Accountancy
  • Ethics of care feminism and the welfare state

Centre and Group Membership:



Areas of Supervision Expertise:

I am interested in hearing from potential doctoral researchers who would like to carry out empirical work from a feminist perspective in any area related to subjects such as bodies and gender at work, women’s careers and more broadly inequality in the workplace.

Current Doctoral Students:

  • Sreenita Mukherjee, 'Women, migration and architecture: A postcolonial feminist analysis of the experiences of female migrant architects from the Commonwealth, living and working in the UK.'  Jointly supervised with Professor Tessa Wright.
  • Gabriella Stringer, ‘The maternal body at work’. Second supervisor Professor Tessa Wright.

PhD Supervision Completions:

  • Sara Rashid, 'Breastfeeding and the return to work in Qatar.' (With Henley Business School, University of Reading.)
  • Liz-Mari Welman, 'The right to request flexible work.' Awarded 2021.(With the School of Law, University of Reading.)
  • Nkechinyelu Edeh, 'The role of professional status in mediating the multiple-identity experiences of Nigerian female healthcare professionals in the UK.' Awarded 2019. (With the Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University.)
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