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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 4.13c, 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.




  • BUSM069: Organisational Behaviour


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


Research Interests:

  • Women’s bodies at work: fertility, motherhood, breastfeeding and work
  • Women’s career histories
  • Women’s careers in PSFs 

Centre and Group Membership:



  • Kokot-Blamey, P. (2021). “Mothering in Accounting: feminism, motherhood, and making partnership in accountancy in Germany and the UK”. Accounting, Organizations and Society. In press/corrected proof.  
  • Kokot, P. (2017). Interviewing Elites: Employing a Feminist and Interpretative Approach to Grounded Theory Techniques. In: SAGE Research Methods Datasets
  • Kokot, P. (2015). “Let’s talk about sex(ism): Cross-national Perspectives on Women Partners’ Narratives on Equality and Sexism at Work in Germany and the UK” Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 27: 73-85
  • Kokot, P. (2014). “Structures and relationships: Women partners’ careers in Germany and the UK” Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 27(1): 48-72
  • Kokot, P. (2009). Book Review of Burke, R. Mattis, M. (eds) (2007). ‘Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: upping the numbers’. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. Gender & Education. 21 (6)
  • Kokot, P. (2010) Book Review of Bagilhole, B. (2009). ‘Understanding Equal Opportunities and Diversity: The Social Differentiations and Intersections of Inequality’. Bristol: Policy Press. Gender & Education. 22(5)


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:

1st Supervisor

  • 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.'


2nd Supervisor

  • Benish Kanh, 'Muted voices: hermeneutic phenomenology study of lived experiences of Pakistani working mothers.'



  • Sara Rashid, 'Breastfeeding and the return to work in Qatar.' (With Henley Business School, University of Reading.)

PhD Supervision Completions:

  • 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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