Michaela Edwards

Michaela Edwards

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Role

Dr Michaela Edwards is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School.

Career overview

Dr Michaela Edwards is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School specialising in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. Dr Edwards is the Course Leader on the BA (Hons) in Business Management and Human Resources.

Dr Edwards completed her PhD concerned with organisational wellbeing in 2015. After this she took a
post as a research assistant before securing a new position as a lecturer at Lancaster University teaching Blended PG students and UG students.

Research areas

Dr Edwards is PI and CI on a number of ongoing research projects.

As an active researcher Dr Edwards is currently working on a number of papers and research projects in areas including mental health and wellbeing at work, gendered understandings of ethics and care at work, and the working environment for the ageing population. She is particularly interested in how organizations can effectively support the wellbeing of their employees. She argues for a holistic approach that fully attends to the responsibilities of the organization in the maintenance of wellbeing. Theoretically she is influenced by Winnicottian object relations theory. She is also very interested in any possible applications her work might have in political, charitable and business spheres.

Current grants include:

Successful external bid as collaborator: £93,000. Dr Edwards has made important contributions to the Health sector through knowledge exchange surrounding evaluation and critical analysis. She is the qualitative lead on a consulting project with the Fylde coast Vanguard that is coming to a close. She supports and advises on the use of focus groups.

Successful external bid as PI: £3,756.62. Dr Edwards was successful in being awarded an external grant from the Winnicott Trust for a project entitled “The facilitating environment and older higher education workers”. Start date 1/2/18. The project focuses on how the changing HE sector is impacting upon older workers, acknowledging that they may also be experiencing a higher level of health problems than their younger counterparts.

External activity

For two years Dr Edwards was a Director and Trustee of Lancashire Mind. She is keen to ensure that her research is helpful in real world situations and is also a qualified coach (ILM level5 accredited).

Sponsors and collaborators

Sponsors and collaborators:

The Winnicott Trust

The Squiggle Foundation

Lancashire Mind

The Fylde Coast Vanguard

Lancaster University