Dr Michaela Edwards is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School.
Dr Michaela Edwards joined NBS in 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in HR and OB at Nottingham Business School. She completed her PhD in Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University 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 (2015-2018).For two years during this period she 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 level 5 accredited).
Dr Michaela Edwards is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
Leadership at NBS:
Dr Edwards is the Co-Module Lead of Human Resource Development (UG)
Dr Edwards serves on the EDI steering committee and leads the 'working on EDI in Organisations' group within CPWOP.
Dr Edwards was the Postgraduate Placement Lead from 2020-2022.
Dr Edwards was the Course Leader on the BA (Hons) in Business Management and Human Resources from 2018-2019.
Dr Edwards is a critical management scholar engaged in research that spans feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis and organisation studies. Dr Edwards has a wide-ranging interest in EDI focusing on care ethics at work, and gender/intersectionality in leadership and management. She has additional related interests in critical approaches to well-being at work and organizational psychoanalysis.
Dr Edwards commits herself to work that seeks to critique the re-production and domination of images of the paternal in neoliberalism and New Managerialism. She suggest that this presents only one form of disembodied individualistic rationality as legitimate. More practically her work strives to improve the working lives of women and those from minority groups.
Dr Edwards is currently working on a number of papers and research projects. Current successful grants include:
Co- Investigator - £50,000. Advising the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) on EDI. Dr Edwards led the review of the academic literature was key in presenting areas for further research to the RAE, and in making recommendations to improve EDI in the sector.
Co-investigator £93,000: The Fylde Coast Vanguard. Dr Edwards has made important contributions to the Health sector through knowledge exchange surrounding evaluation and critical analysis. She was the qualitative lead on the project.
Primary Investigator: £3,756.62. The Winnicott Trust. The project focuses on “The facilitating environment and older higher education workers”. It considers how the changing HE sector is impacting upon older workers.
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 level 5 accredited).
Sponsors and collaborators
Sponsors and collaborators:
The Royal Academy of Engineering
The Winnicott Trust
The Squiggle Foundation
The Fylde Coast Vanguard