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Shelley Clark

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Role

Dr Shelley Clark joined NBS in September 2016 to manage the personalisation initiative for postgraduate students in NBS. Shelley works closely with the postgraduate team to support the students in developing and enhancing the qualities and transferable skills necessary for their studies, career progression, professional and personal development.

Career overview

Shelley previously worked in academic roles at both Loughborough University School of Business and Economics and Nottingham University Business School in the areas of work based learning and organisational behaviour. Shelley completed her PhD in 2015 in which she adopted a narrative approach to explore the impact of regulatory change on the identity work undertaken by financial advisers. The majority of her working life, however, has been spent outside of academia, in the Construction Industry as a Strategy Adviser and in Financial Services, where she jointly set up and ran a financial services practice. Shelley is a qualified work psychologist, a BPS accredited psychometric testing practitioner and has also worked as a HR consultant for a number of small financial services businesses.

Research areas

Building on the work from her PhD, Shelley’s research areas of interest are:

  • Storytelling in the workplace
  • Professional identity
  • Identity work and identity play
  • Narrative and positioning analysis