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Helen Richardson

Prof Helen Richardson

Professor Of Gender And Organisation


I am a qualified and experienced teacher. My teaching is research-led and I contribute mainly to the doctoral programmes at Sheffield Business School.

I have enjoyed guiding 9 students to the successful completion of their doctoral studies. My current PhD and DBA students are researching intersectionality and leadership in South Africa; women managers in the banking sector in Nigeria; identity, branding and self-esteem of teenage competitive swimmers and emotional labour conflict in the legal profession.

I am an active and enthusiastic researcher with wide-ranging interests and publications concerning the broad area of employment and gender matters in the global knowledge economy. This includes research in the areas of IT-led services; gender and the ICT labour market; how lean methods are applied in the public sector and the consequences of flexible contracts of employment in the UK labour market.

I have secured over £660,000 in research grants mainly regard to the under-representation of women working in the ICT sector. This has informed government and European policy on the gender pay gap and promoting good practice, with a number of publications arising from these projects.

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