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Louise Suckley

Dr Louise Suckley


I lecture in the area of Strategy Management, Enterprise and Change following a career in research and business support with a number of SMEs and business support agencies. My research interests are in the role the physical workspace has on creativity, and incorporates my research background in facilities management, employee motivation and return-on-investment evaluation.

I have designed and led modules at all teaching levels in the areas of enterprise, change and creativity; enterprise in action, managing strategy and quantitative research methods.

Louise is also a Placement and Employability tutor for the MBA students and is responsible for supporting the students in gaining valuable work experience, communicating this experience to employers and helping the students to build links with potential placement providers.



  • 2015 to 2016: Fellow - Higher Education Academy, Other, United Kingdom
  • 2013: Post Graduate Certificate, Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2003: PhD 'The Motivation of Public Sector Ancillary Staff', Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 1999: Post Graduate Certificate, Non business related, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 1996: BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Teaching expertise

  • Quantitative Research Design and Analysis
  • Strategic Management; Enterprise; Creativity; Organisational Change; Research Methods


  • Strategy and Marketing

Industry Links

  • Developing student projects
  • Other


Department of Management

Sheffield Business School

Strategic Management

2015 to 2016: Enterprise Change and Creativity, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2015 to 2016: Leading Innovative Organisations, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2015 to 2016: Enterprise and Creativity, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom


Journal articles

Haynes, B., Suckley, L., & Nunnington, N. (2019). Workplace Alignment: An evaluation of office worker flexibility and workplace provision. Facilities, 37 (13/14), 1082-1103.

Suckley, L., & Nicholson, J. (2018). Enhancing creativity through workspace design. The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work, 245-263.

Haynes, B., Suckley, L., & Nunnington, N. (2017). Workplace productivity and office type: an evaluation of office occupier differences based on age and gender. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 19 (2), 111-138.

Dobson, S., & Suckley, L. (2015). 'A squash and a squeeze': managing spatial relations in the office. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 7 (2), 137-150.

Suckley, L. (2015). Work and Occupational Psychology: Integrating Theory and Practice. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION, 16 (3), 228.

Dobson, S., Breslin, D., Suckley, L., Barton, R., & Rodriguez, L. (2013). Small firm survival and innovation : an evolutionary approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 14 (2), 69-80.

Suckley, L., Price, I., & Sharpe, J. (2013). Exploring inter-departmental barriers between production and quality. Journal of organizational ethnography, 2 (2), 173-190.

May, D., & Suckley, L. (2005). Ward housekeepers in mental health environments. Facilities, 23 (13/14), 608-620.

Hellaby, H., Matzdorf, F., Suckley, L., & Price, I. (2003). The Impact of Facilities on Student Choice of University. Facilities, 21, Special issue: Applying and extending the global knowledge base, 212-222.

Price, I., Matzdorf, F., Smith, L., & Agahi, H. (2003). The impact of facilities on student choice of university. Facilities, 21 (10), 212-222.

May, D., & Smith, L. (2003). Evaluation of the new ward housekeeper role in UK NHS Trusts. Facilities, 21 (7/8), 168-174.

Puddy, J.R., Price, I., & Smith, L. (2001). FM policies and standards as a knowledge management system. Facilities, 19, 504-515.

Smith, L. (1999). An evaluation of programmes for staff motivation in NHS and hotel ancillary staff. Facilities, 17, 264-271.

Suckley, L., & Dobson, S. (n.d.). Measuring Social and Spatial Relations in an Office Move. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.

Conference papers

Kelly, S., Dobson, S., Suckley, L., & Pinder, J. (2014). Connecting workspace and health. SHU Imagine, 0.

Suckley, L., Kelly, S., Legge, D., & Pinder, J. (2014). Connecting workspace and health : a case study. In Imagine Research Cafe, Sheffield Hallam University, 1 February 2014.

Dobson, S., Barton, R., Suckley, L., & Rodriguez, L. (2012). The socio‐spatial nature of organisational creativity:experiences along the road toward transdisciplinarity. In Understanding Interdisciplinarity: Theory and Practice - An International Conference, Sheffield, 12 June 2012 - 14 June 2012.

Book chapters

Suckley, L., & Nicholson, J. (2018). Enhancing Creativity Through Workspace Design. In Martin, L., & Wilson, N. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work. Palgrave Macmillan:


Suckley, L., & Zheltoukhova, K. (2014). Hands-on or hands- off: effective leadership and management in Small to Medium size Enterprises.


Suckley, L., & Maragh, D. (2017). Student to pupil mentoring: An approach to developing enterprising behaviours.

Suckley, L., & Dobson, S. (2014). Measuring social and spatial relations in an office move.

Dobson, S., & Suckley, L. (2012). Understanding Innovation: A Case Study.

Dobson, S., Breslin, D., Suckley, L., Barton, R., & Rodriguez, L. (2012). Evolving innovation through office knowledge networks :mapping the ephemeral architecture of organizationalcreativity. Presented at: 12th EURAM 2012 : Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2012


Suckley, L., Dobson, S., Barton, R., & Rodriguez, L. (n.d.). Understanding Innovation in the Workspace: A case study. Presented at: Work, Wellbeing and Performance: Thriving in times of uncertainty, Sheffield, 2012

Other activities

Competitve Research Award

  • 2014: ESRC Workspace, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom

Postgraduate supervision

MBA and DBA dissertation supervisor in areas of strategy, enterprise, creativity, organisational behaviour and change. 

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