Dr Laura Reeves

Research Associate in Leadership and Management Studies

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Business Engagement, Careers and Employability
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Laura has successfully completed her PhD in Management Studies at The Open University (2021). Since Laura has been successful in securing a prestigious transition 1 Early Career grant awarded by The British Academy of Management (2023-2024) where she is leading a qualitative project which explores the impact agile working arrangements have on managerial belonging. She is also active in pursuing further funding to continue to develop her interest around post-menopausal careers.

Laura continues her interest in researching precarious events with her PhD concentrating on impacts of Brexit within the UK on migrant work. She has also developed a keen interest in understanding how organisations can practice effective inclusivity for marginalised and/or under-represented groups through exploring lived experienced of different groups of workers and considering alternative leadership approaches. Her areas of research include leadership and management studies, well-being and the impacts on identity and belonging, issues of dialectics and wicked problems.

  • Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) – Teaching
  • Fellowship (FHEA) awarded by Advance HE (2023)
  • PhD Management Studies (2021)
  • LLM Law (2015); BA Hons Business and Law (2014)

  • Identity and belonging in organisational contexts
  • Alternative forms of leadership
  • Paradox, dialectics and wicked problems
  • Qualitative and creative methods/methodologies 

  • Reeves, L. and Bell, E. (in progress) Bubbles of belonging at work: Redrawing boundaries of inclusion and exclusion in UK restaurants during Brexit. Target journal: Work, Employment and Society.
  • Reeves, L. and Bristow, A. (in progress) Political organisational silence and ethics of care: EU migrant restaurant workers in Brexit Britain. Target journal: Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Reeves, L. and Rigg, C. (in progress) Conducting realist interviews: Conceptualising qualitative interviews techniques as both/and. Target journal: International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
  • Reeves, L., Rigg, C. and Thuku, D. (in progress) The intersections between social-discursive-material interactions: A sociomaterial perspective on collective leadership. Target journal: Leadership.