Professor Caroline Gatrell



I am Professor of Management Studies at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), Department of Management Learning and Leadership (DMLL). My research focuses on health, work and family and is theoretically driven, drawing upon notions of the body and gender. I critically analyse, from a socio-cultural perspective, how employed parents manage boundaries between employment and everyday lives.

In connection with this role I am Chair of NARTI (Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative) and institutional lead for the North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC: Lancaster, Manchester, and Liverpool Universities). From 2012-2014 I was Director of Doctoral Programmes in LUMS, with responsibility for strategic development.

With Professor Ossie Jones (Liverpool) I am Co-Editor in Chief, International Journal of Management Reviews.

The price of love: the prioritisation of child care and income earning among UK fathers
Gatrell, C., Burnett, S., Cooper, C., Sparrow, P. 1/07/2015 In: Families, Relationships and Societies. 4, 2, p. 225-238. 14 p.
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The sacrificial embrace: exploring contemporary English parish clergy lives
Peyton, N., Gatrell, C. 05/2015 In: Expository Times. 126, 8, p. 378-388. 11 p.
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Parents, perceptions and belonging: exploring flexible working among UK fathers and mothers
Gatrell, C., Burnett, S., Cooper, C., Sparrow, P. 07/2014 In: British Journal of Management. 25, 3, p. 473-487. 15 p.
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The future of writing and reviewing for International Journal of Management Reviews
Jones, O., Gatrell, C. 07/2014 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 16, 3, 16 p.

Monstrous motherhood versus magical maternity?: an exploration of conflicting attitudes to maternity within health discourses and organizational settings
Gatrell, C. 2014 In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 33, 7, p. 633-647. 15 p.
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Studying work and family: research challenges from qualitative and quantitative perspectives
Powell, G., Gatrell, C., Stead, V., Hamilton, E., Chen, Z. 2014
Conference paper

Fathers at work: a ghost in the organizational machine
Burnett, S., Gatrell, C., Cooper, C., Sparrow, P. 11/2013 In: Gender, Work and Organization. 20, 6, p. 632-646. 15 p.
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Work-life balance and parenthood: a comparative review of definitions, equity and enrichment
Gatrell, C., Burnett, S., Cooper, C., Sparrow, P.R. 07/2013 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 15, 3, p. 300-316. 17 p.
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A blind spot in organization studies: gender with ethnicity, nationality and religion
Arifeen, S.R., Gatrell, C. 01/2013 In: Gender in Management: An International Journal. 28, 3, p. 151-170. 20 p.
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Managing clergy lives: obedience, sacrifice, intimacy
Peyton, N., Gatrell, C. 2013 London : Bloomsbury. 216 p. ISBN: 9781441137920.

Maternal Body work: How Women Managers and professionals negotiate pregnancy and new motherhood at work
Gatrell, C.J. 2013 In: Human Relations. 66, 5, p. 621-644. 24 p.
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Gender Mainstreaming and Employment in the European Union: A Review and Analysis of theoretical and policy literatures
Rittenhoffer, I., Gatrell, C. 06/2012 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 14, 2, p. 201-216. 16 p.
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Managing the Maternal Body: A Comprehensive Review and Transdisciplinary Analysis
Gatrell, C.J. 03/2011 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 13, 1, p. 97-112. 16 p.
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Policy and the pregnant body at work: strategies of secrecy, silence and supra-performance
Gatrell, C.J. 03/2011 In: Gender, Work and Organization. 18, 2, p. 158-181. 24 p.
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'I'm a bad mum' Pregnant Presenteeism and Poor Health at Work
Gatrell, C. 02/2011 In: Social Science and Medicine. 72, 4, p. 478-485. 8 p.
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Fatherhood and flexible working: a contradiction in terms?
Burnett, S., Gatrell, C.J., Cooper, C.L., Sparrow, P.R. 2011 In: Creating balance . Heidelberg : Springer p. 157-171. 15 p. ISBN: 978-3-642-16198-8. Electronic ISBN: 978-3-642-16199-5 .

Measuring the maternal: managing the work of breastfeeding and employment
Gatrell, C. 2011 In: Infant feeding practices. New York : Springer ISBN: 9781441968722.

Putting pregnancy in its place: conceiving pregnancy as carework in the workplace
Gatrell, C.J. 2011 In: Health and Place. p. 395-402. 8 p.
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Autopsy of a failure, evaluating process and contextual issues in an organizational-level work stress intervention
Biron, C., Gatrell, C.J., Cooper, C.L. 2010 In: International Journal of Stress Management. 17, 2, p. 135-158. 14 p.
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Pregnancy Centre Stage, Please: Contesting the erasure of pregnant bodies from workplace space
Gatrell, C.J. 2010 In: Revealing and Concealing Gender. London : Palgrave p. 54-75. ISBN: 0230212115 .

Well balanced Families: A gendered analysis of work-life balance policies and work-family practices
Burnett, S., Gatrell, C., Cooper, C., Sparrow, P. 2010 In: Gender in Management: An International Journal. 25, 7, p. 534-549. 16 p.
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Who rules the game? Investigating women sex workers, agency and body
Gatrell, C.J. 2010 In: Gender in Management: An International Journal. 25, 3, p. 208-226. 19 p.
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Women and management
Gatrell, C.J., Cooper, C.L., Kossek, E. 2010 Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. ISBN: 9781848443266 .

Safeguarding subjects? A reflexive appraisal of researcher accountability in qualitative interviews
Gatrell, C.J. 2009 In: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. 4, 2, p. 110-122. 13 p.
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Embodying Women's Work
Gatrell, C.J. 2008 Maidenhead : Open University Press. ISBN: 9780335219902.

Gender and Diversity in Management: A Concise Introduction
Gatrell, C.J., Swan, S.E. 2008 London : Sage. ISBN: 1412928249.

Work-life balance: working for whom?
Gatrell, C.J., Cooper, C.L. 2008 In: European Journal of International Management. 2, 1, p. 71-86. 16 p.
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(No) cracks in the glass ceiling: women managers, stress and the barriers to success
Gatrell, C.J., Cooper, C.L. 2007 In: The Handbook on Women in Business and Management. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 57-77. 21 p. ISBN: 1845424328.

A fractional commitment? Part-time employment and the maternal body
Gatrell, C.J. 2007 In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 18, 3, p. 462-475. 14 p.
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Secrets and lies: breastfeeding and professional paid work
Gatrell, C.J. 2007 In: Social Science and Medicine. p. 393-404. 12 p.
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Whose child is it anyway? The negotiation of parental entitlements within marriage
Gatrell, C.J. 2007 In: The Sociological Review. 55, 2, p. 353-373. 21 p.
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Interviewing fathers: feminist dilemmas in fieldwork
Gatrell, C.J. 2006 In: Journal of Gender Studies. 15, 3, p. 237-251. 15 p.
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Managing Part-time Study: A guide for undergraduates and postgraduates
Gatrell, C.J. 2006 Maidenhead : Open University Press. ISBN: 033521939X.

Managing maternity
Gatrell, C.J. 2006 In: Women in Leadership and Management. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 89-108. 20 p. ISBN: 9781845426460.

Managing part-time study : a guide for undergraduates and postgraduates.
Gatrell, C. 2006 Maidenhead : Open University Press. 166 p. ISBN: 9780335219407.

Hard Labour: The Sociology of Parenthood
Gatrell, C.J. 2005 Maidenhead : Open University Press. 256 p. ISBN: 0335214894.

Your MBA with Distinction: Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree
Gatrell, C.J., Turnbull, R.S. 2002 Financial Times Prentice Hall. 256 p. ISBN: 0-273-65667-8.

Mission impossible: doing a part time PhD (or getting 200% out of 20% - is it really worth it?)
Gatrell, C.J. 2000 In: How I Got My Postgraduate Degree Part Time. Lancaster : Guardian Newspapers/Lancaster University Independent Studies p. 85-95. 11 p. ISBN: 1-86220-091-2.