Dr Elaine Dunn


Research Overview

Influenced by interdisciplinary themes from leadership studies, sociology, psychology, philosophy and adult education I work from a poststructuralist perspective on three areas and the interplay between them:

  • Disrupting the relationship between "doing gender" and "doing good work" in management and leadership, for the benefit of individuals, organisations and wider society.
  • Reconceptualising leadership based on an integration of orthodox thinking (e.g. skills, attributes) and emerging relational theories (e.g. relational understanding of human individuality, identity, behaviour and adult development.)
  • Critical approaches to management education (including transformative learning, identity work), learner experiences (e.g. emotions) and the impact on the practice of management and leadership.

Women in managerial pipelines: perceptions of gender equality in corporate evaluation systems within UK Financial Services
Dunn, E.L. 09/2016
Conference paper

Leadership learning: from hype and hubris to hope and humility
Dunn, E.L. 2015 In: 14th ISLC Conference Proceeedings. Lancaster : Lancaster University
Conference contribution

Conversation, communion and change
Dunn, E.L. 2007

Leadership and power
Dunn, E.L. 2007 In: Leadership. Abingdon : Routledge ISBN: 0415383641, 041538365X. Electronic ISBN: 0203099648.

Being critical in practice: the voice of mature students involved in critical management education
Dunn, E.L. 2006 In: 5th ISLC Conference Proceedings. 22 p.
Conference contribution

Book Review: Creating Leaderful Organizations: How to Bring Out Leadership in Everyone
Dunn, E.L. 06/2005 In: Leadership. 1, 2, 5 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Creative church leadership: a review of leadership literature and leadership development centres
Dunn, E.L., Gosling, J., Dawson, L. 2004 In: Creative church leadership. Canterbury : SCM Press ISBN: 9781853115028.

  • Centre for Leadership Studies & Practice


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