Dr Elaine Dunn

Associate Lecturer

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.

  • Centre for Leadership Studies & Practice