As part of the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology’s annual seminar and workshop programme, Lancaster University will be hosting Professions Fest 2017. The workshop will include presentations from a range of researchers looking at the topic of professions and their work, organisational form and practices.

Approximate start time: 9.15am; end time 4.30pm (exact timings to be confirmed in early September)


Speakers include:


Carla Edgley (Cardiff Business School): Let everyone win it on merit: diversity, meritocracy and the evaluation of professional auditors

Scott Allan (Aberdeen University): The fearful professional: partner experiences of working in the financialised professional services firm

Sundeep Aluack (Leeds University): From practice to profession: professional development, formation and strategies of professionalization

Louise Ashley (Royal Holloway), Jo Duberley (University of Birmingham) and Hilary Sommerlad (University of Leeds): The Paradoxical Repertoires of Diversity and Professionalism: Exploring Socio-Economic Diversity in the Elite Professions.

Kathryn Hartwell (Nottingham University): Institutional logics and intra-organisational dynamics: Understanding changes in the organisational identity of a UK law firm

Jingqi Zhu (Newcastle University): The Accounting Field in China and the Role of the State

James Faulconbridge (Lancaster University), Daniel Muzio (Newcastle University): Legitimacy and the recurrent contest of valuation devices: the case of PEP in the English legal profession



Places at the event can be reserved on a first come first served basis on our online payments system


Registration fee (including refreshments and lunch):
Waged: £30;  Student/Unwaged: £15


Any questions relating to this event should be send to James Faulconbridge.

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