Dr Marian Iszatt-White



Dr Marian Iszatt-White is a Lecturer in the area of leadership as emotional labour and authentic leadership.

After a successful career in financial risk management, latterly as Group Treasurer of Top 100 plc Enterprise Oil, Marian built a business as a freelance training consultant before completing an MSc in Organizational Behaviour at Birkbeck, including a dissertation on ‘what makes employees feel valued at work’.

She undertook her PhD research at Lancaster University, within the Centre for Excellence in Leadership, conducting an ethnomethodologically-informed ethnography of leadership in the learning and skills sector. Within this thesis, special areas of interest included leadership as ‘emotional labour’ and the idea of strategy as a ‘perennially unfinished project’. As a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School's Management Development Division, she was Director of the Executive MBA on which she also taught leadership and organisational behavour. She is now a Lecturer in Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and LUMS Doctoral Director.

3rd Developing Leadership Capacity Conference
Participation in conference

best developmental paper
Other distinction

best developmental paper
Prize (including medals and awards)

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