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Dr Jannine Williams

PositionSenior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour
LocationCartwright Building room 1.23
DepartmentSchool of Management
Telephone+44 (0)1274 235601
EmailJ.Williams20@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Working lives; disability and work; gender and media

PhD Supervision

  • Niaz Faysal: The influence of ethics and its impact on how HR practice can improve the working conditions in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Sector.
  • Mercy Webb: An exploration of managerial subjectivities: an investigation into the real lived experiences of managers acting their managerial selves.
  • Anwaar Alkandari: Women’s friendship in Kuwait work organizations.
  • Eline Jammaers (Commission member): Completed. Employment opportunities of people with disabilities in the regular economy in Belgium (Flanders).
  • Stefanie Worst: Completed. ‘Lesbian and gay people doing gender and sexual orientation well and differently. Potential displacement of heteronormative gender and sexual orientation expectations at work’.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Jannine currently teaches Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Managment. This includes MBA students (including executive MBA students in Dubai) and Diversity in Work Organizations and Coaching for Leadership Development to MSc students.

Administrative Responsibilities

Jannine is the Head of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour subject group.

Biography

Jannine Williams studied Religious Studies for her undergraduate degree at Newcastle University before working in the voluntary sector and then higher education with D/deaf young people and disabled staff and students. After completing her PhD on disabled academics’ career experiences at Newcastle Business School, Jannine worked there as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. Jannine co-ordinated two research projects whilst a lecturer: a Senior Women at Work project which explored senior women’s working relationships with other women. This was followed by a Gender, Media and Leadership project which investigated women’s perspectives on media representations of women and leadership in a UK region.

Jannine joined University of Bradford School of Management in January 2014.

Professional Activities

  • Higher Education (UK)
  • Diversity and Equality (UK)

Research Areas

Jannine is working with Sue Richardson and two UK organisations to explore the support requirements of people of working age with dementia. The project is seed funded by Bradford Faculty of Management and Law. Jannine and Sue are interviewing HR professionals, line managers and employees in the two organisations as well as a person with dementia who acts as an expert by experience advising on the project.

Jannine is a Co-investigator for an ESRC funded Seminar Series exploring media representations of women is an area of research Jannine with Sharon Mavin (Roehampton Business School, University of Roehampton), Carole Elliott (Roehampton Business School, University of Roehampton) and Val Stead (Lancaster University Management School). Further details of the Seminar Series can be found on the Roehampton website.

Jannine is working with Elina Meliou (University of Newcastle) on a project exploring gender in management education.

With Nicola Patterson (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University) she is developing an approach to exploring the possibilities and potential of entrepreneurship for disabled women.

Jannine works with Deborah Foster (Cardiff Business School) on disability and professional work.

Jannine is working with Sandra Corlett (Newcastle Business School) on sociomaterial perspectives to interrogate experiences of disability for identity work.

Current Projects

Jannine is working with Sue Richardson and two UK organisations to explore the support requirements of people of working age with dementia. The project is seed funded by Bradford Faculty of Management and Law. Jannine and Sue are interviewing HR professionals, line managers and employees in the two organisations as well as a person with dementia who acts as an expert by experience advising on the project. A paper on the conceptual framework for the project was delivered at the Nordic Network on disability Research in May 2015, and an empirical paper exploring the interview data is under development. Media representations of women is an area of research Jannine is involved with alongside Sharon Mavin (Roehampton Business School, University of Roehampton), Carole Elliott (Roehampton Business School, University of Roehampton) and Val Stead (Lancaster University Management School). Jannine is involved in an ESRC funded Seminar Series with Carole, Sharon and Val entitled ‘Challenging gendered media mis(s)representations of women professionals and leaders’. Further details of the Seminar Series can be found here. Jannine is working with Elina Meliou (University of Newcastle) on a project exploring gender as a threshold concept as a contribution to developing a responsible management approach to undergraduate management education. With Nicola Patterson (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University) she is developing an approach to exploring the possibilities and potential of entrepreneurship for disabled women. Jannine works with Deborah Foster (Cardiff Business School) on disability and professional work. Jannine is working with Sandra Corlett (Newcastle Business School) on sociomaterial perspectives to interrogate experiences of disability for identity work.

Publications

See Jannine's publications on Bradford Scholars.

Journal articles

Williams, J and Richardson, S. (forthcoming) A beginning and not the end: Work after a diagnosis of dementia. Work, Employment and Society.

Mavin, S., Elliott, C., Stead, V. and Williams, J. (2016) 'Women managers, leaders and the media gaze: Learning from popular culture, autobiographies, broadcast and media press', Gender in Management: An International Journal, 31(5/6), pp. 314-321.

Mavin, S., Grandy, G. and Williams, J. ‘‘Experiences of women elite leaders doing gender: Intra-gender micro-violence between women’, British Journal of Management, . DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12057.

Williams, J. and Mavin, S. (2013) ‘Impairment effects as a career boundary: A case study of disabled academics’. Studies in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2013.818637.

Roulstone, A. and Williams, J. (2013) ‘Being disabled, being a manager; Glass partitions and conditional identities in the contemporary workplace.’ Disability and Society DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2013.764280.

Williams, J. and Mavin, S. (2012) Disability as constructed difference: A literature review and research agenda for management and organization studies. International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 159-179.

Books and book chapters

Williams, J., Meliou, E. and Arevalo, J. ‘Gender and sustainable management education: Exploring the missing link’, in Arevalo, J. and Mitchell, S. (eds), Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach. Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp307-336.

Elliot, C., Stead, V., Mavin, S., & Williams, J. (2016), ‘Gender, media and organization: Challenging mis(s)representations of women leaders and professionals’. International Leadership Association, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Mavin, S., Williams, J. and Grandy, G. (2014) ‘Negative intra-gender relations between women: Friendships, competition and female misogyny’ in Kumra, S., Simpson, R. and Burke, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations, Section 4–Gender in Leadership and Management, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp 223-248.

Mavin, S. and Williams, J. (2014) ‘Women’s impact on women’s careers in management: Queen bees, female misogyny, negative intra-relations and solidarity behaviours’, in R. Burke, S.Vinnicombe and L. Moore (eds.)Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp 158-195.

Mavin, S., Williams, J., Bryans, T. and Patterson, N. ‘Senior women's key issues for women who want to get on in management’ in Broadbridge, A. and Fielden, S. (eds.) Handbook of gendered careers in management: Getting in, getting on, getting out, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 305-321.

Mavin, S. and Williams, J. ‘Key Issues for gender research in HRD: A multi-stakeholder framework for analysing gendered media constructions of women leaders’. In Saunders, M. and Tosey, P. (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp.340-357.

Barnes, L., Harrington, F., Williams, J. and Atherton, M. (eds.) (2007) Deaf students in higher education.Current research and practice, Trowbridge, Douglas McLean.

Williams, J. and Quinn, H. (2007) ‘Developing services and inclusive practices for deaf students’ in Barnes. L., Harrington, F., Williams, J. and Atherton, M., (eds.) 'Deaf students in Higher Education. Current research and practice, Trowbridge, Douglas McLean.

Williams, J., (2007) ‘At a ‘Headstart’ workshop: Developing support services for deaf students in Higher Education’ in Barnes. L., Harrington, F., Williams, J. and Atherton, M. (eds.) Deaf students in Higher Education.Current research and practice, Trowbridge, Douglas McLean.

Contributions to professional publications

Ewens, D. and Williams, J. (2011) ‘Enabling equality: furthering disability equality for staff in Higher Education. Literature review’, London, Equality Challenge Unit.

HEFCE, (2004) ‘Equality and diversity monitoring in Higher Education institutions. A guide to good practice’ April 2004/14, London, HEFCE (Case study contribution to this publication based upon my professional practice at Newcastle University

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