Prof Helen Higson
Helen Higson is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor External Relations for Aston University. She is Professor of Higher Education Learning and Management and runs the Research Centre of that name. Her current work includes intercultural training for staff and students and research into employability competencies.
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Prof Judith Baxter
I am Professor of Applied Linguistics, Head of English Language in the School of Languages and Social Sciences and Associate Director of InterLanD. My current research focus is on the relationship between language, gender and leadership in educational, business and professional contexts. I recently completed an ESRC research project entitled ‘Leadership Talk and Gender in Senior Management Business Meetings in the UK’, which ran from January 1st 2010 until May 2011. I have published three monographs: Positioning Gender in Discourse (2003); The Language of Female Leadership (2010) and Double-voicing: Power, gender and expertise (2014), all with Palgrave Macmillan. My work regularly appears in newspaper articles, on radio and in TV programmes including the BBC2 series Women at the Top in September 2012. I work closely with business leaders and am currently a member of the Birmingham City Council Chamber of Commerce Steering Group for Equality and Diversity.
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Dr John Blewitt
Dr John Blewitt has worked in the private and public sector and currently is Director of the MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. He has also been a research evaluation consultant on sustainability strategy and education matters and has an active interest in urban economic development and sustainability. Among his many professional and academic publications are The Ecology of Learning (Earthscan 2006), Understanding Sustainable Development (Earthscan 2008) Media, Ecology and Conservation (Green Books, 2010) and (with Daniella Tilbury) Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development (Routledge-Earthscan, 2013). He is a Distinguished Schumacher Fellow and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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Dr Yves R.F. Guillaume
Yves Guillaume is a senior lecturer in Organisational Behavior at Aston University Business School. Before joining Aston, Yves was an assistant professor in the Department of Organisational and Economic Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Following completion of his first degree he worked as a project manager for a public organisation and the Bosch Group in the area of organizational change and development. Currently Yves is the course director of the B.Sc. Human Resource Management programme at Aston Business School. He teaches leadership, organisational behaviour, and research methods at undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD level. His current areas of research include effectiveness, innovation, and well-being in interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams and organisations as well as leadership and corporate social responsibility. His research has been published in outlets including the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology; he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. In addition to his academic work, Yves is consulting organisations in creating work environments that facilitate innovation, effectiveness, well-being and social responsibility.
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Dr Emmanuelle Labeau
Dr Emmanuelle Labeau is a Senior Lecturer in French Language and Linguistics. She has published extensively on the French verbal system and its evolution and varieties of French wit a focus on Belgium. Her work is grounded in authentic language data, and she has been granted a number of grants to support her data collection including two grants from the Délégation générale à la langue française et aux langues de France. She is currently heading a project supported by the British Academy on 'French as spoken in Brussels' in collaboration with the CFPP team (Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Dr Anne Dister (Facultés Universitaires St Louis, Bruxelles)
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Dr Cinzia Priola
Cinzia’s research interests focus on the general area of management processes and practices and how they affect workplace relations and meanings. Specifically she is interested in gender and diversity issues in the workplace but she has also written about branding and meaning of work, organisational culture and teamwork. Her book ‘Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work (co-edited with Matthew Brannan and Elisabeth Parsons) was published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd in 2011 (as hardback) and 2013 (as paperback).
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Prof Gertrud Reershemius
Professor Gertrud Reershemius is a researcher in the areas of multilingualism and language contact, language and globalization, lesser used languages (Yiddish and Low German), German-Jewish studies and teaching and learning German as a second or other language. After reading German Language, Literature and Theology at Göttingen and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she graduated from Hamburg University and was awarded the degree of Dr phil in German Linguistics (PhD equivalent), also from Hamburg. Among her publications are three monographs on language contact . She was awarded the Johannes-Sass prize in 2010 for her work on remnants of Western Yiddish in Low German speaking Friesland.
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Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos BSc,MBA, PhD
Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Management at Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. His specialist areas of research, academic publications and teaching include strategic entrepreneurship, learning and innovation, and diversity at work. Apart from contributing to a number of books and special issues as a guest editor, his papers have been published in reputable academic journals, including Work, Employment and Society, Technovation, International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of Management Development, Public Administration, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management. He has received funding from various organisations, including Economic and Social Research Council, Learning and Skills Council, Centre for Enterprise and UK Trade and Investment to examine entrepreneurship in different contexts. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association Management of Technology as well as a member of BAM, EURAM, ISBE and UKBI.
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