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Professor Valerie Stead

Professor in Leadership and Management

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 510932

Research overview

Stimulated by the persistent global challenge of women's under-representation in positions of power my research interests lie at the intersection of leadership studies, leadership learning and gender studies. Adopting critical approaches I draw on ideas of gender and power to examine  multi-level interrelational dynamics between the individual, the organisation and the social that shape leadership  practice and learning of leadership. Current research projects include the TARGETED MPI Horizon2020 international consortium project to advance gender equality in Business and Management Schools, and the role of media in gendered constuctions of leadership and leader identity. 

I established and am Director of the Academy for Gender, Work and Leadership, a platform for knowledge exchange and research collaborations including the Gender Matters project.

External Roles

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

Fellow, British Academy of Management

UNESCO Visiting Scholar, George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development (2014-2017)

Professional Role

Deputy Chair University Research Ethics Committee.

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