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Professor Valerie Stead

Professor in Leadership and Management

The Management School

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

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.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students who wish to study gender and leadership, women's leadership, leadership learning, in particular from sociological and critical perspectives, including within the entrepreneurial context.

Current Teaching

My teaching includes research methods and research ethics, learning design and dynamics, gender and leadership.  

External Roles

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

Professional Role

Chair of FASS-LUMS Faculty Research Ethics Committee.

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