The Editorial Board

IPED has 3 Co-Editors in Chief: Dr Abigail Powell, Professor Kate Sang, and Dr Rebecca Finkel.

The editorial board are:

Kate Sang is a Professor of Gender & Employment Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (Scotland). Her research interests include the workplace as the site where gender in (re)produced. Using intersectional and relational lenses, she explores how gender intersects with other social identities, (including disability, ethnicity and migratory status) to understand patterns of privilege and disadvantage in the workplace. In addition to this research, Kate was the national co-chair of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association UK & Ireland until 2016. Along with Rebecca Finkel, Kate established Scottish Feminist Academics in 2012. In 2010 Kate launched Feminist Academics International, a global network for feminist academics.

Susan Sayce is a senior lecturer at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. Her current research interests are industrial relations and equality in work relationships, diversity and pension issues.  Susan has received two Canadian Scholarship to conduct research into diversity and pension trusteeship in Canada. She is an advisor on a Canadian project into labour and pension as well as exploring pension and diversity in the UK. She is a member of the Equality diversity and Inclusion editorial board and in conjunction with Dr Kate Sang organised a UK conference in celebrating feminist within academia.  Susan is a qualitative researcher specialising methodological reflexivity in cross-gender research.

Rebecca Finkel is an urban cultural geographer and is a Reader in the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Her main field of study centres on gender, social justice and events management. Main research interests include the strategic analysis of government socio-economic policies for funding and development with regard to social capital and social equality. New research is framed within conceptualisations of cultural identity, symbolic boundaries and resistance to globalisation, as well as mapping human rights and mega sporting events, currently focusing on the links between.

Dr Maria Tsouroufli has an interdisciplinary background in gender studies. I hold a PhD in Gender and Education from the University of Southampton. My research and research led teaching focuses on equality, diversity and inclusion in education and the professions, particularly medical and health professional education. Another strand of my work is gender and citizenship education. I have extensive experience of applied social research, in particular health services research. I have worked in the areas of user involvement, the social implications of innovative health technologies, undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. I am currently employed as a Reader in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Wolverhampton

Chrissi McCarthy (currently on leave from the board) is the founder of Constructing Equality Itd and is a PhD student at Loughborough University. Before founding Constructing Equality Ltd., Chrissi spent more than 10 years in the Construction Industry, firstly as a Setting-Out Engineer and then as a Site Manager. Over the last 2 years Chrissi has steered the business through its current metamorphosis, winning and delivering significant high level contracts to help CITB bring about the industry supported built environment accreditation framework for fairness, inclusion and respect (Be Fair), launching Constructing Equality Ltd.’s Online Learning programmes. Chrissi is a sought after lecturer for universities and conferences counting the presentation of her own paper on Organisational Justice and Mainstreaming Equality at ARCOM 2013 as a personal career highlight.

Kosum Omphornuwat is a lecturer in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Programme (WGSSP), College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand.  Her research interests lie in an understanding of women’s lived experiences and everyday practices in relation to their bodies.  She teaches media representation and the politics of the body.  Kosum completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.

Abigail Powell is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Lincoln (UK). Abigail’s research interests are in gender, diversity, work-life balance, young people and social policy. She previously worked for the SPRC (the Social Policy Research Centre) at the University of New South Wales (2009-2019), having previously worked as a researcher for five years at Loughborough University in the UK, where she also completed her PhD. Abigail currently holds two Australian Research Council grants: the first is a fellowship investigating whether flexible work arrangements promote work-life balance for employees in Australia; the second is an, an industry partnership grant examining gender equity and diversity in the Australian construction sector. Abigail is experienced in mixed-methods research and analysis, evaluation research and project management.

Victoria Showumni is a lecturer at Department of Lifelong and Comparative Education, the Institute of Education, London, UK. My research interests and expertise are in gender, identity, race and class. Her current research focuses on the notion of identity and leadership. I am an active member of the community that shares experiences with both individuals and other organisations. I am currently on the inquiry panel for young women and prior to this I have been a Lead Mentor/Coach for BAME Women Race to the Top Mentoring Circle which is a mentoring programme that supports BMAE Women Civil Servants that would like to move forward in their careers. Trustee for Gingerbread (formally National Council for One Parent Families) and a Governor for Redbridge Adult Institute for Education

Felizitas Sagebiel, associate professor in the Department of Educational and Social Sciences (University of Wuppertal), until 2010 responsible for a life-long learning study programme with research; since 2001 scientific leader for the University in several European Research Projects on gender and engineering (science) (Indecs, Womeng, PROMETEA, MOTIVATION, “Meta-analysis on gender and science research” (until 2010). Research focus on gender in engineering education, profession and career, in higher education; organisational culture, masculinities and men’s networks in science and engineering, German project “Change and innovation potentials of women on top in environment and technique” (2009-2012).

Jeannette Silva Flores is a Doctoral Researcher in Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. She did her BA in Sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, her Diploma in Public Opinion at the Universidad Diego Portales, Chile and Masters in Global Studies at Lund University in Sweden. Jeannette has a wide range of research interests within the field of sociology of education, and sociology of work and professions. She is also interested in topics such as: gender and higher education; feminist theories, methodologies, and social movements; citizenship and migration. She is a Student Essay Awards co-ordinator of this journal.

Kate Bower  (currently on leave from the board) is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her current research focuses on communication around incident disclosure in hospitals and other health care settings. She has previously taught in women’s and gender studies and currently teaches research perspectives to undergraduate and postgraduate Arts students. Her PhD was on possibilities of feminist scholarship in the contemporary Australian university.  Kate’s interests include (auto)biographical and feminist research methodologies, along with histories and futures of academic feminism.

James Richards is an Associate Professor in HRM at Heriot-Watt University and an Academic Member of the CIPD. James has published research in HRM journals, edited book collections and consultancy based reports. James’ doctoral research interests are grounded in industrial sociology and employment relations. In more recent times James has built on previous research by researching the management of hidden disabilities, such as, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, depression and anxiety in the workplace. James is currently in the process of beginning a research project based on the lived experiences of in-work poverty, with particular emphasis on young people, women and disabled people.

Josie Kinge is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK). Her main area of research is in employee relations and her PhD examined developing cooperative relationships between management and trade unions in the National Health Service.  She has a particular interest in partnership and employee voice and the role of these in developing equal and inclusive relationships at work. She is experienced in mixed methods design but is mainly a qualitative researcher. She is also a member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) and helped develop their Equality and Diversity policy.

Kate White is Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Federation University Australia, and Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. She is Director of the eight-country Women in Higher Education Management Network. Her research focuses on gender and leadership in higher education, women’s academic careers and women in science. She is co-editor (with Barbara Bagilhole) of Gender, Power and Management: a cross-cultural analysis of higher education (2011) and Generation and Gender in Academia (2013). Her latest book, Keeping Women in Science, will soon be published by Melbourne University Publishing.

Christopher Lyon recently completed a PhD in Geography in the School of the Environment at the University of Dundee, Scotland, supported in part by a SSHRC (Canada) Doctoral Fellowship. His present research explores issues of power in proactive community and disaster resilience-building initiatives in Scotland and Canada.  This work is in keeping with his larger interest in the social nuances of resilience theory and application in the face of Anthropocene complexity. Christopher continues to publish on this topic and his work to date includes explorations of culture, place, and gender, and climate adaptation pathways. Christopher is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds

Barbara Myers is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Law at AUT University. Prior to her current role Barbara was engaged in a senior academic management role in the university. Barbara’s current research interests include adult development, careers, diversity, expatriation, intergenerational work issues, older workers and population ageing, gender, migrants and personal/professional/life development. She has a special interest in narrative methodologies and is currently researching the emergence and impact of older New Zealand women undertaking an extended period of travel and work overseas. Barbara has convened conference streams at EDI conferences since 2011, reviewed articles for a range of academic journals and is active in the AUT University Gender and Diversity Research Group. Barbara has supervised intern students, specialising in working with mature students completing senior projects involving career transition and development.  She has also supervised students on international intern placements and supervised and examined masters research theses/dissertations.

Danielle Eiseman  is the current Program Manager for the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions. She has a background in climate change policy, communications and public engagement, as well as experience with social media campaigns and best practices in pro-environmental behavior change. Danielle previously worked in climate change policy and public engagement in Scotland. Her Ph.D. is in marketing from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Danielle also holds a Master’s in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, a Master’s in Marketing and Economics from DePaul University, and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Miami University.

Roaa Ali is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester (Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity). Her research explores the representation of ethnic minorities and the politics of cultural production and consumption. Roaa completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham and her thesis investigates the representation of Arab Americans in post 9/11 American cultural scene and theatre, which is being prepared for a monograph. Some of her publications appear in: Research in Drama Education (RiDE), Journal of Arts and Community, The Methuen Drama Companion to Theatre and Interculturalism, and Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Events.



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