I joined AMBS in January 2016 as a Research Associate on the 2-year Alliance-funded research project on employee gentleness in care-giving settings. I completed my PhD at the Open University Business School in 2015, on the phenomenon of silence in inter-organisational project group working. This research applied an ethnographic methodology to explore how project group participants constructed and contextualised their accounts of staying silent about concerns or suggestions over the course of project delivery.
I have an undergraduate degree in Combined Studies (social sciences and languages) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989, a Masters in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics (1993) and in European Environmental Policy from Lancaster University (2002). I have worked in the UK and in North and Central America in the public sector and voluntary sector, in roles covering human rights advocacy and environmental campaigning, anthropological fieldwork, project management and business administration.