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Professor Ruth Simpson

Professor Ruth Simpson

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 I am a Professor of Management at Brunel Business School where my most recent role was Head of Research (2011-2014). I was co-founder and director of the Centre for Research in Emotion Work (now Work and Organization Research Centre) for three years. Currently, I am visiting Professor at Kent Business School and have been visiting professor at the University of Macquarie. Additionally, I have held visiting positions at University of Technology, Sydney and University of South Australia. For five years I was co-editor (and founder of) the International Journal of Work, Organization and Emotion and presently I am associate editor of Gender Work and Organization and for three years was editorial member of the Academy of Management (Learning and Education) journal. I am on the editorial board of Journal Managerial Psychology and I have had teaching experience at undergraduate and post-graduate level including the MBA. Key teaching areas have included Managing the Business Environment, Gender and Organizations as well as more generic programmes on methods, management and organization.

Newest selected publications

Simpson, RC., hughes, J., slutskaya, N., Simpson, A. and Hughes, K. (2016) 'Beyond the Symbolic: A Relational Approach to Dirty Work through a Study of Refuse Collectors and Street Cleaners'. Work, Employment and Society, 31 (1). pp. 106 - 122. ISSN: 1469-8722 Open Access Link

Journal article

Simpson, R., Hughes, J. and Slutskaya, N. (2016) 'Gender, Class and Occupation Working Class Men doing Dirty Work'. Springer. ISSN 10: 1137439696 ISSN 13: 9781137439697


Slutskaya, N., Simpson, R., Hughes, J. and Uygur, S. (2016) 'Masculinity and Class in the Context of Dirty Work'. Gender, Work and Organization, 23 (2). pp. 165 - 182. ISSN: 1468-0432 Open Access Link

Journal article

Grandy, G., Simpson, R. and Mavin, S. (2015) 'What we can learn from de-valued and marginalised work/research'. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 10 (4). pp. 344 - 349. ISSN: 1746-5648

Journal article

Grandy, G., Mavin, S. and Simpson, R. (2014) 'Doing dirty research using qualitative methodologies: lessons from stigmatized occupations'. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 9 (3). ISSN: 1746-5648

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