Network Members

LINZI J KEMP

is Associate Professor with the American University of Sharjah. She has a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University; M.B.A., Brunel
University; BEd. (Business), University of Huddersfield; Higher Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing; Higher National Certificate (Business), British Technical Education Council. Member of the British Academy of Management.

Linzi teaches Women in Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management to graduate and undergraduate students. Her research focuses on women in employment and leadership in the United Arab Emirates, and wider Middle East region.

Previous experience has been in management, training, and lecturing. Prior to the AUS, she spent five years with the State University of New York leading a marketing program, and responsible for the development of part time employees. In the UAE, Linzi taught business; was a Professional Development Coordinator; trainer for the Institute of Leadership & Management (UK), training college faculty and administrators, and managers of an international hotel chain. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, she coordinated the information technology curriculum, and was responsible for marketing a new High School there.
At a teacher training college in the People’s Republic of China, Linzi trained new and in-service teachers. Originally from the UK, Linzi worked there as a Team Leader, Hospital Administrator, and Area Manager in private and public organizations, within the fields of education, retail and the National Health Service.

 
TANUJA AGARWALA

is Professor in the Management Faculty at University of Delhi, to the WHEM Network.

Tanuja’s research focuses on gender, work-life integration, career management, performance and reward management, gender, HRM in organizational transformations, cross-cultural issues, and corporate social and environmental
responsibility.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of Gender in Management Journal and recently edited a Special Issue on the theme of ‘women in academia’. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and is currently working on a research study of the academic work environment.

DR ANGELA WROBLEWSKI

is a senior researcher in the sociology department at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. She is a trained sociologist and has a background in the field of gender studies in academia including evaluation of equality policies and women only programmes.

Since 1999 Angela has been involved in several research projects and evaluations focusing on equality policies in (higher) education and labour markets.

During recent years she conducted research and evaluation projects with a focus on equality policies in universities and research institutions. In that context Angela is concerned with the development of indicators to measure gender equality. This includes a critical reflection on the validity of available data and indicators and conceptualisation of new indicators. Furthermore she is interested in the steering function of indicators and monitoring systems in the context of equality policies.

DR SARAH BARNARD

is Lecturer in Sociology of Contemporary Work in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University (UK). Her fields of research include gender, higher education, sociology of SET, the private higher education sector and communications and media.

She has conducted research on women in engineering and higher education over a series of projects: a UKRC project that provided an overview of cultures in SET; an EU-funded project (HELENA) on women and interdisciplinary engineering higher education; an EU-funded project (GenderTIME) on women’s careers in research and academia and a longitudinal study on women’s leadership experiences in HE for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in the UK, which will run until 2020.

Sarah is active on a number of committees at an institutional level that are looking to address gender equality in higher education and has presented papers on women in higher education at international conferences.

CONNIE ZULU

is a professor and researcher in Educational management at the North-West University, South Africa. She completed her postgraduate degrees in General Linguistics and Educational management in South Africa and the United States.
Her university teaching and research career spans 21 years, during which she has taught English and academic skills, English language and educational management classes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In 2015 she obtained a National research foundation ( NRF) rating as an established researcher. Her main research focus is on gender and leadership in higher education and basic education ( primary and high school level).

She is interested in all areas of research about women in management, particularly their experiences as leaders (and managers) in universities and in secondary schools. As a postgraduate student supervisor and promoter, she has successfully supervised more than twenty students in educational management since 2009. She has published many articles, delivered conference papers nationally and internationally, contributed chapters in books –most notably a book on educational research in 2015. She is the research committee chairperson in the Faculty of Education and Training and the co-ordinator of a research entity dealing with Learner discipline and issues of learner misconduct in public schools.

PROFESSOR OZLEM ATAY

is a professor of Management at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey since 1996. She is the Head of Management and Organization Chair in the Department of Management.

She teaches Management and Organization, Human Resources Management (HRM), Enterprise Policy and Strategic Management, Modern Organization Theory, Organizational Behaviour, Management of Multinational Enterprises, Introduction to Management, Management and Organizational Behaviour, Principles of Management and Women in Management.

She worked at the Turkish National Productivity Center as a specialist between 1988 and 1996. She has led a number of training/consulting/research missions in public and private sector enterprises.

She specializes in management, organizational behaviour, productivity improvement techniques, Human Resources Management, strategic management and women studies. She is the author of five books and many academic articles.

She has received research scholarships from the World Bank, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, Ankara University and the Turkish Higher Education Institution. She was a visiting professor at Curtin University Graduate School of Business, Perth, Australia, in 2006; at Aalborg University College of Business, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2008, at Valparaiso University College of Business Administration, Valparaiso, USA in 2011, at Northern Illinois University College of Business, Management Department, DeKalb, USA in the 2012-2013 academic years. She has won “Best Paper Award”, “Success Award” and “Award of Excellence” for three papers presented at three different international conferences.

DR MARIA DE LOURDES MACHADO-TAYLOR

is a researcher at the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education and senior research associate at CIPES, Portugal.

Her areas of research include management, strategic planning, the non-university sector and gender studies. She is the author of books on higher education and other publications in European and American journals.

PROFESSOR PAT O’CONNOR

is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her core research interest is gender: currently focusing on the gendering of management and higher education, and more broadly on the gendering of organizations, leadership, excellence and careers.

She has published roughly 100 peer reviewed publications, including five single authored books, and numerous academic refereed journal articles including those in Gender and Education; Higher Education Research and Development (Special Issue on Leadership); Educational Management, Administration and Diversity; European Journal of Higher Education; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal etc.

Her sixth book, Management and Gender in Higher Education, was published in 2014 with Manchester University Press (distribution by Palgrave Macmillan in the US).

She is currently involved in an EU funded FP7 (2012-17) seven country cross-national research project on Female Empowerment in Science and Technology in Academia (FESTA) including Sweden, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey, Denmark and Ireland. She has been an Evaluator for the European Science Foundation; for Nordic Spaces; and for the Australian Science Foundation; and was Chair (2010) of the International Research Panel for the awarding of Linnaeus funding.

She is a referee for a number of international peer reviewed academic journals. She was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Limerick, being appointed by three Presidents (2000–10 inclusive). She has been a visiting professor at the Institute of Education in London; at the University of Aveiro; at GEXcel Linkoping; at Deakin University and at the University of Melbourne.

DR JENNY NEALE

is currently senior research fellow in the Health Services Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington. She was formerly Head of the School of Social and Cultural Studies and the deputy dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

She has had a long-term involvement in evaluation and research, with a particular emphasis on gender analysis, and has published widely in the area.

 

TERESA CARVALHO

is an assistant professor at the University of Aveiro and senior researcher at the Center for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), Portugal. Her main research interests are institutional governance and management, the academic profession and gender in higher education.

She received external funding and participated in several research projects (including the reorganization of secondary education in East Timor). She is a member of the Editorial Board of ISRN Education and is a referee for several
European journals on higher education. Teresa has published several single authored books and co-authored books as well as co-edited books, and 30 academic refereed journal articles.

She is currently coordinator of the European
Sociological Association (ESA) network 19 – sociology of professions and member
of the board of the International Sociological Association (ISA) research committee 52 ‘Professions’