Having originally graduated in Geography from St Catherine's, Oxford, Katrina pursed a career as a management consultant with Accenture for ten years before returning to academia. She held previous roles at LSE, Birkbeck and the Open University before joining Swansea University in January 2017.

Katrina's research interests include the use of digital media and devices at work, the construction of identity in a variety of employment contexts and diversity; with a specific focus on age and gender.  Katrina is interested in qualitative methodological approaches including digital and visual methods.

Katrina is an Academic Member of the CIPD and a Fellow of the HEA.

You can read more about Katrina's research on her blogs: 

https://ageatwork.wordpress.com

https://volunteerexperienceinthedigitalage.wordpress.com

https://katrinapritchard.wordpress.com   

and follow her on Twitter:

@ageatwork

@VolExResearch

@DrKPritchard

Publications

  1. & Credibility lost: attempting to reclaim an expert identity in an HR professional context. Human Resource Management Journal 25(3), 348-363.
  2. & Taking Stock: A Visual Analysis of Gendered Ageing. Gender, Work & Organization 22(5), 510-528.
  3. On “growing up” with QROM: invited contribution for the anniversary issue. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal 10(4), 307-309.
  4. & Performing the Responsive and Committed Employee through the Sociomaterial Mangle of Connection. Organization Studies 36(2), 241-263.
  5. & Baby Boomers and the Lost Generation: On the Discursive Construction of Generations at Work. Organization Studies 35(11), 1605-1626.

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Teaching

  • MN-1006 Managing People

    This level 1 module provides students with an introduction to the study of the organisation and management of people. It considers the historical development of people management and critically evaluates principal theoretical approaches to the management of people in organisations. A consideration of the importance of the organisational context is given. The module also discusses key concepts, theories and research related to organising and leading people in organisations and their implications for management practice. In doing so, this module provides the foundations of the study of organisational behaviour and human resource management at level 2.

  • MN-3513 Leadership

    Leadership continues to be discussed and sought after, even though we now live in supposedly more democratic times with flatter organisations and empowered employees. It also remains a perennial issue in organisation studies, with significant questions concerning how best to understand the theory and development of leadership. Students will be exposed to a range of classical and contemporary approaches to the study of leadership and will examine the practical implications of these for strategic leadership and the management of change.

  • MN-M570 Theories and Frameworks for Management Research

    This module examines the range of theories and frameworks that are utilised in contemporary management research.

  • MN-M571 Contemporary Research Issues in Management

    This advanced research topics module examines contemporary research issues in management and explores the scope of research impact.