Dr Caroline Gatrell
Management Learning and LeadershipCharles Carter Building
PhD supervisionFrom a start date of October 2014, I will be looking to take on new PhD students intereted in researching health, work and family from a qualitative, socio-cultural perspective. I seek applicants with research interests in maternal bodies; masculinities and work; parenthood and work-life balance, and glass ceilings. Applicants must be self-motivated, well-organised and with a consistently excellent academic track record.
LUMS visiting professor award, Principal investigator, awarded £4,300 (2012) for funding of visit to LUMS in June 2013 by Gary Powell, Professor of Management and Director, School of Business Ph.D. Program, University of Connecticut. Purpose of the visit for Professor Powell to engage with LUMS PhD programme and faculty regarding research in work-family balance, gender and entrepreneurship.
'Work Life Balance: Working for Fathers? Lottery Research Fund (2009 – 2011): Awarded £332,000 + £3,500 follow on funding jointly with the charity Working Families from the Lottery Research Fund. Purpose: As P.I. in collaboration with ‘Working Families’. and with Simon Burnett, Cary Cooper and Paul Sparrow, I explored paternal well-being in the context of employment and workplace stress.
Embodying Maternal Management (2007 – 2008): Awarded £3,259 in 2007 from University’s Small Grants CommitteePurpose: A qualitative research project investigating the conflict between mothers’ professional productive labour and the labour of maternity.
Staying the course? How part-time PhD students manage their own learning (2007 – 2009)Awarded £2929 from the LUMS Pump Priming Scheme. Purpose: to explore how professionally and/or managerially employed part-time PhD students manage their own learning.
Hard Labour: The cultural politics of reproduction (with Imogen Tyler, Sociology) awarded £2,000 from Lancaster University Institute for Advanced Studies.Purpose: development of a significant cross-departmental research project and network
Workshop: Maternal bodies November 2, 2005
Conference: Birth March 6 & 7, 2007
I enjoy supervising PhDs on sociologies of health, work and family in the context of management practices.
I undertake full spectrum teaching: lectures, seminars, dissertation supervision face-to-face and on-line. I teach research methods on DMLL's MA programmes, the School's research training programme and the MSc in Managment. I have convened the module 'Sociology of Childbirth' on Lancaster's undergraduate Medicine degree programme.
My research centres on sociologies of work, health and family. I examine how employed parents manage work-life balance through analysing personal and everyday lives. I explore how the productive labour of paid work interconnects with the reproductive labour of parenting. I undertake these investigations through theoretically driven, empirical research drawing upon notions of the body and gender. From a socio-cultural perspective, I focus on the maternal body; masculinities, and the gendering of management practices.
I enjoy working with the press and media. I have made several appearances on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, and recently joined Laurie Taylor on his 'Thinking Allowed' programme.
PhD Lancaster, MBA Lancaster (awarded with Distinction), MA London, BA Manchester
I am presently Director of Doctoral Programmes in LUMS with Responsibility for strategic development.
From September 2013 I will be Chair of the ESRC DTC Business and Management Pathway (Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool) and also Chair of NARTI (Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative).
In addition to the research project 'Work Life Balance: Working for Fathers', I am developing research on the interrelations between the maternal body, employment and health. I currently have two research monographs in progress as well as papers on maternity, paternity, employment and and health
2. Bevan, V. and Gatrell, C. Knowing her Place: Positioning Women in Science.
3. Gatrell, C. Managing the Maternal Body: Paid work, personal labour and motherhood
- Parents, perceptions and belonging: exploring flexible working among UK fathers and mothers
Gatrell, C., Burnett, S., Cooper, C. & Sparrow, P. expected in 2014 In: British Journal of Management.
- Fathers at work: a ghost in the organizational machine
Burnett, S., Gatrell, C., Cooper, C. & Sparrow, P. 11/2013 In: Gender, Work and Organization. 20, 6, p. 632-646. 15 p.
- Work-life balance and parenthood: a comparative review of definitions, equity and enrichment
Gatrell, C., Burnett, S., Cooper, C. & Sparrow, P R. 07/2013 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 15, 3, p. 300-316. 17 p.
- Managing clergy lives: obedience, sacrifice, intimacy
Peyton, N. & Gatrell, C. 2013 London : Bloomsbury. 216 p.
- Maternal Body work: How Women Managers and professionals negotiate pregnancy and new motherhood at work
Gatrell, C J. 2013 In: Human Relations. 66, 5, p. 621-644. 24 p.