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Last updated 18th April 2024


Gemma joined the Department of Management in the Business School at the University of Huddersfield in 2021 after completing her bursary awarded PhD at the Open University Business School in 2020. She graduated in Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013 and completed a bursary awarded Masters by Research (MRes) at the Open University Business School in 2015. During her postgraduate studies Gemma has been involved with a number of distance learning modules run by the Open University within the area of Human Resource Management and Leadership. Gemma completed her PhD which focused on how identities such as gender and disability materialise within two different types of organisations (sheltered and mainstream).

Gemma currently has graduate membership to the British Psychological Society since 2015 and is a member of the British Academy of Management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Sheltered employment
  • Mainstream employment
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Diversity and inclusion in organisations
  • Intersectionality
  • Identity
  • Embodiment
  • Materiality
  • Performativity
  • Ethics and power/resistance


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