Aston Business School
Dr Bridgette Sullivan Taylor is currently Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Aston Business School, UK. Previously she was Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Warwick Business School, UK. Bridgette Sullivan Taylor is a member of the Advanced Institute of Management (AIM), Chatham House (RIIA), (EGOS) and (SMS). Bridgette has previously held strategic management positions and academic appointments in NZ, the UK and Europe and has received a number of Outstanding MBA Teaching Awards, Bridgette's research interests include understanding strategic thinking and acting in different international business contexts; organisational challenges with implementing corporate strategy, organisational change and the development of capabilities for achieving sustained competitive advantage, innovation and corporate resilience in the face of new phenomena (e.g. the rise of emerging markets such as China, global uncertainties and extreme events (such as the global financial crisis, pandemics, global climate change) to inform both policy. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Global and India Studies, at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Read more.
University of Leicester
Dr Shiraz held an IAS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Dr Shiraz’s research concerns the internal dynamics of the civil conflict in Colombia from the onset of La Violencia in 1946. Her PhD research used archival material, interviews and press clippings with an emphasis on academic literature from Colombian authors to explore the development of the conflict since 1946 and offer an up to date, historical analysis of the Colombian conflict. Her postdoctoral fellowship sees the development of a monograph which offers a comprehensive history of violence in Colombia from 1946 to the present day. It seeks to challenge current development based models of conflict resolution by offering sophisticated and policy relevant understanding of how liberal development strategies, far from reducing the chance of violent conflict, can intensify violence. Read more.
Dr Deborah Brewis
Dr Brewis held and IAS Early Career Fellowship until taking up a position as Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Kingston University.
An early-career researcher of management and organisation, with a focus in critical diversity studies. Deborah’s research interests lie in various issues relating to management of the ‘self’, experiences of work, and inequalities. Currently working on an artistic collaborative project and further developing her doctoral research on diversity practitioners, Deborah’s plans for future work are in the areas of new media work, in particular the emergent occupation of ‘Social Talent’. Specifically, the relationship between work and life, and of authenticity when the self is ‘brand’.
Reem is currently studying for a PhD with the Centre for Applied Linguistics under Dr Steve Martin. Reem's research focusses on teaching through drama, refugee education and action research.
Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), University of Middlesex
Dr Serena Dyer is currently Curator of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) at the University of Middlesex, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick. In 2016-2017 she was a Teaching Fellow in Early Modern European History, and an Early Career Fellow in the Institue of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick.
In 2016 she submitted her ESRC funded PhD in the department of History, entitled 'Trained to Consume: Dress and the Female Consumer in England, 1720-1820', supervised by Professor Giorgio Riello. Research interests inlcude: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century material culture, material literacy, craft, skill, production and making, retail and consumption history, fashion and dress history, women's history, and urban history.