Dr Harriet Shortt

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Hons) MSc PhD PGCLTHE
  • Position:Associate Professor in Organisation Studies
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 81701
  • Email:Harriet.Shortt@uwe.ac.uk
  • Social media: LinkedIn logo Twitter logo

About me

​Research: my research focuses on organisational space, artefacts and identity. I have an expertise in qualitative research methods including innovative visual methodologies, specifically, participant-led photography. I have led research and consultancy projects with the Environment Agency, Bristol, the NHS North Bristol Trust, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London and a wide variety of Hair and Beauty Salons across the UK. My research has industry and academic impact and has been published in journals including Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, Management Learning and the International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion.

My work is internationally recognised at the highest level, having won Paper of the Year 2015 in Human Relations.

I am currently leading a collaborative research project with industry: ISG  (construction), Godfrey Syrett (furniture), and Stride Treglown (architects). Please visit www.myuwebbsview.co.uk for more details.

Business Engagement: I have been a Subject Business Associate in Organisation Studies for the Bristol Business Engagement Centre. I am the UWE Bristol Business School Liaison for The Small Business Charter http://smallbusinesscharter.org/

I work with a variety of organisations on partnership projects with economic, social and cultural impact including: ISG, Stride Treglown, and Work Wise UK: https://www.workwiseuk.org/ 

Teaching: in 2011 I was awarded the Learning and Teaching Fellowship at the University of the West of England for excellence and innovation in academic teaching and learning. In 2014 I achieved the status of Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. My teaching activities include postgraduate and undergraduate Module Leadership and Programme Leadership in the areas of leadership studies, self-leadership identity, creative interventions for change, and coaching and mentoring. My pedagogical approach encompasses reflective practice and the use of innovative visual methods and online technologies.

Social Media: I am a member of and run the blog for the Bristol Leadership and Change Centre: www.aspotlightonleadershipandchange.wordpress.com 

I write a personal blog based on my academic work and creative practices: www.harrietshortt.wordpress.com  For work purposes only, I am active on Twitter @HarrietShortt and Instagram drharrietshortt and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/harriet-shortt-33225348/ 

I am Chair of the UWE Women in Research Mentoring Scheme and run the WRMS Twitter account @WomenRes_Mentor

Area of expertise

organisational space; liminal space; materiality; identity; visual and creative methodologies; hair and beauty industry; interventions for creativity and change; coaching and mentoring; facilitation; teaching and learning; higher education; organisational behaviour


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