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:+4411732 81701
  • Email:Harriet.Shortt@uwe.ac.uk
  • Social media: LinkedIn logo Twitter logo

About me

Research: my research focuses on organisational space, artefacts and the materiality of work. I have an expertise in qualitative research methods including visual methodologies, and specifically, participant-led photography. I have led research projects with Stride Treglown and ISG, the Environment Agency, Bristol, the NHS North Bristol Trust, 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 £50,000 collaborative research project with industry: ISG (construction) and Stride Treglown (architects). Please visit https://myuwebbsview.com/about/ for more details.

I, along with colleagues at Portsmouth Business School, Carol Zhang (PI), Hamid Foroughi, and Samantha Warren, have recently been awarded £4,500 from the Society for Advancement of Management Studies.

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

I currently work with a variety of organisations on partnership projects with economic, social and cultural impact including: WAVE – Women in AV, UK; the Affordable Art Fair, London; and Work Wise UK. I have recently been awarded a £10,000 'Grants 4 Growth' fund for a collaborative research project with The Orange Tree co-working hub in Bristol, exploring the lives of entrepreneurs working in shared, coworking, community-based spaces.

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 write a personal blog based on my academic work and creative practices: www.harrietshortt.wordpress.com  For work purposes only, I am active on Facebook, 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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