Dr Selen Kars

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  • Qualifications:PhD, SFHEA, MBA, BA
  • Position:Associate Professor in Organisation Studies
  • Department:FBL - Business and Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 82167
  • Email:Selen.Kars@uwe.ac.uk

About me

My teaching activities include undergraduate and executive courses in the areas of sociology of organisation, leadership studies, high performing teams, interventions for change and innovation. I have specific leadership responsibilities for a first-year module in Understanding Organisations and People and in a suite of work-based projects for the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programmes.

I play an active role in the design and delivery of leadership development and executive education programmes. I am the Programme Leader for the Advanced Leaders Programme (an executive education course accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management).

 In 2020, I achieved the status of Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. My pedagogical approach encompasses reflective practice and the use of artefacts and creative / arts-based methods and online technologies. I am currently the principal investigator on a research project funded by ALDinHe exploring how to translate arts-based pedagogies to the virtual world of teaching.

Area of expertise

As a researcher, I am passionate about understanding the ways organisations and entrepreneurs develop and deploy their intangible resources, such as knowledge, capabilities, and networks to generate growth and achieve learning. From this respect, my research interests lie on the crossroads of several fields including organisational learning, knowledge management, dynamic capabilities and innovation. These areas are connected by my interest in the micro-level aspects and practices of organisational development.

My attention to the micro-level recently has given rise to a new line of practice-informed inquiry to explore the everyday, mundane leaderly practices of ordinary people that redraw the leader-follower relations for the (post)pandemic organising. You can follow this work, The Unleadership Movement, with Dr Hugo Gaggiotti and Prof Carol Jarvis on social media.  You can join us on LinkedIn: The Unleadership Movement and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @unleadership_

I have a curiosity for the application of academic knowledge to practice. I welcome practice driven projects that involves collaboration with industry partners and higher education institutions, nationally and internationally.


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