Mrs Stella Warren

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  • Qualifications:M.A. (Applied Social Research)
  • Position:Research Fellow: Bristol Leadership and Change Centre
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+4411732 83435
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About me

Stella is a Research Fellow in the Bristol Leadership and Change Centre with a background in applied social research. Stella supports a wide range of research project teams within Bristol Business School and also teaches research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her expertise includes social marketing and the understanding​​ of psychological pathways for behaviour change in health; gender and inequality in organisations; the gender pay gap; and women working in male-dominated industries. She is a founder member of alta, an ESRC Impact Award winning mentoring scheme for professional women in aviation and aerospace.​​​ She is also a member of the British and European Sociological Association and on the board of the Research Network ‘Gender Relations, Labour Markets and the Welfare State (RN14).​

Area of expertise

Social marketing and the understanding of psychological pathways for behaviour change in health; equality, diversity and inclusive leadership in organisations; the gender pay gap; and women working in male-dominated industries.

Selection of Research Projects

[2020-2022] Barriers and enablers for female pilots to apply for the pilot trainer role: designing and implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy to effect change in the aviation industry. Higher Education Innovation Fund

[2020-2022] Evaluation of Bristol's Golden Key project, supporting fundamental change in the way services are delivered to address the needs of people with multiple and complex needs.

[2019-2022] Navigating reduced hours careers: Experiences of male and female executives and senior management. BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

[2018-2019] Development of a diagnostic tool to manage the role and design of social marketing. Sustrans

[2018-2019] Centre Line Removal - to investigate whether the removal or non-reinstatement of centre lines on some local roads leads to improvements in road safety, and in particular improvements for cycle users. Road Safety Trust

[2018-present] Planning for later in life/end of life. Public Health England

[2017-present] Building Leadership for Inclusion – Research and evaluation to address inequality within the NHS. NHS National Leadership Academy

[2017-present] Taking forward Wheels Skills and Thrills. Road Safety Trust and Department for Transport

[2016] A review of action plans developed by public authorities in relation to their statutory equality and good relations duties. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI)

[2016] Youth engagement with alcohol brands in the UK. Cancer Research UK

[2016-2017] Dying Matters Evaluation. Public Health England

[2014-2015] 'Close the Deal Fill the Gap' (Support for Civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between men and women) on the Gender Pay Gap, a three-country study with Italy, the UK and Poland. EU Progress funds action grant JUST/2013/PROG/AG/GE

[2014-2015] Building a Mentoring Scheme (alta) to Support Professional Women in Aviation and Aerospace. ESRC, Airbus, RAF, and Royal Aeronautical Society.



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