Professor Kathleen Riach

  • Professor in Organisational Studies (Management)

Biography

Professor Riach's expertise is in the area of ageing at work and the experience of growing up and older in and around the labour market. Her research explores understanding aspects of working life that are rarely discussed formally, but nonetheless have a significant impact of how people feel, think and behave, including sexuality, the body and emotions.

Her recent work has focused on the intersections between ageing, gender and career trajectories. This strand of research includes working with renowned Australian artist Ross Coulter on a portrait-led research project exploring the economic lives of women over 40 in rural and regional Victoria, and a longitudinal study of ageing in the UK financial services (2010-2020).

Alongside colleagues from Australia, Kathleen has recently launched MIPO (Menopause Information Pack for Organizations), a free, open access suite of resources to help manager's introduce and embed best practice menopause support in the workplace: www.menopauseatwork.org


Research interests

Professor Riach is a member of the School's Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Age discrimination in the labour market
  • Ageing at work
  • Gender inequality and organisations
  • Identity and the body
  • The role of the senses in employee experience

Supervision

Lara Owen
Menstrual Materiality: The Lived Experience of Female Corporeality in Organisational Contexts (2016-2019)

Jordan Brown
Arts-Based Activism: The Business of Non-Peace (2019-2022)

Margaret Lee
A Generational Theory of Workplace Stress: From Burnout to Fallout (2019-2022)


Teaching

  • Organisation studies
  • Qualitative research methods

Additional information

Editorial Board Memberships

  • Human Relations (ABS 4, ABDC A*)(2016 - present)
  • Gender, Work and Organization (ABS 3, ABDC A) (2015 - present)
  • Organization (ABS 3, ABDC A) (2014 - present)

Expert International Reviewer

  • Austrian Science Fund (Austrian Research Council) large grant scheme (2017 - present)
  • ESRC (UK Research Council) large grant scheme. (2013 - present)
  • SSHRC (Canadian Research Council) large grant scheme. (2014 - present)

Professor Riach's visiting positions across the world include invitations to Sweden, Denmark and most recently Germany as a Mercator Professorial Fellow.

As well as collaborating with a range of government, private and public sector organisations, her work and commentaries regularly feature in the media in Australia, the UK and Europe, including ABC National, The Conversation and the BBC.


Publications

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2018

Yates, S., Riach, K. and Johansson, M. (2018) Stress at work, gendered dys-appearance and the broken body in policing. Gender, Work and Organization, 25(1), pp. 91-105. (doi:10.1111/gwao.12179)

2014

Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2014) Bodyspace at the pub: sexual orientations and organizational space. Organization, 21(3), pp. 329-345. (doi:10.1177/1350508413519767)

2012

Turbine, V. and Riach, K. (2012) The right to choose or choosing what's right? Women's conceptualisations of work and life choices in contemporary Russia. Gender, Work and Organization, 19(2), pp. 165-187. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0432.2009.00494.x)

2011

Shaw, D. and Riach, K. (2011) Embracing ethical fields: constructing consumption in the margins. European Journal of Marketing, 45(7-8), pp. 1051-1067. (doi:10.1108/03090561111137606)

2008

Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2008) Organizational romance: theorising and researching an underexplored phenomenon. In: Moutinho, L. and Huarng, K.-H. (eds.) Advances in Doctoral Research in Management. World Scientific: London, pp. 3-17. ISBN 9789812778659

2007

Riach, K. (2007) "Othering" older worker identity in recruitment. Human Relations, 60(11), pp. 1701-1726. (doi:10.1177/0018726707084305)

Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2007) Don't screw the crew: exploring the rules of engagement in organizational romance. British Journal of Management, 18(1), pp. 79-92. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00503.x)

2006

Riach, K. (2006) Older workers: Learning from three international experiences. Social Policy and Society, 5(4), pp. 551-563. (doi:10.1017/S1474746406003253)

2004

Beirne, M., Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2004) Controlling business? Agency and constraint in call centre working. New Technology, Work and Employment, 19(2), pp. 96-109. (doi:10.1111/j.0268-1072.2004.00130.x)

This list was generated on Sun Aug 18 16:28:36 2019 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Yates, S., Riach, K. and Johansson, M. (2018) Stress at work, gendered dys-appearance and the broken body in policing. Gender, Work and Organization, 25(1), pp. 91-105. (doi:10.1111/gwao.12179)

Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2014) Bodyspace at the pub: sexual orientations and organizational space. Organization, 21(3), pp. 329-345. (doi:10.1177/1350508413519767)

Turbine, V. and Riach, K. (2012) The right to choose or choosing what's right? Women's conceptualisations of work and life choices in contemporary Russia. Gender, Work and Organization, 19(2), pp. 165-187. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0432.2009.00494.x)

Shaw, D. and Riach, K. (2011) Embracing ethical fields: constructing consumption in the margins. European Journal of Marketing, 45(7-8), pp. 1051-1067. (doi:10.1108/03090561111137606)

Riach, K. (2007) "Othering" older worker identity in recruitment. Human Relations, 60(11), pp. 1701-1726. (doi:10.1177/0018726707084305)

Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2007) Don't screw the crew: exploring the rules of engagement in organizational romance. British Journal of Management, 18(1), pp. 79-92. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00503.x)

Riach, K. (2006) Older workers: Learning from three international experiences. Social Policy and Society, 5(4), pp. 551-563. (doi:10.1017/S1474746406003253)

Beirne, M., Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2004) Controlling business? Agency and constraint in call centre working. New Technology, Work and Employment, 19(2), pp. 96-109. (doi:10.1111/j.0268-1072.2004.00130.x)

Book Sections

Riach, K. and Wilson, F. (2008) Organizational romance: theorising and researching an underexplored phenomenon. In: Moutinho, L. and Huarng, K.-H. (eds.) Advances in Doctoral Research in Management. World Scientific: London, pp. 3-17. ISBN 9789812778659

This list was generated on Sun Aug 18 16:28:36 2019 BST.