Professor Kathleen Riach

  • Professor in Organisational Studies (Management)

telephone: 0141 330 5364
email: Kathleen.Riach@glasgow.ac.uk

Adam Smith Business School, Room 503, Main Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2135-0398

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

Publications

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Number of items: 42.

2020

Kelly, S. and Riach, K. (2020) Halloween, organization, and the ethics of uncanny celebration. Journal of Business Ethics, 161(1), pp. 103-114. (doi: 10.1007/s10551-018-3945-8)

2019

Hales, S., Riach, K. and Tyler, M. (2019) Putting sexualized labour in the picture: Encoding ‘reasonable entitlement’ in the lap dancing industry. Organization, 26(6), pp. 783-801. (doi: 10.1177/1350508418812560)

Simpson, D., Power, D., Riach, K. and Tsarenko, Y. (2019) Consumer motivation for product disposal and its role in acquiring products for reuse. Journal of Operations Management, 65(7), pp. 612-635. (doi: 10.1002/joom.1049)

Hales, S., Riach, K. and Tyler, M. (2019) Close Encounters: Intimate service interactions in lap dancing work as a nexus of ‘self-others-things’. Organization Studies, (doi: 10.1177/0170840619830127) (Early Online Publication)

Davies, O. and Riach, K. (2019) From manstream measuring to multispecies sustainability? A gendered reading of bee‐ing sustainable. Gender, Work and Organization, 26(3), pp. 246-266. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12245)

Jack, G., Riach, K. and Bariola, E. (2019) Temporality and gendered agency: Menopausal subjectivities in women’s work. Human Relations, 72(1), pp. 122-143. (doi: 10.1177/0018726718767739)

Riach, K. and Brewis, J. (2019) The organizational gendering of adulting: negotiating age and gender in the workplace. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity, 5(1),

2018

Canniford, R., Riach, K. and Hill, T. (2018) Nosenography: how smell constitutes meaning, identity and temporal experience in spatial assemblages. Marketing Theory, 18(2), pp. 234-248. (doi: 10.1177/1470593117732462)

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)

Davies, O. and Riach, K. (2018) Sociomateriality and qualitative research: method, matter and meaning. In: Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A. L. and Grandy, G. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: Methods and Challenges. SAGE: London, pp. 133-149. ISBN 9781526429278 (doi:10.4135/9781526430236.n9)

2017

Warren, S. and Riach, K. (2017) Olfactory control, aroma power and organizational smellscapes. In: Henshaw, V., McLean, K., Medway, D., Perkins, C. and Warnaby, G. (eds.) Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781315666273 (doi:10.4324/9781315666273)

Cutcher, L. and Riach, K. (2017) Age in the city: embodied ageing in financial services. In: Aaltio, I., Mills, A. and Mills, J. (eds.) Ageing, Organisations and Management. Springer, pp. 161-182. ISBN 9783319588124 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58813-1_8)

Bariola, E., Jack, G., Pitts, M., Riach, K. and Sarrel, P. (2017) Employment conditions and work-related stressors are associated with menopausal symptom reporting among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause, 24(3), pp. 247-251. (doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000751) (PMID:27749735)

Hales, S. and Riach, K. (2017) From age diversity to embedded ageing: exploring and addressing aged assumptions in organisational practices. In: Parry, E. and McCarthy, J. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 111-131. ISBN 9781137467799 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-46781-2_6)

Hickey, M., Riach, K. , Kachouie, R. and Jack, G. (2017) No sweat: managing menopausal symptoms at work. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 38(3), pp. 202-209. (doi: 10.1080/0167482X.2017.1327520) (PMID:28532219)

Riach, K. , McDonald, P. and Grant-Smith, D. (2017) Financial timescapes: the temporal shaping of young people’s financial lives. Sociology, 51(4), pp. 800-815. (doi: 10.1177/0038038516668125)

2016

Riach, K. , Rumens, N. and Tyler, M. (2016) Towards a Butlerian methodology: Undoing organizational performativity through anti-narrative research. Human Relations, 69(11), pp. 2069-2089. (doi: 10.1177/0018726716632050)

Riach, K. and Jack, G. (2016) The affective economy of the business case for mature aged workers. Social Policy and Society, 15(4), pp. 611-623. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746416000282)

Jack, G., Riach, K. , Bariola, E., Pitts, M., Schapper, J. and Sarrel, P. (2016) Menopause in the workplace: What employers should be doing. Maturitas, 85, pp. 88-95. (doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.12.006)

Smith, C. and Riach, K. (2016) Drug taking and employment: exploring the employable citizen in UK policy. Sociology, 50(1), pp. 24-42. (doi: 10.1177/0038038514554330)

Riach, K. (2016) Ageing: the lived experience of growing up and older in organizations. In: Mir, R., Willmott, H. and Greenwood, M. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies. Routledge. ISBN 9780415702867 (doi:10.4324/9780203795248)

2015

Riach, K. , Loretto, W. and Krekula, C. (2015) Gendered Ageing in the New Economy: Introduction to Special Issue. Gender, Work and Organization, 22(5), pp. 437-444. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12108)

Riach, K. and Kelly, S. (2015) The need for fresh blood: Understanding organizational age inequality through a vampiric lens. Organization, 22(3), pp. 287-305. (doi: 10.1177/1350508413508999)

Riach, K. and Warren, S. (2015) Smell organization: Bodies and corporeal porosity in office work. Human Relations, 68(5), pp. 789-809. (doi: 10.1177/0018726714545387)

2014

Riach, K. , Rumens, N. and Tyler, M. (2014) Un/doing chrononormativity: negotiating ageing, gender and sexuality in organizational life. Organization Studies, 35(11), pp. 1677-1698. (doi: 10.1177/0170840614550731)

Riach, K. and Cutcher, L. (2014) Built to last: ageing, class and the masculine body in a UK hedge fund. Work, Employment and Society, 28(5), pp. 771-787. (doi: 10.1177/0950017013506773)

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)

2013

Riach, K. , Loretto, W. and Krekula, C. (2013) Problematizing gendered ageing in the new economy. Gender, Work and Organization, 20(2), pp. 216-217. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12023)

Kelly, S. and Riach, K. (2013) Monstrous reanimation: Rethinking organizational death in the UK financial services sector. Culture and Organization, 20(1), pp. 7-22. (doi: 10.1080/14759551.2013.851678)

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)

Śliwa, M. and Riach, K. (2012) Making scents of transition: Smellscapes and the everyday in 'Old' and 'New' urban Poland. Urban Studies, 49(1), pp. 23-41. (doi: 10.1177/0042098011399596)

2011

Riach, K. (2011) Understanding the experience of the ‘older worker’ in a globalized world. Work, Employment and Society, 25(4), pp. 806-813. (doi: 10.1177/0950017011419725)[Book Review]

Riach, K. (2011) Situating age (in)equality within the paradigm and practices of diversity management. In: Parry, E. and Tyson, S. (eds.) Managing an Age-Diverse Workforce. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 43-58. ISBN 9781349316632 (doi:10.1057/9780230299115_4)

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)

2009

Riach, K. and Loretto, W. (2009) Identity work and the 'unemployed' worker: age, disability and the lived experience of the older unemployed. Work, Employment and Society, 23(1), pp. 102-119. (doi: 10.1177/0950017008099780)

Riach, K. (2009) Exploring participant-centred reflexivity in the research interview. Sociology, 43(2), pp. 356-370. (doi: 10.1177/0038038508101170)

Riach, K. (2009) Managing ‘difference’: understanding age diversity in practice. Human Resource Management Journal, 19(3), pp. 319-335. (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00096.x)

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 9 21:19:06 2020 BST.
Number of items: 42.

Articles

Kelly, S. and Riach, K. (2020) Halloween, organization, and the ethics of uncanny celebration. Journal of Business Ethics, 161(1), pp. 103-114. (doi: 10.1007/s10551-018-3945-8)

Hales, S., Riach, K. and Tyler, M. (2019) Putting sexualized labour in the picture: Encoding ‘reasonable entitlement’ in the lap dancing industry. Organization, 26(6), pp. 783-801. (doi: 10.1177/1350508418812560)

Simpson, D., Power, D., Riach, K. and Tsarenko, Y. (2019) Consumer motivation for product disposal and its role in acquiring products for reuse. Journal of Operations Management, 65(7), pp. 612-635. (doi: 10.1002/joom.1049)

Hales, S., Riach, K. and Tyler, M. (2019) Close Encounters: Intimate service interactions in lap dancing work as a nexus of ‘self-others-things’. Organization Studies, (doi: 10.1177/0170840619830127) (Early Online Publication)

Davies, O. and Riach, K. (2019) From manstream measuring to multispecies sustainability? A gendered reading of bee‐ing sustainable. Gender, Work and Organization, 26(3), pp. 246-266. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12245)

Jack, G., Riach, K. and Bariola, E. (2019) Temporality and gendered agency: Menopausal subjectivities in women’s work. Human Relations, 72(1), pp. 122-143. (doi: 10.1177/0018726718767739)

Riach, K. and Brewis, J. (2019) The organizational gendering of adulting: negotiating age and gender in the workplace. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity, 5(1),

Canniford, R., Riach, K. and Hill, T. (2018) Nosenography: how smell constitutes meaning, identity and temporal experience in spatial assemblages. Marketing Theory, 18(2), pp. 234-248. (doi: 10.1177/1470593117732462)

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)

Bariola, E., Jack, G., Pitts, M., Riach, K. and Sarrel, P. (2017) Employment conditions and work-related stressors are associated with menopausal symptom reporting among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Menopause, 24(3), pp. 247-251. (doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000751) (PMID:27749735)

Hickey, M., Riach, K. , Kachouie, R. and Jack, G. (2017) No sweat: managing menopausal symptoms at work. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 38(3), pp. 202-209. (doi: 10.1080/0167482X.2017.1327520) (PMID:28532219)

Riach, K. , McDonald, P. and Grant-Smith, D. (2017) Financial timescapes: the temporal shaping of young people’s financial lives. Sociology, 51(4), pp. 800-815. (doi: 10.1177/0038038516668125)

Riach, K. , Rumens, N. and Tyler, M. (2016) Towards a Butlerian methodology: Undoing organizational performativity through anti-narrative research. Human Relations, 69(11), pp. 2069-2089. (doi: 10.1177/0018726716632050)

Riach, K. and Jack, G. (2016) The affective economy of the business case for mature aged workers. Social Policy and Society, 15(4), pp. 611-623. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746416000282)

Jack, G., Riach, K. , Bariola, E., Pitts, M., Schapper, J. and Sarrel, P. (2016) Menopause in the workplace: What employers should be doing. Maturitas, 85, pp. 88-95. (doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.12.006)

Smith, C. and Riach, K. (2016) Drug taking and employment: exploring the employable citizen in UK policy. Sociology, 50(1), pp. 24-42. (doi: 10.1177/0038038514554330)

Riach, K. , Loretto, W. and Krekula, C. (2015) Gendered Ageing in the New Economy: Introduction to Special Issue. Gender, Work and Organization, 22(5), pp. 437-444. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12108)

Riach, K. and Kelly, S. (2015) The need for fresh blood: Understanding organizational age inequality through a vampiric lens. Organization, 22(3), pp. 287-305. (doi: 10.1177/1350508413508999)

Riach, K. and Warren, S. (2015) Smell organization: Bodies and corporeal porosity in office work. Human Relations, 68(5), pp. 789-809. (doi: 10.1177/0018726714545387)

Riach, K. , Rumens, N. and Tyler, M. (2014) Un/doing chrononormativity: negotiating ageing, gender and sexuality in organizational life. Organization Studies, 35(11), pp. 1677-1698. (doi: 10.1177/0170840614550731)

Riach, K. and Cutcher, L. (2014) Built to last: ageing, class and the masculine body in a UK hedge fund. Work, Employment and Society, 28(5), pp. 771-787. (doi: 10.1177/0950017013506773)

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)

Riach, K. , Loretto, W. and Krekula, C. (2013) Problematizing gendered ageing in the new economy. Gender, Work and Organization, 20(2), pp. 216-217. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12023)

Kelly, S. and Riach, K. (2013) Monstrous reanimation: Rethinking organizational death in the UK financial services sector. Culture and Organization, 20(1), pp. 7-22. (doi: 10.1080/14759551.2013.851678)

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)

Śliwa, M. and Riach, K. (2012) Making scents of transition: Smellscapes and the everyday in 'Old' and 'New' urban Poland. Urban Studies, 49(1), pp. 23-41. (doi: 10.1177/0042098011399596)

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. and Loretto, W. (2009) Identity work and the 'unemployed' worker: age, disability and the lived experience of the older unemployed. Work, Employment and Society, 23(1), pp. 102-119. (doi: 10.1177/0950017008099780)

Riach, K. (2009) Exploring participant-centred reflexivity in the research interview. Sociology, 43(2), pp. 356-370. (doi: 10.1177/0038038508101170)

Riach, K. (2009) Managing ‘difference’: understanding age diversity in practice. Human Resource Management Journal, 19(3), pp. 319-335. (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00096.x)

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

Davies, O. and Riach, K. (2018) Sociomateriality and qualitative research: method, matter and meaning. In: Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A. L. and Grandy, G. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: Methods and Challenges. SAGE: London, pp. 133-149. ISBN 9781526429278 (doi:10.4135/9781526430236.n9)

Warren, S. and Riach, K. (2017) Olfactory control, aroma power and organizational smellscapes. In: Henshaw, V., McLean, K., Medway, D., Perkins, C. and Warnaby, G. (eds.) Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781315666273 (doi:10.4324/9781315666273)

Cutcher, L. and Riach, K. (2017) Age in the city: embodied ageing in financial services. In: Aaltio, I., Mills, A. and Mills, J. (eds.) Ageing, Organisations and Management. Springer, pp. 161-182. ISBN 9783319588124 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58813-1_8)

Hales, S. and Riach, K. (2017) From age diversity to embedded ageing: exploring and addressing aged assumptions in organisational practices. In: Parry, E. and McCarthy, J. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 111-131. ISBN 9781137467799 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-46781-2_6)

Riach, K. (2016) Ageing: the lived experience of growing up and older in organizations. In: Mir, R., Willmott, H. and Greenwood, M. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies. Routledge. ISBN 9780415702867 (doi:10.4324/9780203795248)

Riach, K. (2011) Situating age (in)equality within the paradigm and practices of diversity management. In: Parry, E. and Tyson, S. (eds.) Managing an Age-Diverse Workforce. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 43-58. ISBN 9781349316632 (doi:10.1057/9780230299115_4)

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

Book Reviews

Riach, K. (2011) Understanding the experience of the ‘older worker’ in a globalized world. Work, Employment and Society, 25(4), pp. 806-813. (doi: 10.1177/0950017011419725)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Sun Aug 9 21:19:06 2020 BST.

Supervision

Kathleen is interested in supervising projects examining:

  • Organizational discrimination, diversity and inclusion, particularly studies exploring the experience of ageing, gender or illness at work
  • Professional Identity and emotions in the workplace
  • Qualitative methods, particularly innovative methods informed by sociomateriality or feminist theory

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.