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Professor Melissa Tyler

Position in departmentPhD Director, Management, Marketing and Organisation (MMO)
Staff positionProfessor of Work and Organization Studies
Telephone01206 874112
RoomEBS 3.81
Academic support hoursYou can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911

 B Soc Sci (Hons) Cultural Studies; PG Dip (Research Methods); PhD (Sociology) 

Current research

An ethnographic study of sales-service work in licensed and unlicensed sex shops in Soho, London

Lived experiences of gender, sexuality and ageing at work (with Kat Riach and Nick Rumens)

Gender and commemoration in work organizations (with Karen Dale and Leanne Cutcher)

Discrimination and disrespect in the workplace (with Philip Hancock)

Research interests

Feminist perspectives on work and organization
Gender, sexuality and embodiment at work
Organizational space, place, aesthetics and materiality
Emotional, aesthetic and sexualized forms of labour
Sales-service work and consumer culture

I am interested in supervising students looking to undertake PhDs in the following areas:

Gender, sexuality and the body in work organizations

Any work drawing on and developing feminist theory

The organization, management and lived experience of organizational space, place and setting

Emotional, aesthetic and sexualized labour in sales-service work

Teaching responsibilities

BE480 Equality and Diversity

BE959 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods


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