Harriet Shortt is an Associate Professor in Organisation Studies at Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Harriet is the Principal Investigator for this POE project at Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School. She has expertise in innovative visual methodologies, and has led several research projects in both public and private sector organisations that examine spatial change and the impact of work space on employees 92 everyday working practices. Harriet has worked with organisations such as the NHS, the Environment Agency, NatWest, Work Wise UK, Swindon Borough Council, and a wide variety of Hair and Beauty Salons across the UK.
Samantha Warren is an expert in using visual and sensory methodologies to explore the hidden dimensions of organisational life. She has undertaken projects on workplace fun, the professional identity of accountants, the importance of office clutter and territory at work, gender and dress in the workplace, performance management, remote-working, and many other topics from music production/ DJing as a career to women’s experiences of pregnancy at work. She is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Visual Organisation, and is a Series Editor for the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities. She currently holds Professorial positions at Cardiff Business School and Umeå University, Sweden and divides her time between the south coasts of Wales and England where she feels blessed that she can see the sea from both her bedroom windows.
Hello, my name is Laura Collett and I am the Bristol Business School/ Bristol Law School Project Officer for Accreditations and Special Projects. Prior to this role, I worked as Executive Officer to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law. In 2002 I graduated from the University of Plymouth where I undertook a Visual Arts degree. In 2016-17, as part of the Faculty’s move to the new Bristol Business School building, I led the project team that worked on acquiring and displaying students’ artworks that now hang across the building. I am now leading on the next phase of that project – to commission and engage students and local artists to create a vibrant and visually inspiring environment in our amazing new home!
I am the Head of Faculty Strategic Developments in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) and lead faculty strategic developments to ensure the effective delivery and achievement of our business objectives. I am currently working as client project manager alongside the Faculty Executive to lead and manage the faculty strategic development of a new 8,500 sqm Engineering facility. My previous role was client project manager working alongside the Faculty Executive in the Faculty of Business and Law to lead and manage the faculty strategic development of the new £56m Bristol Business School building.
Ph.D. lectures and conducts research at the Department of Organisation Studies and is Associate Head of Department at the Faculty of Business and Law of the University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. He is currently Visiting Professor at The New School for Social Research. The Robert Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies in New York, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Management Studies from ESADE Business School and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. The focus of Hugo’s writing is on the intersections between rhetoric, rituals, nomadic management and the symbolic constructions of space and time in organizations.
Svetlana Cicmil is Director of Doctoral Research in Business and Law at UWE, Bristol. A civil engineer by training, she had worked in the construction industry before joining the international academic environment as a researcher and management educator in the mid-1990s. Her professorship is in the study of project-based work in a global context, with a particular focus on the emergence of ‘projectified’ society and on the lived experience of project workers and project managers. As a co-founder of an influential research movement known as ‘Making Projects Critical’, Svetlana received the prestigious PMI Research Achievement Award for 2017 from the USA-based Project Management Institute.