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Dr Juliet Kele
Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM)



Dr Juliet Kele is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at the University of York. She has previously worked at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, at the University of Birmingham, and at the University of Leeds, where she completed her PhD (ESRC Fellowship).

Juliet was awarded Fellowship of the HEA via the PGCAP route and attained Distinction in her Level 7 Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA) in 2023. She was nominated for a Teaching Award in the Student Led Teaching Awards 2023 at Northumbria University and received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence while at Leeds in 2018.

She has a love of languages, stemming from her UG degree at the University of Nottingham.

Departmental roles

EDI Champion for the School for Business and Society



Dr Juliet Kele is passionate about conducting research on equality, diversity, and inclusion and specifically, using intersectionality theory to advance our understanding of the lived experience, inequalities and power relations.

Her ongoing research cuts across the following areas:

  • Intersecting identities (e.g., gender, race, age, class), discrimination and social justice
  • Career progression inequalities
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Intersectional and inclusive pedagogies
  • Creation and structure of organisational cultures, especially within SMEs




  • Lecturer and seminar tutor for MAN00015I-A - Behaviour in Organisations
  • Seminar tutor for MAN00059H-A - Management in the Twenty-First Century

Semester 2 TBC


Selected publications

Kele, J., Cassell, C., Ford, J., & Watson, K. (2022). Intersectional identities and career progression in retail: the experiences of minority-ethnic women, Gender, Work & Organisation, 29(4) pp. 1178-1198. DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12830

Kele, J. & Cassell, C. (2022). The face of the firm: the impact of employer branding on diversity, British Journal of Management, 34: pp.692-708. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12608

Cassell, C., Watson, K., Ford, J., & Kele, J. (2021). Understanding inclusion in the retail industry: incorporating the majority perspective. Personnel Review, 51(1), pp. 230 -250. DOI: 10.1108/PR-02-2020-0083.

O Bonsu, N., TyreeHageman, J. & Kele, J. (2020). Beyond Agenda 2030: Future-Oriented Mechanisms in Localising the Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainability, 12(23), 9747.

Cassell, C. & Kele, J. (2020). Managing Diversity and Inclusion, in T Redman & A Wilkinson (eds), Contemporary Human Resource Management: Texts and Cases. 6 edn, SAGE Publications.

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF


Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation


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