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Michaela Edwards
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Director of UG programmes



I completed my PhD at Lancaster University in 2015 and have since held a lectureship at Lancaster University (2015-2018) and a senior lectureship at Nottingham Trent University (2018-2022).

Departmental roles


I will be taking over as UG Director of programmes from October 2023. I have previously held roles as a Programme and placement lead at Nottingham Trent. I have taught and led across a wide range of modules at UG and PG levels, both face to face and blended/online. I particularly enjoy developing case studies that bring ethical issues to light for students.



I am a critical management scholar engaged in research that spans feminist philosophy, psychoanalytic geography and organisation studies. I have a wide-ranging interest in EDI focusing on care ethics at work, and gender/intersectionality in leadership and management. I have additional related interests in critical approaches to well-being at work and organizational psychoanalysis.

See my published work:


Selected publications

Journal articles

EDWARDS, M., GATRELL, C. and SUTTON, A., 2023. The case for parentalism at work: balancing feminist care- ethics and justice ethics through a Winnicottian approach: a school case study. Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 0167-4544 (CABS 3*, FT 50)

EDWARDS, M., MITCHELL, L., ABE, C., COOPER, E., JOHANSSON, J. and RIDGWAY, M., 2022. ‘I am not a gentleman academic’: telling our truths of micro-coercive control and gaslighting in business schools using ‘faction’. Gender, Work and Organization. ISSN 0968-6673. (CABS 3*)

GALLAGHER, A., EDWARDS, M., NAIR, P., DREW, S., VYAS, A., SHARMA, R., MARSDEN, P.A., WANG, R. and EVANS, D.J., 2021. Anti-interleukin-13 and anti-interleukin-4 agents versus placebo, anti-interleukin-5 or anti- immunoglobulin-E agents, for people with asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021 (10): CD012929. ISSN 1469-493X

JOHANSSON, J. and EDWARDS, M., 2021. Exploring caring leadership through a feminist ethic of care: the case of a sporty CEO. Leadership. ISSN 1742-7150. (CABS 2*)

FROGGATT, K., PAYNE, S., MORBEY, H., EDWARDS, M., FINNE-SOVERI, H., GAMBASSI, G., PASMAN, H.R., SZCZERBIŃSKA, K. and VAN DEN BLOCK, L., 2017. Palliative care development in European care homes and nursing homes: application of a typology of implementation. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18 (6), 550.e7-550.e14. ISSN 1525-8610

Chapter in book

EDWARDS, M., OLDRIDGE, L. and RIDGWAY, M., 2022. Writing as resistance. In: I. FATIMAWATI, A. BADIOZAMAN, V.M. LING and K.D. SANDHU, eds., Women in academia: stories and strategies for navigating the career trajectory. Taylor & Francis. (Forthcoming)

EDWARDS, M., 2020. Ethnography in applied health research. In: C. WALSHE and S. BREARLEY, eds., Handbook of theory and methods in applied health research. Questions, methods and choices. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 88-106. ISBN 9781785363207

Professional or trade journal contribution

EDWARDS, M, and JOHANSSON, J (2021) Healthy workers, healthy organisation? How a ‘sporty’ vision of leadership can harm wellbeing organisation-how-a-sporty-vision-of-leadership-can-harm-wellbeing/

EDWARDS, M.J. and CRUMP, N.J., 2017. Rational and Winnicottian wellbeing 'at work'. Psychotherapy Section Review (60). ISSN 1747-1761.

EDWARDS, M. (2023). When you’re not a ‘Gentleman academic’.

Conversation Articles

EDWARDS, M. (2018). Five ways work can help beat the January blues. work-can-help-you-beat-the-january-blues-89396

EDWARDS, M and SUTTON, A. (2016). Three ways employers get wellbeing at work wrong.


EDWARDS, M., 2016. Book review: Psychoanalytic geographies edited by Paul Kingsbury and Steve Pile. Cultural Geographies, 23 (1), pp. 172-173. ISSN 1474-4740

Conference contribution

OLDRIDGE, L., EDWARDS, M. and MARANDA, R., 2021. Uncensored?  Writing our resistance as an act of self-care. In: Gender in Business Schools Conference, Online, 11 October 2021.

EDWARDS, M., 2021. A Winnicottian approach to the lack of care for educators in the UK education system: how creativity, true self expression and hope are being lost. In: Winnicott: A Present for the Future, Virtual, 25-26 September 2021.

RIDGWAY, M., CHEN, G., EDWARDS, M. and PASS, S., 2021. Just trying to survive: collective reflections of academic mothers. In: A Gendered Pandemic: Covid 19 and Questions of Gender (in)equalities, Virtual, 15 January 2021.





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