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Anna Einarsdottir
Senior Lecturer in OBTT



As a Senior Lecturer in Work, Management & Organising my area of expertise concerns discriminatory practices at work and promotion of inclusive organisational environments. Whilst gender and sexual identities have taken centre stage in my career, my research involves critical diversity management more broadly, often involving emotionally charged, moral and ethical issues that both people and their organisations struggle or fail to respond to.

My work involves a range of stakeholders in public, private and third sector organisations. I am currently working with NHS Employers, Stonewall and Employers Network on Equality and Inclusion on a major ESRC funded study into LGBT+ employee networks within the NHS ( with the view to creating and sustaining inclusive work environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.


Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation Group




Key research areas:

  • Critical diversity management and stakeholder engagement 
  • Employee networks and (alternative) forms of collectivism at work 
  • Employee voice mechanisms
  • Gender, sexual identities and embodiment
  • Bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Ethical and sustainable management

I welcome PhD interest in these areas.



Selected publications

Einarsdóttir, A. (Accepted for publication). Researcher ethics, solidarity and accountability: The promise of Understanding. In P. D’Cruz (Editor), Handbook on Workplace Bullying. International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.

Hoel, H., Lewis, D. and Einarsdóttir, A. (Accepted for publication). Bullying and Sexual Orientation. In P. D’Cruz (Editor), Handbook on Workplace Bullying. International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.

Einarsdóttir, A. (2016). Family matters: Women who ‘marry’ women in Iceland. Journal of Sociology, 52(2), 173-189.

Einarsdóttir, A., Hoel, H. and Lewis, D. (2016). Fitting the bill?: Disclosure and (dis)embodiment of sexual identities. Work, Employment and Society. 30(3) 489–505.

Einarsdóttir, A., Hoel, H. and Lewis, D. (2015). ‘It’s nothing personal’: Anti-homosexuality in the British workplace. Sociology, 49(6), 1183-1199.

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