Professor Bolton completed her PhD at the University of Lancaster Management School in 1999. She then enjoyed a period as Simon Marks Research Fellow at University of Manchester in the Sociology Department before taking up her first lecturing post at University of Lancaster Management School in 2000. She moved to University of Strathclyde Business School where she was Professor of Organisational Analysis between 2007-12 and Head of the Department of Management from 2010-2012. She joined the University of Stirling in December 2012 as Director of Research and Professor of Organisational Analysis within Stirling Management School. Before joining academia, Professor Bolton worked as a Senior Administrator in the public and private sectors.
Professor Bolton’s research interests broadly cover the sociology of work with a particular focus on the emotional labour process, public sector management, the nursing and teaching labour process, gender and the professions, and dignity in and at work. Her recent research is focused upon an exploration of ‘dignity in and at work’, and a consideration of managerial work within a moral economy. The origins of Sharon’s research interests lie in some perennial questions concerning what is it to be human, how can we better understand the relationship between people, work and society, and what is the fundamental conception of humanity embedded in the political economy?
Professor Sharon Bolton
Dean of the Stirling Management School
Professor Sharon Bolton, Dean of the Stirling Management School