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University of Stirling


Professor Sharon C Bolton

Dean of the Stirling Management School

Stirling Management School University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Professor Sharon C Bolton

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About me


  • BA (Hons) Organisation Studies (UCLAN)
  • PhD Management (Lancaster University Management School)

I joined the University of Stirling in December 2012 as Director of Research from the University of Strathclyde Business School, where I was Head of Department. In March 2013, I became Head of Stirling Management School.

Prior to joining Strathclyde Business School in March 2007, I spent seven years at Lancaster University Management School. I have also worked as a Senior Administrator in the public and private sectors.

Whilst at Strathclyde, I helped develop an Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community in partnership with the Athens Institute of Education and Research (ATINER), where I am Head of the Management Research Unit. The initiative will now be based at Stirling Management School.

I am best known for my research concerning the management of emotion in organisations and, most recently, my conceptualisation of different dimensions of dignity at work and how this translates into managerial practice. My ideas are disseminated widely via speaking engagements and publication in leading academic and practitioner journals and edited collections, including several papers concerned with conceptualising workplace emotionality, dignity at work, the human in human resource management, public sector management and nursing, and gender and the professions.

The origins of my interests lie in some perennial questions concerning how we can better understand the relationship between people, work and society, and what is the fundamental conception of humanity embedded in the political economy.


  • The Knowledge Based Economy Colloquium: Institute Advanced Studies (IAS), Lancaster University. 19-20th October 2005
    Type of eventConference
    LocationLancaster University
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