Dr. Aileen Lawless PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) SFHEA, FCIPD, MBPS
Title: Dr. Aileen Lawless PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) SFHEA, FCIPD, MBPS
Liverpool Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 231 3851
Aileen is an experienced HRD practitioner and academic. Currently she is employed as a senior lecturer in Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Business School. Prior to this Aileen worked as a senior HRD practitioner within an international organisation. Her practitioner background has influenced her approach to teaching, consultancy and research and this is reflected in her interest in action methodologies and her position on the Editor Board of the international journal Action Learning: research and practice and the LJMU Innovations in Practice journal.
Aileen’s first degree was in psychology (Queens University, Belfast), her Masters was in Management (Salford University) and she completed her PhD with Lancaster University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a Member of the British Psychology Society, and a Member of the British Academy of Management.
Her current research explores the problematic relationship between leadership, management, professional learning, education and work. A particular focus of the research is exploring the potential of management education to achieve change in personal, interpersonal and organizational practices. She is a reviewer for several international journals and has gained research funding both as an independent researcher and as a collaborative partner. Her publications are aimed at bridging the perceived divide between academics and practitioners and she has a particular interest in supporting Insider Researchers; researchers who undertake research within their own organizational setting.