Dr Lloyd Gray

Lecturer in the Department of Leadership and Management

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Leadership and Management Staff - beta version

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Human Resources Management

Lloyd is a lecturer specialising in Organisational Change Management and Human Resource Management.

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Lloyd studied for his first degree, in organisation studies, at the University of Lancaster. His PhD, which explored the philosophy of belonging in modern organisations, was awarded by the University of Essex. Lloyd joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2006. 

Research interests

  • Philosophy of management – explores and questions how philosophical issues inform management theory and practices
  • Post – structuralism
  • Critical HRD


  • Organisational Change Management (undergraduate)
  • HRM and Leadership (post graduate)
  • Reward Management (undergraduate)
  • HRM in context (undergraduate)
  • Managing Human Resources (undergraduate)
  • Business Research Methods (undergraduate)


  • PhD, Management Studies. University of Essex
  • PG Certificate. Anglia Ruskin University
  • BA (Hons) Organisation Studies, University of Lancaster

Selected recent publications

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Gray, L. (2013) The depth metaphor and the conflicts of the therapeutic paradigm in international human resource development, under second review Human Resource Development International, 16 (4) 426 – 440.

Gray, L. (2008) Becoming self harm, theodicy and neo‐primitive organizing – necessary evil or evil of necessity?, Culture and Organization, Vol. 14, Iss. 2.

Recent presentations and conferences

Gray, L., 2014. The alchemy metaphor and market rationalism: what is the function of cutting? 11th International Conference on Organizational Discourse - Terra Firma, Terra Nova, Terra Incognita.

Gray, L., 2011. The depth metaphor and HRD. University Forum for HRD, Anglia Ruskin University.