Sophie Hales

Lecturer in the Department of Leadership and Management

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Leadership and Management Staff

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Business Management , Leadership and management

Sophie Hales is a lecturer in management at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School based in Chelmsford. She specialises in management research, organizational behaviour and critical approaches to management.

Background

Sophie Hales is a lecturer in the department of leadership and management in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Sophie holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, MRES in Management Research and a PhD in Management Studies. Her Masters and PhD studies were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and her PhD research explores the lived experiences of sexuality and ageing in sexualized occupations.

Research interests

  • Gender, sexuality, ageing and the body in organizations
  • Emotional, aesthetic and sexualized labour
  • Lived experiences of organizational space, setting and context

Qualifications

  • PhD Management Studies, University of Essex
  • MRES Management Research, University of Essex
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Essex 

Memberships, editorial boards

Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy, HEA

Selected recent publications

Hales, S. & Riach, K. (in press) ‘From age diversity to embedded ageing: Exploring and addressing aged assumptions in organizational practices’, in E. Parry and J. McCarthy (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Age, Diversity and Work. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 
Hales, S. (2015) Ageing, corporeality and embodiment, C. Gilleard and P. Higgs & Fashion and age: Dress, the body and later life, J. Twigg. Reviewed in: Gender, Work and Organization 22(5), 529-531.
Hales, S. (2015) ‘Stripping it back: Encoding, embedding and embodying the lap dancing industry’, Quadrangular Conference: Organizational practices within Contemporary Landscapes. Lancaster, September 2015.