Sophie Hales

Senior lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Management

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Leadership and management

Sophie Hales is a senior lecturer in management in the Faculty of Business and Law based in Chelmsford. She specialises in management research, organisational behaviour and critical approaches to management.

sophie.hales@anglia.ac.uk

 

Background

Sophie Hales is a senior lecturer in the school of management within the Faculty of Business and Law. 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 sexualised occupations.

Research interests

  • Gender, sexuality, ageing and the body in organisations
  • Emotional, aesthetic and sexualised labour
  • Lived experiences of organisational 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

Fellow Higher Education Academy, FHEA

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.

Journal articles:

Hales, S., Riach, K. and Tyler, M. (under review) Close encounters: Intimate service interactions in lap dancing work as a nexus of ‘self-others-things’. Organization Studies.

Hales, S., Riach, K. and Tyler, M. (accepted 2018) Putting sexualized labour in the picture: Encoding ‘reasonable entitlement in the lap dancing industry. Organization.

Book reviews:

Hales, S. (2015) Ageing, corporeality and embodiment, C. Gilleard and P. Higgs and Fashion and age: Dress, the body and later life, J. Twigg. Reviewed in: Gender, Work and Organization, 22(5), 529-531.

Chapters in edited books:

Hales, S. and Riach, K. (2016) `From age diversity to embedded ageing: Exploring and addressing aged assumptions in organizational practices’, in E. Parry and J. McCarthy (eds) Handbook on Age Diversity and Work. London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Conference papers:

Hales, S., Riach, K. & Tyler, M. (2017) ‘Staging sexuality: Encoding, embedding and enacting lap dancing work’, 10th International Critical Management Studies Conference. Liverpool July 2017.

Hales, S. (2015) ‘Stripping it back: Encoding, embedding and embodying the lap dancing industry’, Quadrangular Conference: Organizational Practices within Contemporary Landscapes. Lancaster, September 2015.