Newcastle University Business School

Professions, Work & Organisation

Professions, Work and Organisation


The Professions, Work and Organization research group is concerned with furthering our understanding of professions, their work and organization.

Our research group's remit covers both traditional professions such as law and accountancy, and new and emerging forms of knowledge work such as management consultancy and project management.

We're decisively multi-disciplinary, bringing together colleagues from a number of management subjects such as organization studies, strategy, employment relations, critical accountancy, marketing and economics. We also reach out to a range of disciplines in the broader social sciences, including sociology, political science, law and economic geography.


Our research covers a broad range of themes, including the:

  • management and organization of professional services firms
  • emergence, development and decline of professional occupations
  • broader societal and institutional role of professional occupations and organizations
  • challenges of equality and diversity in professional contexts


This research group, under the leadership of its director Professor Daniel Muzio, is involved in a number of highly prominent activities which are shaping this field of research.

We're part hosts of the Journal of Professions and Organization (Oxford University Press). This is the first dedicated journal in this area of research.

We contribute to the editing of the Oxford Handbook of Professional Services Firms, and to the delivery of the EGOS standing group on Management, Occupations and Professions in Social Context.

More locally, we organize a regular programme of research seminars, master-classes and dissemination events.

For more information please see the research events page.

Group Members

Head of group

Head of group

Professor Daniel Muzio
Professor of Professions and Organization

Primary group members

Primary group members

Harsh Jha
Lecturer Quantitative Methods Management


Dr Rob Jones
Senior Lecturer DPD Graduate Diploma in Finance Accounting and Business

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1602

Dr Ali Naqvi
Teaching Fellow


Dr Luca Sabini
Visiting Fellow

Professor Roy Suddaby
Professor of Strategic Management and Organization

Dr Jingqi Zhu
Lecturer in International Business Mngmt

Secondary group members

Secondary group members

Dr Clare Butler
Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment


Dr Peter Edward
Director of Full-time MBA, Lecturer in International Business Management

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1599

Professor Giorgio Fazio
Prof of Macroeconomics

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1642

Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1728

Professor Charles Harvey
Professor of Business History and Management

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5812

Dr Allanah Johnston
Degree Program Director, MSc International Business Management / Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8566

Dr Ana Lopes
Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Professor Tom McGovern
Professor of Business History and Management, Associate Director of the Leadership, Work and Organization Group, and Director of The Business, Accounting and Management History Research Group

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1712

Professor Frank Mueller
Chair in Strategy and Organisation

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1682

Professor Iain Munro
Prof of Leadership & Org Change

Dr Victoria Pagan
Lecturer in Strategic Management


Dr Stefanie Reissner
Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisation Studies, Deputy Subject Group Head Leadership, Work and Organisation (LWO)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1717

Dr Paul Richter
DPD - MA Arts Business & Creativity and MSc Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2081696

Dr Luca Sabini
Visiting Fellow

Dr Elaine Tan
Lecturer in Innovation in Management Education

Telephone: 0191 81690

Dr Laurence Vigneau
Lecturer in International Management


Professor Steve Vincent
Professor of Work and Organisation

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1706

Professor Andrea Whittle
Chair in Management and Organization Studies