Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Clare Butler

Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment

Background

Clare is Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment at Newcastle University Business School. Taking a sociological approach to the study of work, her research explores self-regulation, professionalism and discrimination.

She has published articles in a range of journals, including Work, Employment and SocietyAccounting Education, International Journal of Educational Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, and New Technology, Work and Employment.

She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and British Academy of Management (BAM), and sits on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society (WES).

Research

Research Interests

Clare's research interests focus on self-regulation at work; professions and professionalism; workplace discrimination; and qualitative research methods.  

Research Groups

Human Resource Management, Work and Employment (HRMWE)

Professions, Work and Organization (PWO)

Research Funding

Dominic Barker Trust - Apr 2014 to Mar 2015 - Principal Investigator, 'The work of speech and language therapists'.

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Teaching Development Grant - Aug 2012 to Jul 2013 - Principal Investigator, 'The Probabilities of Communication' - see HEA blog 

Dominic Barker Trust - Jan 2012 to Sep 2012 - Principal Investigator, 'Stammering and the Workplace'

Research Engagement 

Jan 2017 to Dec 2019 - Editorial Board Member of the journal Work, Employment and Society

Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 - Associate Board Member of the journal Work, Employment and Society

Nominated for 2015 SAGE prize for Innovation/Excellence for paper: 'Wanted - straight talkers: stammering and aesthetic labour' 

Reviewer for British Journal of Management, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Policy & Politics, Studies in Higher Education, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Academy of Management, British Journal of Sociology, European Management Journal, Organization, Human Relations

The British Sociological Association reported on Clare's work - 'employer's routinely discriminate against people who stammer' - click to download pdf 

Clare's research highlighting the challenges for people who stammer, both in the educational environment and at the workplace, has featured in The Guardian, The Independent and on BBC radio.    

Keywords: aesthetic labour, discrimination, identity, performance, performativity, practice, professions, professionalism, roles, qualitative research methods, work

Teaching

Academic Year 2017/2018

BUS2010 - People, Management and Workplaces (UG) - Module leader

BUS3051 - Management Studies Dissertation (UG)

NBS8385 - HRM and Society (PG)

NBS8500 - Dissertation (PG)

Dissertation supervisor (UG and PG)

Publications