Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Professor Matthew Brannan

Deputy Director


Matthew Brannan is Deputy Director of Newcastle University Business School and a Professor of Work, Employment and Organisation Studies. Matthew leads on Education and Recruitment and joined the School from Keele Business School where he has the roles of Director of International Partnerships (2009-2014), Director of Learning and Teaching (2014-2016), and acting Director of Research (2016-17).

Matthew has extensive experience in student recruitment, programme design, quality assurance and enhancement. Matthew previously worked at the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester.


Matthew has over 15 years of experience teaching within two major Business schools. His teaching is informed by his research and themed around Human aspects of Organisations, Work and Employment. He has taught on Business, Management and Human Resource Management programmes at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA levels.


Matthew's research focuses on the growth of the service sector and the implications this has for experiences of work. Matthew uses ethnographic techniques to gain an immersive insight into the world of work and its futures.

He continues to research processes of employee branding and forms of misconduct at work, especially in relation to the financial services industry. He has an interest in ageing, the professions and the future of work.

He is a founding editor of the Journal of Organisational Ethnography.