Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Sue Abbott

Senior Lecturer in Management


Dr Sue Abbott joined the Newcastle University Business School as Senior Lecturer in Management in September 2016.

Sue is Chair of the Business School Equality/Diversity Committee.

Prior to this Sue worked as a Senior Lecturer (Human Resource Management) at Northumbria University Business School from April 2005 where she was Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business with HRM programme.

Previous workplace positions prior to joining academia included:

Senior HR consultant (Newcastle CIty Council) from 2003-2005  and Brigade Personnel and Equality officer (Tyne and Wear Fire Service) from 1993-2003. Sue also worked for a number of other organisations including Bristol City Council, Avon County Council, Blyth Valley Council and Northumberland County Council.

Qualifications: PhD;MA; FCIPD; FHEA;PCAPL.

Sue has specialised in equality and diversity in the workplace whilst also having expertise in management and human resource management. Her current area of interest relates to 'lad culture' and in April 2015 Sue organised the first North East summit on this topic. As a result Sue has been asked to speak at various events on this topic.Additionally Sue has presented at various academic conferences on topics such as women and trade unions and related gender areas such as harassment at work. Sue has also an interest in LGBT and race in the workplace topics.

Sue  teaches on various large undergraduate modules such as BUS1015 (Management and Organisation) and BUS 2019 (Understanding  Work and Organisations). Sue is Module Leader for  BUS 2000/2027/2028  which is an undergraduate Human Resource Management module. She also teaches on BUS 2005 / BUS 2025 /BUS3024/NBS 8383