Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Victoria Pagan

Lecturer in Strategic Management



Before joining the Business School in May 2011, Victoria worked for 8 years in commercial research and consultancy for the public sector, local government and non-departmental public bodies. Prior to this, she worked as a researcher for an audience development agency and as a learning support assistant within a local comprehensive school.

Current Roles and Responsibilities 

Lecturer: BUS 3054

Module Leader: BUS 3051


Previous Roles and Responsibilities

Research Assistant to the REF Taskforce, Newcastle University Business School

Research Assistant to Professor Charles Harvey, History and Practice of Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

Research Assistant to Dr Stefanie Reissner, ESRC project 'Managerial Storytelling in Practice: Dynamics and Implications


BA (Hons) Anthropology

MA Management

PGCert Academic Studies and Practice

PGCert Research Training

PhD Organisation Studies



Member of EGOS 

Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Research Interests

Victoria's research interests include: business anthropology, organizational studies, human relations, ethnographic inquiry, social psychology and communication.

The overall aim of Victoria's PhD research is to examine how the current socio-economic order is challenged by different forms of organizing in sustainability debates. Particularly, how different forms of organizing are putting forward new ideas to solve the world's biggest social, environmental and economic problems, and what is the motivation and interests demonstrated through their proposals. The research sites are the World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum as collective forms of organizing that are debating and discussing different ways to respond to issues of sustainability. The main research questions are:

1) What are the relationships between incumbent and challenging forms of organizing in sustainability debates?

2) How do different forms of organizing perceive and respond to global inequalities?

3) What effects do these forms of organizing have on the current socio-economic order?

In her previous research and consultancy role, Victoria managed and delivered fieldwork on a range of projects for a number of clients. Example reports for which she was lead author are as follows.   

Scottish Arts Council

Review and Evaluation of the Quality Framework

Scottish Arts Council

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Cultural Co-ordinators in Scottish Schools Programme


Scottish Arts Council

Final Reports - Cultural Coordinators in Scottish Schools

Cultural Co-ordinators in Scottish Schools Programme: Monitoring Report - Executive Summary



Evaluation of What Money Means



Victoria has a keen interest in teaching and has previous experience of delivering learning in classroom and workshop settings. She has completed the City and Guilds 7302 Certificate in Delivering Learning and Part A of the Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has completed the Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Studies and Practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.