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Business lecturer appointed EDIR Vice Chair with prestigious management organisation

Dr Emily Yarrow, Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisations at Newcastle University Business School, has been appointed Vice Chair of Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect (EDIR) with the British Academy of Management (BAM) from January 2025.

10 June 2024

With this appointment, Dr Yarrow will have responsibility for chairing the EDIR committee and playing a role in the strategic development of BAM. Her role with BAM sits alongside her existing roles within Newcastle University Business School and Newcastle University Senate.

Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect at Newcastle University Business School

Dr Yarrow’s experience and research in this domain is well established internationally. She has a passion for protecting academic freedom, and promoting inclusion and diversity on a professional, as well as personal level. 

Dr Yarrow completed her PhD within the Centre for Equality and Diversity (CRED) at Queen Mary, University of London, having researched the impact of research evaluation on women’s academic careers.

Her scholarly work focuses on and contributes to:

  • contemporary understandings of gendered organisational behaviour
  • women's experiences of organisational life
  • the future of work

Her expertise broadly includes organisational theory, gender and inequality regimes, and governance. This means she is perfectly placed to understand and provide innovative solutions to contemporary EDIR challenges.

Dr Emily Yarrow wearing a blue blazer and glasses, smiling and talking to a colleague in a modern office setting.

Ensuring equality in higher education business programmes

The British Academy of Management is the leading authority on the academic field of management in the UK. It supports and represents the community of scholars and engaging with international peers.

BAM has over 2,000 members from the UK and around the globe, including:

  • management researchers
  • practitioners
  • doctoral students

Its reach is far, and EDIR is a core ethos. Dr Yarrow’s work - both from her research at the School, as well as her existing input into the BAM network - will have considerable significance in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion within the higher education sector and business community.

She explains: “My vision for BAM is to ensure that we remain at the forefront of inclusive scholarship and the promotion of egalitarian academic careers. I am committed to protecting academic freedom, promoting inclusion and diversity, and ensuring the ongoing development of an inclusive BAM community.”