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Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration, AGSM, University of New South Wales Australia, 2013
  • Master of Arts Industrial Organisational Psychology, Massey University Auckland, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Psychology, Massey University Auckland 2003
  • Post Graduate Diploma Journalism, Auckland University of Technology, 2007

Background

With over 15 years in Human Resources Management, I have expertise in leadership, organizational development and gender equality.

I am currently working for the United Nations at UN Women in the area of communications, diversity and inclusion. I also have experience in journalism across print, television and radio.

I currently contribute to and have been published in TIME, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post and Forbes. I write on topics related to the advancement of women in organizations

Research Topic

When Political Skill Is Not Enough. The Role of Political Will And Political Skill On Career Success.: A Gender Perspective.

Research Issue

When Political Skill Is Not Enough. The Role of Political Will And Political Skill On Career Success.: A Gender Perspective.

Sector

Profit and Non-Profit

Research Methods

This research will use a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews and direct observation as the data collection methods. This research is exploratory in nature in that it seeks to explain participant meaning of their experiences as it relates to political skill, social networks, political will and gender in organizations.

Theoretical Perspective

This research follows a constructivist paradigm and will assume a relativist ontology, a subjectivist epistemology and a naturalistic set of methodological procedures. This research design is appropriate as it will identify individual perspectives of organizational politics as well as the contextual factors that shape this.

Published Papers

Michelle King, Dianne Gardner, (2006) "Emotional intelligence and occupational stress among professional staff in New Zealand", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 14 Iss: 3, pp.186 - 203

Why I Chose Cranfield

The Management School has a strong reputation in my area of research interest.