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Dr Emily Yarrow

Senior Lecturer

Emily Yarrow


I am a Senior Lecturer in International HRM at the University of Portsmouth Business School.

My research interests broadly include organisational theory, inequality regimes, impact, and governance in higher education. To date, my research has focused on the impact of research evaluation on female academic careers, research impact, women’s lived experiences of organisational life, and the experiences of older workers. My work has been published in top-tier journals, including Gender, Work and Organization; and Work, Employment and Society, and British Educational Research Journal.

I am passionate about social justice in education and equality of opportunity in organisational life, and I possess a fervent interest in management education overall, particularly surrounding women’s career development, vertical gender segregation and [gendered] power dynamics in organisations. My work contributes to contemporary understandings of gendered organisational behaviour and women’s lived experiences of organisational life. 

As well as developing my publication pipeline, I regularly contribute to online blogs, such as Wonkhe, and I am developing my media presence ongoing. I have also written for outlets including: the LSE Impact Blog, Nature Index, and Times Higher Education.

I have also been integral in recent projects for the Scottish Government and corporate consultancy at The University of Edinburgh Business School. I have a robust commercial background and prior to returning to academia, I worked for Scottish Widows (Lloyds Banking Group), and for Procter and Gamble as a Buyer.

I tweet: @Emilyyarrow1



I hold the following qualifications:


PGCAP Lecturing Qualification (University of Edinburgh),  Full HEA Fellowship

PhD: Queen Mary, University of London

Thesis titled:‘What is the impact of national research evaluation exercises on women’s academic careers in the UK? A case study of the Research Excellence Framework 2014’

Supervisors: Professor Gill Kirton and Professor Mike Noon.


MA with Distinction: Newcastle University Business School

International Business Management, Dissertation titled: ‘World Bank Pension Reform, creating opportunity for UK Pension providers overseas?’ Prize won for ‘Best Dissertation’ (Summa cum laude)


Media Availability


I am available for media comment on any of my research interests in any media, including print, radio or television. I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. 

Areas of my expertise include: Gender equality, the gender pay gap, organisational inequalities and social justice, as well as employment and evaluation issues in Higher Education. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently teach primarily Postgraduate students, on courses including the Global MBA, MBA, and MSc courses such as IHRM and Global HRM. I also teach on various undergraduate modules with a focus on HRM and International Business. 



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