School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise
Dr Sharon Saunders has recently joined the School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise as a Lecturer. She has a range of teaching, practitioner, consulting and coaching experience in the areas of Leadership Development, Organisational Change, Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD). She has worked in, and with, a variety of organisations in the health, police, higher education and community sectors in both Australia and the UK. She also currently works as an HR practitioner at the University of Cambridge focusing on researcher development. Sharon is also an active member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Sharon’s PhD research focused on the role of leadership development in the context of organisational change. Her current research interests are centred on how knowledge is produced and the transfer of learning, women in leadership/management and creativity in work. Emerging research interests include community and youth leadership and international HRM/women in international management.
Through her work, Sharon seeks to surface embedded assumptions in order to generate individual, group and organisational development/change. Her preferred research approach is ethnographic in its orientation – an approach that was learned ‘on the job’ when she jointly owned and managed a public house in the UK in the 1990’s.
Following 10 years living and working in Australia, she has returned back to the region where she grew up in order to re-establish links, networks and relationships in the East of England region.