Sandra L. Fielden is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester and also Co-Director of the Centre for Diversity and Work Psychology. She is also Director of the MSc in Organizational and Managerial Psychology and Associate Head of Teaching for PMO Division at MBS. Sandra is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) council from 2005-2008.
She is involved in applied research within the public and private sector and has research in several areas, including European funded research into e-coaching and women?s entrepreneurship; Black and Minority Ethnic small business ownership; occupational stress; and sexual harassment in ethnic minority women. She has worked on research into sexual harassment funded by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, as well as a DTI funded project to produce good practice guidelines for gender and race in the construction industry. This year she was involved in the Cabinet Office?s campaign for the promotion of diversity on public boards and has acted as a judge for the national business awards.
Sandra was the programme director for the highly successful Challenging Perceptions? and Innovations in Coaching and Mentoring? commissioned by the NHS Leadership Centre. As well as heading up a review of the coaching literature for the NHS Leadership centre. She is currently the lead on evaluation for the Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health research and Care (clahrc-gm.nihr.ac.uk) and has been involved in the evaluation of a range of previous Department of Health programmes.
Sandra is well known globally for her work as Editor of the Emerald Journal Gender in Management: An International Journal over the last 10 years, and has been awarded Editor of the Year 2002, 2005 and for Outstanding Service in 2010. Sandra has also been the chair of the Gender and Management? track for the last 3 years at the British Academy of Management and is a founder member of the Gender in Management? special interest group. She is well published with numerous Journal papers and book chapters and is co-editor of three recently published books Individual Diversity and Psychology in Organizations? (with M.J. Davidson), International Research Handbook of Successful Women Entrepreneurs? (with M.J. Davidson) and International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship? (with M.J. Davidson). Sandra is frequently cited in the tabloids, such as the Sunday Times, for her expert opinion in women?s business ownership.
Her research interests are in diversity, women in management, organisational politics, female small business owners, gender and unemployment in managers, sexual harassment, the psychological contract, and organisational change. She is involved in applied research within the public and private sector, including European-funded research into e-coaching for female small business owners, finance and economic growth of small business owners, black and minority ethnic small business ownership, sexual harassment and ethnicity, and entrepreneurship and disability.