Dr Sandra Fielden

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Position: Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology and Co-director, Centre For Equality and Diversity at Work
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations
 

Biography

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.

Research Interests

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.

Additional Information

At undergraduate level Sandra lectures on a diversity of topics, including entrepreneurship, communication and leadership. At postgraduate level lecturing in psychology on the MSC in Organisational Psychology.

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2011

  • Martin, G. P., Ward, V., Hendy, J., Rowley, E., Nancarrow, S., Heaton, J., ... Ariss, S. (2011). The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes: The case of NIHR CLAHRCs. Evidence and Policy, 7(4), 489-509. DOI: 10.1332/174426411X603470. Publication link: 01fa02ba-85d0-4a40-a5b8-8bf6b724b7a7
  • Harvey, G., Fitzgerald, L., Fielden, S., Mcbride, A., Waterman, H., Bamford, D., ... Boaden, R. (2011). The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester: Combining empirical, theoretical and experiential evidence to design and evaluate a large-scale implementation strategy. Implementation Science, 6, [96]. DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-6-96. Publication link: 8488a2d4-d2bf-4d4e-8a17-7dabc31b8d9f
  • Hunt, C. M., Davidson, M. J., Fielden, S. L., & Hoel, H. (2011). Sexual harassment in the workplace – an intervention model.Personnel Review, 39(5), 655-673. . Publication link: 9da24585-d67e-47f7-9817-fd87378d2891
  • Harvey, G., Fielden, S. L., Fitzgerald, L., McBride, A., Waterman, H., Bamford, D., ... Boaden, R. (2011). The Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC): Combining empirical, theoretical and experiential evidence to design and evaluate a large-scale implementation strategy.Implementation Science, 6(96). . Publication link: c98775b7-3348-4500-9ec9-185c92325f87

2009

  • Fielden, S., Mcbride, A., Shen, J., & Sabir, G. (2009). Developing an Understanding of Key Psychological Contract Issues Within the NHS. Department of Health Policy Research Programme, MSM, UMIST.. Publication link: bb4b934d-8c48-45d1-b387-e6a2c06a0456

2007

  • Fielden, S., & Harris, C. (2007). Leadership development in the UK National Health Service: Assessment of transformative academic education.International Journal of Quality Standards, 2 (1). . Publication link: 43868667-dd7b-412c-ab4e-f3936d8836be

2006

  • Woolnough, H. M., Davidson, M. J., & Fielden, S. L. (2006). The experiences of mentors on a career development and mentoring programme for female mental health nurses in the UK National Health Service. Health Services Management Research, 19(3), 186-196. DOI: 10.1258/095148406777888071. Publication link: 633b11bf-32f0-459a-919e-4e93abf7f8a9

2005

  • Davidson, E-M., Fielden, S. L., & Davidson Marilyn, J. J. (2005). Stress and unemployment: A comparative review of female and male managers. In Research Companion to Organizational Health Psychology|Research Companion to Organ. Health Psychology. (pp. 254-292). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: ac33dba0-f233-483a-b26c-5416d70d8efc
  • Dawe, A. J., & Fielden, S. L. (2005). The experiences of Asian women entering business start-up in the UK. In International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship|Intern. Handb. of Women and Small Bus. Entrepreneurship. (pp. 120-132). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. DOI: 10.4337/9781845425586.00019. Publication link: d60342d7-90de-440d-9ec1-49b4ebdc08e9
  • Fielden, S. L., & Davidson, M. J. (2005). The way forward for women business owners. In International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship|Intern. Handb. of Women and Small Bus. Entrepreneurship. (pp. 264-272). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. DOI: 10.4337/9781845425586.00031. Publication link: f54b12e2-9b3d-4af3-8dd4-aa217953bd98
  • Fielden, S. L., & Davidson, M. J. (2005). Stress and Unemployment: a comparative review and research model of female and male managers. In host publication. Athens, Greece: Parisianos S A. . Publication link: 0619adc3-3f63-48b8-974b-fa06a59f2926
  • Fielden, S. L., & Dawe, A. J. (2005). Entrepreneurship and Social Exclusion [Academy of Management Showcase Symposium Special Issue]. Unknown Journal, 19. . Publication link: 564bfc27-59ff-431d-812f-ce56ae56cd6d

2004

  • Davidson, M. J., Woolnough, H., & Fielden, S. L. (2004). The Impact of a Longitudinal Career Development and Mentoring Programme on Female Mental Health Nurses in the NHS in England. In 4th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations.. Publication link: 35a68ba5-e32e-4465-8e73-d329a151d1f6
  • Fielden, S. L., Dawe, A. J., Omar, A., Davidson, M. J., & Hunt, C. (2004). A Pilot Study to Investigate the Problems, Experiences and Barriers faced by a Cross-section of Black and Ethnic Minority Female Entrepreneurs in the Northwest of England. In host publication.. Publication link: 92e7d41f-37f7-4ef4-a0a3-2bb9b4ccf587

2003

  • Fielden, S. L., & Dawe, A. J. (2003). Barriers Preventing Women in the Northwest from Entering into Small Business. In host publication.. Publication link: bdaf544d-0718-4ab9-8af8-64f7db8e39f5
  • Fielden, S. L., Makin, P. J., Dawe, A. J., & Davidson, M. J. (2003). Factors Inhibiting the Economic Growth of Female Owned Small Businesses in North West England. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 10(2). DOI: 10.1108/14626000310473184. Publication link: b89e11c9-aebe-4f0e-bbad-f59132fbf334
  • Fielden, S., & Throup, C. (2003). Managerial Stress in Russia: a comparison by gender, age and occupation. In host publication.. Publication link: 8ee41af7-9bb6-40dd-9b86-80c43b2e0524
  • Fielden, S. L., & Davidson, M. J. (2003). Individual Diversity and Psychology in Organizations: A Wiley Handbook in the Psychology of Management in Organizations. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons .. Publication link: 4997d831-eb11-4b41-a84f-1f567c4a6206
  • Fielden, S., Tench, R., & Fawkes, J. (2003). Freelance Communication Working: the impact of gender on well-being. Unknown Journal, 8. . Publication link: 2bfd8b45-b191-4996-b33c-07ca794c245b

2002

  • Fielden, S., Gale, A. J., Davidson, M., & Rhys, J. S. (2002). Towards Equality in the UK Construction Sector - A Three Year Study. In host publication.. Publication link: e0c6f4bb-2886-46db-9fae-129d822d9929
  • Fielden, S., & Cooper, C. (2002). Managerial Stress: are women more at risk? In host publication. Washington DC, USA: American Psychological Association. . Publication link: c28dc2d1-4bd9-49a9-b733-bc9047ef7490

2001

  • Fielden, S., & Throup, C. (2001). Measuring Occupational Stress in Russia: a critical incident approach. In host publication.. Publication link: 27928251-7c79-456a-a010-af471d793263
  • Fielden, S., Gale, A. J., & Davidson, M. (2001). The New Economy and Changing Employment Relationships: European perspectives on gender and diversity. In host publication.. Publication link: e1c14658-248d-442f-884b-89325a627da9

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1999

  • Fielden, S. L., & Peckar, C. J. (1999). Work stress and hospital doctors: A comparative study. Stress Medicine, 15(3), 137-141. . Publication link: b21db9a6-fe90-407b-8e04-d8a300a2dca8
  • Fielden, S. L., & Davidson, M. J. (1999). Gender Issues Relating to the Success of Micro and Small Businesses During Start-up. In host publication.. Publication link: 4589138e-59a9-4851-bbad-81c8d1cbe236
  • Fielden, S. L., & Davidson, M. J. (1999). Equal Opportunities in Recruitment: the job search experiences of unemployed female and male managers. In host publication.. Publication link: 1508ae88-7e16-4b14-ab9a-864f697db264
  • Fielden, S. L., & Davidson, M. J. (1999). Stress and Unemployment: A Comparative Review and Research Model of Female and Male Managers. British Journal of Management, 10(1), 63-93. . Publication link: 700726b2-3413-4b50-8c95-0ca823b0f8bd