Professor of Organisation and Consumption, University of Leicester

Jo has an undergraduate degree and a doctorate from UMIST, and worked at the Universities of Portsmouth and Essex before joining what is now the School of Business in August 2004.

Her research Interests include the intersections between the body, identity, sexuality, consumption, culture and processes of organising, as recently articulated in papers on stigma management in the private security industry and methodological issues in organization studies research which mobilizes queer theory. These foci have been conceptualized using a framework derived from theorists including Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu and Judith Butler; and empirically explored via semi-structured interviews, focus groups and analysis of secondary texts such as films and television series. Jo also has an abiding interest in research methodology in organization studies.


  • –present
    Professor of Organisation and Consumption , University of Leicester