Kae holds research degrees (Masters and PhD) in Organisational Leadership and Leadership Studies. Her areas of expertise are critical leadership studies, ethics, servant leadership, feminist ethics, and ethical leadership.
Kae's current research focuses on ethical leader development using innovative methods of inquiry with a critical feminist/critical leadership lens. Some examples include the reflexive construction of leader ethical identity through the medium of poetry, communicative and socially embedded construction of gendered leader identity (gendered discourse analysis of business leaders' radio interviews), arts-based inquiry of relational and socially embedded aspects of ethical and unethical leadership, women’s leadership in non-profit organisations, women’s motivation to lead, the motivation to serve, moral reasoning orientation in servant leadership.
Recent publications that Kae has contributed to fall in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric, are ranked e.g. number 7 among most read articles in the past 6 months, and boast 16-30K views/downloads since publication. Among them "Beating the virus" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13678868.2020.1779543#metrics-content and "Reshaping HRD in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic" https://journals.sagepub.com/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=ADH.
Furthermore, Kae has over 15 years of experience teaching in higher education in Europe, the Middle East, the US, and the UK as well as some 15 years of experience working in the private and public sectors managing information technology and organisational communication projects, processes, and systems.
Research Grant for Greenleaf Scholars 2010, Best Full Paper award Gender in Management 2020, PhD Bursary Bid Recipient 2016