My doctoral research focused on women's career transitions from employment to self-employment - an area that I have continued to work in ever since. In addition, my interests include changing careers, careers in emerging forms of organization, and research methods in the study of career, focusing in particular on interpretive approaches and the use of narrative.
For many years I have also been involved in a series of studies into perceptions and enactment of management in professional organizations – focusing mainly on scientific research establishments.
My work has been supported through a series of grants from the Economic and Social Research Council and the British Academy. I am on the editorial boards of Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Management Learning and Management Inquiry.