Sharon C. Bolton

Professor of Organisational Analysis, University of Stirling

I am best known for my research concerning the management of emotion in organisations and, most recently, my conceptualisation of different dimensions of dignity at work and how this translates into managerial practice. My ideas are disseminated widely via speaking engagements and publication in leading academic and practitioner journals and edited collections, including several papers concerned with conceptualising workplace emotionality, dignity at work, the human in human resource management, public sector management and nursing, and gender and the professions.

The origins of my interests lie in some perennial questions concerning how we can better understand the relationship between people, work and society, and what is the fundamental conception of humanity embedded in the political economy.


  • –present
    Professor of Organisational Analysis, University of Stirling


  • 1999 
    University of Lancaster, PhD management