Biography

I am a Professor in Management at Keele Management School and have held the role of Director of Reseach, Director of Learning and Teaching and Director of International Partnerships. I am a member of the School’s senior management team and have extensive experience in programme design, quality assurance and enhancement. I previously worked at the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester and was awarded a PhD from Wolverhampton University for my work on Call Centres and Employee Resistance.

My research focuses on the growth of the Service Sector and the implications this has for contemporary experiences of work. I have specific expertise in the use of ethnographic techniques to gain an immersive insight into the world of work. I am currently working on understanding processes of Employee Branding more fully and forms of misconduct at work, especially in relation to the Financial Services Industry.

I am founding editor of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography and a founder member of the Annual Liverpool, Keele Ethnography Symposium.

Research and scholarships

My teaching involves the provision of critical Business and Management education at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience levels. I have extensive experience in the teaching of core Business and Management topics including HRM and Organization Studies. I have a keen interest in developing student awareness and expertise in qualitative inquiry especially Ethnography and Participant Observation.

My pedagogic practice involves the teaching of a diverse student body and I have experience of teaching in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and I am a member of the Higher Education Academy.

I have supervised and examined numerous PhD students and have a number of on-going supervisory roles. I welcome further doctoral students especially in my specific areas of research interest of Employee Branding, Call Centres, Services Work and Employee Misconduct.

Completed PhD Projects;
  • Teresa Oultram - Exploring the identities of the young male worker: A case study of English Apprenticeship schemes. (ESRC Funded).
  • Hala Fawzy Mansour - The impact of New Public Management on UK Universities.
  • Elham Mohamed - Knowledge Management in the UK pharmaceutical Sector.
  • Andrew Hodder - The Civil Service, from model employer to modernised state.
  • YI Zhang - The Contribution of Steven Cheung, Joseph Stiglitz and the Development of Contract Theory.
  • Mick Pender - A Study of Green Fields Sites Within Royal Mail.
  • Hussan Aslam - Organisational Culture in the UK Banking Industry.

Teaching

My teaching involves the provision of critical Business and Management education at under-graduate, post-graduate and post-experience levels. I have supervised several PhD students and have a number of on-going supervisory projects but would welcome further doctoral students especially in my specific areas of research interest. 

I have extensive experience in the teaching of core Business and Management topics including HRM and wider organization studies and a keen interest to develop student awareness and expertise in qualitative inquiry especially Ethnography and Participant Observation.

My pedagogic practice involves the teaching of a diverse student body and I have experience of teaching in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. I hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which was awarded by Keele University, and I am a member of the Higher Education Academy.

Selected Publications

  • Brannan MJ, Fleetwood S, O'Mahoney J, Vincent S. 2017. Critical Essay: Meta-analysis: A critical realist critique and alternative. HUMAN RELATIONS, vol. 70(1), 11-39. link> doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ. 2017. Power, corruption and lies: Mis-selling and the production of culture in financial services. HUMAN RELATIONS, vol. 70(6), 641-667. link> doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ. 2015. "You're not going anywhere" Employee Retention, Symbolic Violence and the Experience of Participation and the Structuring of Subordination in a UK-based Call Centre. The Sociological Review. doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ, Parsons E, Priola V. 2015. Brands at Work: The Search for Meaning in Mundane Work. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, vol. 36(1), 29-53. link> doi> full text>
  • Ryan J. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 57). link> full text>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Brannan MJ, Parsons E, Priola V. 2011. Branded Lives. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Brannan MJ, Fleetwood S, O'Mahoney J, Vincent S. 2017. Critical Essay: Meta-analysis: A critical realist critique and alternative. HUMAN RELATIONS, vol. 70(1), 11-39. link> doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ. 2017. Power, corruption and lies: Mis-selling and the production of culture in financial services. HUMAN RELATIONS, vol. 70(6), 641-667. link> doi> full text>
  • Russell S and Brannan MJ. 2016. "Deregulation is so nineteen eighties, we’re into ‘better regulation’ now”: Exploring the unintended consequences of self-regulation through enterprise in the Passive Fire Protection industry. Journal of Organisational Ethnography, vol. 5(3), 287-303. doi> link> full text>
  • Russell S and Brannan MJ. 2016. "Getting the right people on the bus" recruitment, selection and integration for the branded organisation. European Management Journal. doi> full text>
  • Hopfl H, Hamilton L, Brannan M. 2017. A gendered perspective on Learning to Labour. CULTURE AND ORGANIZATION, vol. 23(2), 85-94. link> doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ. 2015. "You're not going anywhere" Employee Retention, Symbolic Violence and the Experience of Participation and the Structuring of Subordination in a UK-based Call Centre. The Sociological Review. doi> full text>
  • Mansour H, Heath G, Brannan MJ. 2015. Exploring the Role of HR Practitioners in Pursuit of Organizational Effectiveness in Higher Education Institutions. The Journal of Change Management, vol. 15(3). doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ, Parsons E, Priola V. 2015. Brands at Work: The Search for Meaning in Mundane Work. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, vol. 36(1), 29-53. link> doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ, Parsons E, Priola V. 2015. Brands at Work: Understanding Organizational Control Through the Illusory Power of Employee Branding. Organization Studies. doi>
  • Brannan MJ. 2012. Researching emotions and the emotions of researching: the strange case of Alexithymia in reflexive research. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, vol. 4(3), 322-339. doi> full text>
  • Lewis R, Williams N, Matar HE, Din N, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Jones M, Sutton A, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Chakraverty R, Wilkinson C. 2011. Introduction. HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, vol. 15(39), 1-+. link> doi>
  • Mason JB. 2011. Introduction. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, vol. 26(6), 1. link> doi>
  • Dellas H, Lam P-S, Ogaki M. 2011. Introduction. JOURNAL OF MONEY CREDIT AND BANKING, vol. 43, 1. link> doi>
  • Fukasawa Y. 2011. Introduction. CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol. 25, 1. link> doi>
  • Conley J and Richland J. 2011. Introduction. POLAR-POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY REVIEW, vol. 34(1), 1-5. link> doi>
  • Dewey KG and Reinhart GA. 2011. Introduction. MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION, vol. 7, 1. link> doi>
  • Kefala E. 2011. Introduction. BULLETIN OF LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH, vol. 30, 1-27. link> doi>
  • Chapple C. 2011. Introduction. EUROPEAN UROLOGY SUPPLEMENTS, vol. 10(1), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Kleinmann B. 2011. INTRODUCTION. MINE WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol. 30(1), 1. link> doi>
  • McCauley CD. 2011. INTRODUCTION. INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY-PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, vol. 4(1), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Squire P. 2011. Introduction. LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, vol. 36(1), 1-3. link> doi>
  • Losy J. 2011. Introduction. JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY, vol. 231(1-2), 1. link> doi>
  • Gaba DM. 2011. Introduction. SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE-JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE, vol. 6(1), 1. link> doi>
  • Roos KL. 2011. INTRODUCTION. SEMINARS IN NEUROLOGY, vol. 31(1), 1. link> doi>
  • Taylor AJ. 2011. introduction. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, vol. 5(1), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Pahwa R and Lyons KE. 2011. Introduction. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 121, 1-2. link> doi>
  • Clark A and Fleurbaey M. 2011. Introduction. REVUE D ECONOMIE POLITIQUE, vol. 121(1), 1-2. link>
  • Bourne J and Waters H. 2011. Introduction. RACE & CLASS, vol. 52(3), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Tong QS. 2011. Introduction. BOUNDARY 2-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND CULTURE, vol. 38(1), 1-6. link> doi>
  • Zarate P and Pino JA. 2011. Introduction. GROUP DECISION AND NEGOTIATION, vol. 20(1), 1-+. link> doi>
  • Cowan B and Elbourne E. 2011. Introduction. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES, vol. 50(1), 1-3. link>
  • Schieman S. 2011. Introduction. SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION, vol. 72(1), 1-3. link> doi>
  • Sarandeses Garcia A and Valero Santiago AL. 2011. Introduction. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, vol. 21, 1-58. link>
  • Varadarajan VS. 2011. Introduction. SUPERSYMMETRY IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS, vol. 2027, 1-15. link> doi>
  • Woodward J and Huckleberry G. 2011. Introduction. GEOARCHAEOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, vol. 26(1), 1-4. link> doi>
  • Pierce LJ. 2011. Introduction. SEMINARS IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY, vol. 21(1), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Greenberg J. 2011. INTRODUCTION. PSYCHOANALYTIC QUARTERLY, vol. 80(1), 1-2. link>
  • Bala MM, Placzkiewicz-Jankowska E, Topor-Madry R, Lesniak W, Jaeschke R, Sieradzki J, Grzeszczak W, Banasiak W, Grp ARETAEUSS. 2011. Is newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes treated according to the guidelines? Results of the Polish ARETAEUS1 study. POLSKIE ARCHIWUM MEDYCYNY WEWNETRZNEJ-POLISH ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol. 121(1-2), 7-16. link>
  • Brannan MJ and Priola V. 'Girls Who Do Boys Like They're Girls'? Exploring the Role of Gender in the Junior Management of Contemporary Service Work. Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 19(2), 119-141. doi> full text>
  • Brannan MJ and Priola V. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Exploring Women's Experience of Participation and Progress in ManagerialCareers. Equal Opportunities International, vol. 28(5), 378-397. doi>
  • BRANNAN MJ and Hawkins B. 2007. London Calling: Selection as Pre-Emptive Strategy for Cultural Control. Employee Relaltions - Emerald Group Publications Limited, vol. 29(2), 178-191. doi>
  • Brannan MJ. 2007. The new old economy. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 55(1), 178-179. link> doi>
  • BRANNAN MJ, Pearson G, Worthington F. 2007. Ethnographies of work and the work of ethnography. Ethnography, vol. 8(4).
  • BRANNAN MJ. 2005. Once More With Feeling: Ethnographic Reflections on the Mediation of Tension in a Small Team of Call Centre Workers. Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 12(5), 420-439. doi>

Chapters

  • Ryan J. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 57). link> full text>
  • Brannan MJ. 2014. Recognising Research as an Emotional Journey. In Researching with Feeling: The Emotional Aspects of Social and Organizational Research. Clarke C, Broussine M, Watts L (Eds.). Routledge.
  • Heras M, Avanzas P, Bayes-Genis A, Perez de Isla L, Sanchis J. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 64). link> doi>
  • Dejuan O, Febrero E, Marcuzzo MC. 2011. Introduction. link>
  • Brannan MJ. 2012. Participant Observation. In Qualitative Organizational Research. Cassell C and Symon G (Eds.). Sage Publications Limited.
  • Oultram T and Brannan M. 2012. Participant Observation. In The Practice of Qualitative Organizational Research. Cassell C and Symon G (Eds.).
  • Fischer-Lichte E. 2011. Introduction. link>
  • Hunter LM. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 33). link> doi>
  • Mondak JJ and Rudolph TJ. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 33). link> doi>
  • Tiedau U. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 35). link> doi>
  • BRANNAN MJ. 2006. Call centres as community of practice. In Community of practice: Critical perspectives. al UE (Ed.). 2006: Routledge.
  • Schrag ZM. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 23). link> doi>
  • Button K and Reggiani A. 2011. Introduction. link>
  • Calbi M and Parlati M. 2011. INTRODUCTION. (vol. 15). link> doi>
  • Balard M. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 3). link>
  • Love H. 2011. INTRODUCTION. (vol. 17). link> doi>
  • Stewart MA and Coclanis PA. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 45). link> doi>
  • Carr BR. 2011. INTRODUCTION. (vol. 29). link> doi>
  • Ayers W and Ayers R. 2011. Introduction. (vol. 63). link>

Other

  • Kelly C, Flower R, Williams MS. 2011. Introduction. UNCLASSICAL TRADITIONS, VOL II: PERSPECTIVES FROM EAST AND WEST IN LATE ANTIQUITY (vol. 35, pp. 1-+). link>
  • Yakoboski PJ. 2011. Introduction. SMART LEADERSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN DIFFICULT TIMES (pp. 1-12). link>
  • Ewing S. 2011. Introduction. ARCHITECTURE AND FIELD/WORK (vol. 6, pp. 1-+). link>
  • Albi E and Martinez-Vazquez J. 2011. Introduction. ELGAR GUIDE TO TAX SYSTEMS (pp. 1-9). link>
  • Tang DL and Levy G. 2011. Introduction. REMOTE SENSING OF THE CHANGING OCEANS (pp. 1-3). link> doi>
  • Koutrakos P. 2011. Introduction. EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY: LEGAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES (pp. 1-11). link>
  • Schratwieser J, Sutton SG, Arlinghaus R. 2011. Introduction. ANGLER IN THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, BIOLOGICAL, AND ETHICAL DEMENSIONS (vol. 75, pp. 1-9). link>
  • Schurink F. 2011. Introduction. TUDOR TRANSLATION (pp. 1-+). link> doi>
  • Crisan D. 2011. Introduction. STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS 2010 (pp. 1-6). link> doi>
  • Kivinen J, Szepesvari C, Ukkonen E, Zeugmann T. 2011. Introduction. ALGORITHMIC LEARNING THEORY (vol. 6925, pp. 1-13). link>
  • Bauman WA, II BRR, O'Brien KJ. 2011. Introduction. GROUNDING RELIGION: A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND ECOLOGY (pp. 1-9). link>
  • Tymieniecka A-T. 2011. INTRODUCTION. REASON, SPIRIT AND THE SACRAL IN THE NEW ENLIGHTENMENT: ISLAMIC METAPHYSICS REVIVED AND RECENT PHENOMENOLOGY OF LIFE (vol. 5, pp. 1-7). link>
  • IEEE. 2011. INTRODUCTION. 2011 IEEE/OES/CWTM TENTH WORKING CONFERENCE ON CURRENT, WAVES AND TURBULENCE MEASUREMENT (CWTM) (pp. 1-2). link>