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Emily is a third year PhD student currently investigating gender equality issues surrounding the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014), and how these may manifest themselves in the career development and career trajectories of female academics in the UK and the project title is: "What is the impact of National research evaluation exercises on women’s academic careers in the UK? A case study of the Research Excellence Framework 2014". Emily is supervised by 1st Supervisor: Professor Gill Kirton 2nd Supervisor: Professor Mike Noon. Emily's research adopts a case study approach, employing semi-structured interviews to provide rich insight into the lived experiences of female academics in the context of REF2014. Emily has written MA (Dist) and BA Hons Dissertations (First Class) on: 'Fiduciary Responsibility and Trust in UK Pensions Providers' 'World Bank Pensions Reform, Creating Opportunities for UK Providers Overseas? An Investigative Study'* This research aims to contribute empirical findings to the discourse in an original and innovative way which uncovers the vast and particularly gendered inequalities that still remain in the Academy today. *This paper was also shared with members of the World Bank and won the Newcastle University Business School prize for Best Dissertation in 2010.
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My research interests span several fields including human resource management, organisational behaviour/theory, and international business management. I am passionate about social justice in education and equality of opportunity. To date, my research has focused on the effect of national level research evaluation on female academic careers, though I possess a fervent interest in management education overall, particularly surrounding women’s career development, vertical gender segregation and gendered power dynamics in organisations. Conference Presentations Yarrow, E (2013) Presented a draft paper titled: ‘Equality and Diversity issues in the upcoming Research Excellence Framework’ at the doctoral colloquium at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion conference, Athens, Greece. Yarrow, E (2014) Presented draft paper and research outline titled: ‘National research evaluation and its effects on academics’ careers in the UK’ at the International Doctoral Colloquium at St Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. Yarrow, E (2015) Presented my preliminary findings and draft paper titled: ‘‘REF-ability’ an unequal opportunity? Female academics’ experiences of research evaluation in the UK’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion conference, Tel Aviv, Israel. Research Seminars I have successfully presented my findings at research seminars at the following universities: • Newcastle University Business School, April 2013 • UCL Institute of Education, November 2015 • Durham University, School of Politics and International Relations, April 2016 • The University of Edinburgh, School of Education, April 2016 Teaching I posses a range of teaching experience, all in UK Russell Group Universities, at both Master’s and Undergraduate level.