Dr Deirdre Anderson is Director of Faculty and Academic Lead in Human Resource Management at the University of Lincoln, UK. She is a Director of the Eleanor Glanville Centre, an interdisciplinary centre linking diversity mandates and initiatives with research and scholarly activities across the University. She is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and a Senior Fellow of the Foundation for Management Education, having been awarded an FME/ESRC Fellowship in 2008.
Her research interests include flexibility, work and family (especially in different cultures), gendered careers, and women’s management pipeline, all considered through a lens of inclusion and diversity. Deirdre frequently presents her research at academic and practitioner conferences within the UK and internationally. She has twice presented at, and participated in, Expert Group Meetings at the United Nations in New York. Deirdre’s research into flexible working formed an Impact Case Study in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 and she has published in peer-reviewed journals, co-edited a book and written a number of book chapters in her areas of expertise. Deirdre has successfully supervised two doctoral students to completion (1 x PhD and 1 x DBA) and has a further three ongoing PhD supervisions. She has acted as external examiner for PhDs at Queen Mary University, Manchester Business School, London School of Economics, Warwick University and University of New England in Australia. She is External Examiner at Middlesex University for modules in the Leadership, Work and Organizations Department.
As Director of Faculty, Deirdre works as part of the College Leadership Team to develop a culture of diversity, engagement, scholarship, teaching excellence, high performance, and mutual trust among faculty. Key responsibilities include talent management, particularly with regard to early- and mid-career academics, and recruitment and management of Associate Lecturers.
Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour
PhD in Management
— Cranfield University, 2009
MRes in Research Methods
— Cranfield University, 2004
MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology
— University of East London, 1991
BSc (Hons) Business Studies
— University of Bradford, 1983
— Cranfield School of Management, 2015
British Psychological Society
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
— Academic Fellow