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Farooq Mughal

Dr, Director of Studies MSc in HRM and Consulting Programme

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Accepting Doctoral Students


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Research interests

My research revolves around the notion of positionality in the context of precarious, transitional or boundary work. At the core of this intellectual endeavour lies a focus on relationships, social strategies and mechanisms that enable people to meaningfully position themselves in groups and organizations. My research interests also span the positioning of groups and organizations in highly competitive, turbulent and disruptive environments.

These ideas trickle-down into four distinct, yet interrelated, themes of research:

  • employability, careers and meaningful work;
  • leadership, institutionalization and social change;
  • management learning, business schools and school-to-work transitions;
  • globalization, growth and cultural resilience;

Teaching interests

My teaching interests and responsibilities include the following:

  • MN10071/10545 Organisational Behaviour (GAU);
  • MN10005 People and Organisations 2 (BBA);
  • MN50513 Consulting: Context, Theory and Practice (MSc);
  • MN50515 Dissertation Supervision (MSc); 

Other responsibilities

  • Director of Studies, MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting.
  • Member, Board of Studies, School of Management

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am currently supervising the following doctoral researchers:

  1. Melissa Treen (School of Management, University of Bath);
  2. Roxi Sweeney (School of Management, University of Bath);

I'd be interested in proposals that take an interdisciplinary perspective in the areas of management learning, leadership development, knowledge management and HRM/HRD with a key focus on identity-based approaches. I particularly welcome research which challenges the limits of orthodoxy and concentrates on bringing to fore the complexities surrounding human social interaction within the context of learning and change from diverse perspectives.

Education/Academic qualification

Human Resource Management, Master of Business Administration, Greenwich University

Management Learning and Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University

HRD and Consulting, Master of Arts, Lancaster University

External positions

Editorial Board, Journal of Management Studies, Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

1 Jan 2021 → …

Editorial Board, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR)

9 Oct 2020 → …

Editorial Board, Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Journal, Academy of Management

1 Jul 2020 → …

External Examiner, Cranfield University

20 Apr 2020 → …

External Examiner, University of Liverpool

6 Feb 2020 → …

Editorial Board, Action Learning: Research & Practice

15 Jan 2019 → …


  • Identity
  • Leadership Development
  • Organisational Learning
  • Work-Family
  • Knowledge Management
  • Sensemaking
  • Management Education
  • Globalization
  • Business Schools


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