Layla Branicki


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Research interests

I am a multi-disciplinary researcher specialising in resilience and responsible crisis management. Through my research I try to understand the factors that enable employees and organisations to cope responsibly with:

  • complex employee health and safety issues (e.g., serious health conditions),
  • high-risk work settings (e.g., the military and policing),
  • extreme events (e.g., pandemic disease),
  • and grand challenges (e.g., climate crisis).

My recent projects have examined employer responsibilities towards employees who return to work after a cancer diagnosis, CEO activism on issues such as gender inequality, and the ways in which COVID-19 is reshaping the role of business in society.

My specialism is qualitative research methods, but my strong preference is to work in multi-disciplinary research teams. 

I have published my research in journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Perspectives, British Journal of Management, Gender, Work & Organization, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Work, Employment & Society.

I serve as an Associate Editor for Group & Organization Management

Teaching interests

I have over ten years of international teaching experience and have worked with students at all levels of University study. I primarily teach in the areas of strategy, organisation, management, and research methods. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), a Certified Management and Business Educator, and hold a PGCert in Academic Practice. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am happy to supervise PhD students, and keen to receive enquiries from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in areas of my expertise.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Public Management, Doctor of Philosophy, Joining up Criminal Justice: The Case of the , University of Warwick

1 Oct 20021 Jul 2007

Award Date: 4 Feb 2008

Legal and Political Theory, Master of Arts, University College London

1 Oct 200031 Jul 2001

Award Date: 1 Nov 2001


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