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Research interests

My research interests centre on traditional and modern forms of work and careers as well as trust in organizations. I investigate these topics primarily in professional organizations which are undergoing an interesting time of change and I make use of qualitative research methods, including innovate visual methods. Through my research, I strive to develop theoretical understanding of careers and work and to contribute to existing knowledge about the modern world of work.

In 2017, I was awarded the ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship to investigate traditional and alternative career models in the law profession capturing the views of individual, organisational and professional stakeholders.

External positions

Visiting researcher, University of Queensland

Nov 2015Dec 2015

Visiting researcher, Lund University

Apr 2015 → …

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Projects 2017 2019

professional career

Research Output 2012 2019

‘It’s the glittering prize’: Pride, emotions careers and aspirational control in professional work

Gustafsson, S. & Karreman, D., 13 Aug 2019.

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Casualisation and proletarianization of the legal profession

Gustafsson, S., Sommerlad, H. & Verzelloni, L., 2018.

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Climbing invisible walls: The construction of career (im)mobility in liminal professional roles

Gustafsson, S. & Empson, L., 14 Aug 2018.

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Writing the career script: The partnership promotion process in law firms

Author: Gustafsson, S., 1 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Kinnie, N. (Supervisor) & Swart, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD