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Interdisciplinary background with a PhD from Copenhagen Business School, MSc and BA in Social Anthropology and MA in International Human Resource Management. Key research interests include identity, belonging, social status and interaction in the context of professional elites such as transnational professionals and management consultants.


Qualifications

PhD – Copenhagen Business School, Dept. of Management, Politics & Philosophy

 

MSc Social Anthropology – University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Anthropology


MA International Human Resource Management – London Metropolitan University Business School


BA Social Anthropology – University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Anthropology


Employment

Senior lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Lord Ashcroft International Business School (current)

Email: irene.smith@anglia.ac.uk


Previous:

  • Research associate, Copenhagen Business School 
  • Associated Partner, Strategos Aps
  • Lecturer, VU University Amsterdam, Dept. of Management & Organization
  • Post Doc, Copenhagen Business School, Dept. of Management, Politics & Philosoph / Visiting researcher at VU University Amsterdam, Dept. of Management & Organization.  
  • Research Consultant, Strategos Aps
  • Industrial PhD researcher, Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)
    • As part of the Danish Industrial PhD programme. This is a practitioner-oriented PhD programme combining research and business focus funded by The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. For more information click here.

  • Research assistant, Danish Institute of Governmental Research (AKF)


Professional training

University Teaching Certificate, 2010 (VU University Amsterdam). Content: Teaching practice, Course (re)design and assessment, Lecturing, Group dynamics. (University Teaching Qualification required in Dutch universities.

 

Professional membership

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)