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Seminar in the Management, Leadership & Organizations Department seminar series at Middlesex University
On 14 December 2022, the Management, Leadership and Organizations (MLO) Department and the Gender & Diversity Research Cluster at Middlesex University co-hosted a seminar, chaired by seminar coordinator Dr Andrea Werner.
Bianca shared her experience of designing a 3-year research project on The Transition to Parenthood in UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), funded under the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Transforming Working Lives programme. The slides to Bianca’s presentation can be found here.
Transition to parenthood study
This new study, which started at the beginning of October 2022, is conducted by a transdisciplinary team of Middlesex researchers, in collaboration with academic partners from the universities of Manchester and Leeds, as well as the charities Working Families and The Fatherhood Institute as practice partners.
The session covered key steps in the application process, including: identifying the research gap; the formation of the research team; deciding on a methodology; plans/actions for achieving impact (e.g. stakeholders/beneficiaries); and the challenges that were encountered in developing this impact plan and are likely to be encountered in realising this impact.
Middlesex Gender & Diversity Research Cluster
The Gender & Diversity Research Cluster provides a supportive and inclusive environment for people to produce critical management research, develop teaching practice, and generate professional engagement activities, focusing on gender and diversity in the workplace.
The research cluster is led by Dr Bianca Stumbitz and Dr. Clarice Santos, and its interdisciplinary membership includes staff from the Department of Management of Management, Leadership and Organisations (MLO), the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Accounting & Finance, Media and Psychology.
Its research is grouped within four main themes: Gender Equality; Workforce Diversity (including gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and religion); Work-Life Balance; and Maternity Protection at Work (including research in developing countries).
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Bianca's research interests include gender, work and development; working conditions; small business and (social) entrepreneurship. She has specialist knowledge on the subject of maternity/paternity workplace policies and practices across the world, and have recently undertaken related research in South Africa, Ghana and Malaysia. Bianca has particular experience in exploring breastfeeding support and other maternity protection issues at work within their specific policy and cultural context, with a focus on low paid and vulnerable workers, and in examining the feasibility of innovative workplace maternity supports at low cost. Funders of her work have included the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the European Commission. As part of her work, she has been advising multiple stakeholders, including employers, trade unions, government departments, international organizations and NGOs. She is leading the Middlesex University Gender & Diversity Research Cluster and the International Committee of the US-based Work and Family Researchers Network.