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Professor Christine Coupland

Professor Christine Coupland

BSc Business and Psychology (Derby), PGCHE Certificate of Higher Education (Nottingham), PhD Organisational Behaviour (Nottingham)

Honorary Professor in Management

Biography

Christine Coupland studied Psychology and Business Psychology at the University of Derby, having worked for a number of years in Human Resource Management. Her PhD was a study of newcomer transition into management featuring contributions to the areas of careers, identity and graduate socialisation into the workplace. Christine's intellectual interests centre on the issues of identity and language, drawing upon theoretical perspectives from organisation studies and constructionist social psychology. More specifically, the individual in interaction with the institution of work and organisations in intersection with their various audiences have been the foci of her past research. More recently, in keeping with an interest in theorising the processes of organising career, she has been working in the area of exploring professional sports peoples' lives as embodied careers in constant transition. She is a Senior Editor for Organization Studies, is the co-founder of the BAM Special Interest Group on Identity and regularly publishes in 4* journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations and the Journal of Vocational Behaviour.

See her web page at Loughborough University, where she is Professor of Organisational Behaviour.

Research specialisms

Identity; Careers; Discourse Analysis; Age at work

Selected publications

Tempest, S. and Coupland, C. (2016) Lost in time and space: temporal and spatial challenges facing older workers in a global economy from a career capital perspective. International Journal of HRM, on-line first edition, DOI:10.1080/09585192.2015.1128455.

Richey, M., Ravishankar, M.N. and Coupland, C. (2016) Exploring situationally inappropriate social media posts: an impression management perspective. Information Technology and People. 29(3), 597-617.

Coupland, C. (2015) Entry and exit as embodied career choice in professional sport, Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 111-121.

Brown, A.D. and Coupland, C (2015) Identity Threats, Identity Work and Elite Professionals, Organization Studies, 36(10), 1315-1336.

Coupland, C. (2015) Organizing masculine bodies in rugby league football: groomed to fail. Organization, 22(6), 793-809.

Spedale, S. Coupland, C. and Tempest, S. (2014) Gendered ageism and organisational routines at work: The case of day-parting in television broadcasting Special Issue 'At a Critical Age', Organization Studies, 35(11), 1585-1604.

Brown, A.D. and Coupland, C. (2012) Identities in Organizations: processes and outcomes, (Special Issue Editor) Introduction. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28, 1, 1-5.

Perspectives on Contemporary Professional Work - cover‌Edited Books

Wilkinson, A., Hislop, D. and Coupland, C. (2016) Perspectives on Contemporary Professional Work: Challenges and Experiences. Edward Elgar Publishers

Book Chapters

Corlett, S., Coupland, C., Hallier, J., McInnes, P. and Summers, J. (forthcoming, 2017) Who is 'developing' through HRD? Exploring traditions and trajectories of identity. In Black, K., Corlett, S. and Warhurst, R. (Eds.) Identity as a foundation for human resource development (HRD). Routledge

Coupland, C. (2016) Discourses of professional work. In In Wilkinson, A., Hislop, D. and Coupland, C. (Eds.) Perspectives on Contemporary Professional Work: Challenges and Experiences. Edward Elgar Publishers

Coupland, C. and Boyle, M. (2016) Voices from the field. In Wilkinson, A., Hislop, D. and Coupland, C. (Eds.) Perspectives on Contemporary Professional Work: Challenges and Experiences. Edward Elgar Publishers

Coupland, C. (2016) The game of (your) life: Professional sports careers. In Barry, M., Skinner, J. and Engelberg, T.  Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport, London: Edward Elgar Press.