Dr Joanne Carlier

Joanne Carlier

Position: Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisations

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Business and Management

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisations where I teach on a range of modules and supervise research projects.  I am an active researcher and also engage widely with commercial organisations.

Teaching responsibilities

My main teaching is in the area of organisational behaviour, leadership and HRM which includes subjects related to how people are managed and developed in organisations. I have also taught Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I supervise research projects (Masters and Doctoral students) on a range of HR and OB related subjects and also contribute to programme and curriculum development in these areas.

Professional interests

My work at university involves coaching, leadership and team development work in commercial organisations.  I also work with clients in research consultancy particularly in assessing organisational culture and identifying key challenges relating to employee engagement.

Research interests

My research focuses upon IT workers, the way that they relate to their jobs and to the organisations in which they work.  My work demonstrates differences between software developer roles (programmers and web developers) and suggests ways which HR might respond to these differences. 

I am also engaged in a leadership development project examining leaders perceptions of transitions into new roles.

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

British Psychological Society Registered Psychometric Tester (Levels A and B)


PhD (Aston University) Title of thesis: Knowledge workers and their relationships with organisations

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Research

BA (Hons) Business Studies (First Class)

Recent publications

  • Carlier, J. and Davis, A. (2011) Knowledge workers and their relationships with organisations, BAM Special Interest Group Workshop: HRM in the Knowledge Economy, Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Bevitt, S, Carlier, J and Watson, K. (2011) Patchwork Assessments - A Critical Evaluation, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, University of Derby, July 2011.
  • Hanson, J. and Carlier, J. (2010) The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Individual and Group Performance, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, University of Derby, July 2011.

Additional interests and activities

I am passionate about learning and development which is underpinned by high quality research and application of knowledge. The link between university education and commercial application is a particular focus for me and I love to inspire learners to use their knowledge and skills to improve who they are and what they do. Personally, I am passionate about learning new things and developing new knowledge which is why research and investigation are so important to me. There is always something new to learn, something new to experience, a different view to consider and that's what excites me.

Experience in industry

I have been involved in the development of a number of accreditations of in-company Learning and Development programmes. I have experience of delivering corporate programmes and working with individuals to achieve their goals. I have been involved in consultancy work related to HR strategy and also been a Director responsible for these areas in a third sector organisation specialising in community cohesion.

International experience

I have taught students located in a number of EMEA countries and currently supervise Doctoral students in the USA and Europe.

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