Dr Pippa Carter
Having started with a BA in Comparative Government from the University of Essex, Pippa re-entered higher education ten years later, undertaking the MA Organisational Psychology at the University of Lancaster, and then doing Doctoral Research, first at Manchester Business School and then at the University of Aston. She lectured at the University of Hull, but seized the opportunity to take early retirement in 2003, to devote more time to pleasure, and, of course, research - often the same thing! She has researched and published with Norman Jackson for many years, within the 'field' of Critical Organisation Theory, on a wide range of topics, including systems theory, organisational symbolism, aesthetics, corporate governance, risk, change and rhetoric, and she co-authored Rethinking Organisational Behaviour, a poststructuralist approach to OB. She has found the work of Foucault and of Deleuze and Guattari very helpful in trying to understand the continuing dysfunctions of work organisations. This has been, and continues to be, the particular focus of her research.