Professor Anne-Marie Greene

Professor of Work, Employment and DiversityAnne Marie Greene

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  • Office: Room 1.18 Brookfield House and New Build, Brookfield
  • Office hours: MN3116 Monday 11:00am - 1:00pm. All others by appointment by email.

Personal details

I joined the School of Business in September 2017. I have previously worked at De Montfort, Warwick, Aston and North London universities. I have extensive expertise in researching employment relations and equality and diversity issues in areas of work that stand outside of the standard employment relationship.


  • MN3116: Industrial Relations in a Changing Economy
  • MN2113: Managing Diversity
  • LM3507 Equality and Diversity


I am interested in the interface between work, life, family and community, particularly in areas of work where a sense of calling, mission or activism are required. This has included research exploring the experiences of workplace trade union reps, the employment context of women clergy, the careers of diversity consultants, and the management of volunteers. I have been involved with funded research projects with a number of third sector organisations, including the TUC, individual trade unions, the National Trust and City of London Open Spaces, and held grants from European Social Fund and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Highlighted Research Project 1: The Management of Volunteers

Since 2013, Jenna Ward (Coventry University) and I have been involved in a research project exploring the differences between the management of volunteers and the management of paid staff in the voluntary sector. This has involved commissioned research by the National Trust and the City of London Open Spaces.

See a report of the findings from the National Trust project here.

See a graphical representation of the findings from the National Trust project here.

This research has been produced as one of the REF2021 Impact Case Studies

This research has been part of the successful bid to the ESRC Impact Accelerator Account for a Strategic Partnership

Highlighted Research Project 2: Clean Break: Women, Theatre, Organisations and the Criminal Justice System' AHRC Large Grant

In collaboration with PI Professor Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary, University of London; Dr Deborah Dean, Warwick University and Dr Sarah Bartley, Reading University. Running from 2019-2021, this research project is the first interdisciplinary examination of Clean Break, situating four decades of organisational and artistic practice within a context of policy and practice affecting women's experience of criminal justice. It will analyse the company's contribution to contemporary British theatre, its impact on the lives of women participants and on professional partners in theatre, criminal justice and the women's sector. In addition, it draws on the expertise of work and employment scholars, to examine the implications of Clean Break's distinctive and unusual organisational practices for both arts and non-arts management and leadership. This is particularly in relation to stakeholder voice and equality and diversity issues in its management practices and artistic, engagement and education programmes.


Twitter: @WTJ_Research


Sally Exon: 'Exploring informality in relation to disciplinary disproportionality for BAME employees'

Christopher Stamper: ‘Disclosure and Desistance: Ex-offenders' experiences of gaining and retaining employment'

Christina Williams: 'Work of Fiction: How Writers Make a Living'

Louisa Horne: 'The impact of the decline in local volunteerism on communities and small businesses - what role can Rotary Clubs play in addressing the decline of civic engagement in Atlantic Canada?'


Most recent publications

Dyson, S.M., Atkin, K.M., Berghs, M.J. and Greene, A.M., (2021). On the possibility of a disabled life in capitalist ruins: Black workers with sickle cell disorder in England. Social Science & Medicine, 272, p.113

Greene, A.M, Kirton, G., Koumenta, M. and Humphris, A. (2021) 'Workplace union representation and gender in the British workplace', Industrial Relations Journal. 52:1, 40-63.

Greene, AM (2019) ‘Feminism and Industrial Relations’ in K. Townsend, K. Cafferkey, T. Dundon and A. McDermott (eds.) Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations, Elgar Publications, London.

Kirton G. and Greene, A.M. (2019) ‘Telling and selling the value of diversity and inclusion – external consultants’ discursive strategies and practices’, Human Resource Management Journal, 29:4, 676-91

Greene, AM (2019) ‘HRM, Equality and Diversity’ in A. Wilkinson, N. Bacon, D. Lepak and S. Snell (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Human Resource Management, Second Edition, Chapter 14, Sage Publications: London

Ward, J. and Greene, A.M. (2018) ‘Too much of a good thing? The emotional challenges of managing affective commitment in voluntary work’, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 47(6) 1155–1177

Greene, AM (2017) ‘Clergywomen in the UK: The Implications of professional calling’ in K. Broadbent, G. Strachan and G. Healy (eds.)  Gender and the Professions: International and Contemporary Perspectives, Chapter 8, Routledge.

Robbins, M. and Greene, A.M. (2017) ‘Clergywomen's experience of ministry in the Church of England’ accepted for Journal of Gender Studies Published online: 05 July

Dean, D. and Greene, AM ‘How do we understand worker silence despite poor conditions - as the actress said to the woman bishop’ Human Relations, Online First: May 12, 2017 DOI:

Kirton, G. and Greene, AM ‘Understanding Diversity Management in the UK’, in Hansen, K. and Seierstad, C. (eds.) (2017). Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Management. Springer, pp.59-73. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43564-0_3

Greene, A., and Robbins, M. (2015) ‘The Cost of a Calling? Clergywomen and Work in the Church of England’, Gender, Work and Organization, 22: 4, 405–420.

Kirton, G. and Greene, A.M. (2015) 'The Dynamics of Managing Diversity: A Critical Approach' Fourth Edition, Routledge.

Greene, A.M (2015) ‘Voice and Workforce Diversity’, Chapter 4 in P. Ackers and S. Johnstone (eds.) Finding a Voice: at Work? New perspectives on Employment Relations, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 67-94



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