Dr Juliet Kele is a research fellow in HRM at Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at the Birmingham Business School. Given her research specialisms, she is also based in the Department of Management (Organization, Work and Employment).
Prior to joining Birmingham Business School, Juliet was a Teaching Fellow in HRM at the University of Leeds for just under two years. She was a module leader and lecturer for ‘Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective’ (LUBS3001). She recently received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2017/18 for this module. She was also lecturing on the module ‘Management, Work and Organization’ (LUBS2000). Juliet has additional experience as a seminar tutor for two years prior to her Teaching Fellow appointment; with topics including: management consulting, research methods for consultants and internal communications and change management.
Following completion of her PhD and teaching experience at the University of Leeds, Juliet has developed a keen interest in researching the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Her doctoral research examined how career progression occurs in small and medium-sized firms in the legal profession; the factors affecting this progression; and how and whether diversity within the smaller workforce is managed. Juliet used intersectionality theory to examine gendered practices within the smaller law firm context. Her principal research contribution is the concept of ‘aesthetic diversity’.
As part of her research within the Centre for Responsible Business, she aims to primarily contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal related to ‘Reduced Inequalities’ through her work on intersectionality.
Dr Kele has presented research stemming from her doctoral studies to a wide range of academic audiences at international conferences; including BAM and WES.