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Keith Schofield

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20182019
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General

Dr Keith Schofield is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Work and Organisation Department of Aston Business School. Specialising in the application of psychology to organisations, following a qualitative ethnographic perspective. 

A chartered psychologist and management education professional, Keith is an experienced project manager and programme director, working both regionally and internationally, managing partnerships and relationships at all levels.

Employment

Teaching Fellow, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK (2017-Present)

MBA Director, Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK (2014-2017) 

Lecturer in Psychology, Dublin Business School, Dublin, Ireland (2013-2014)

Incubation Centre Manager, inc. enterprise, Leeds, UK (2012-2013)

Teaching Activity

The Aston Edge (Executive MBA)

Organisational Behaviour (Executive MBA)

Assessment, Performance, and Reward (MSc Work Psychology and Business)

Strategy, Change, and Leadership (MSc Human Resource Management and Business)

Membership of Professional Bodies

2014 to date - Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society 

2018 to date - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2018 to date - Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute 

2015 to 2018 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Qualifications

2015 - PgCert Higher Education (University of Huddersfield)

2014 - PhD Organisational Psychology: “People Learning in Organisations: A Socio-Cultural Approach” (University of Huddersfield)

2014 - MSc Psychological Research Methods (The Open University)

2008 - BSc Psychology (University of Huddersfield)

Research Interests

A chartered psychologist, Keith’s research interests remain on understanding organisations from a psychological perspective. His PhD focused on undertaking a qualitative ethnographic research project to understand the situated and constructed nature of knowledge within a debt collection organisation. The power of an ethnographic approach in this research enabled the intricacies of social interaction and the nuanced nature of participation in the case study organisation to be deconstructed to develop an understanding of the learning process. 

Keith has undertaken research on the way knowledge is situated within an organisational context and how employees are able to access this. Combining perspectives from business, psychology, sociology and anthropology, the core of Keith’s research has involved constructing organisations within a communities of practice framework to explore the tacit and subjective way that people engage with practices at work. Specifically, Keith has been interested on the nature of identity as a mediator of individual participation and so individual and organisational success. 

Keith’s research takes a social constructionist perspective with a preference for qualitative methodologies to gather rich and nuanced data about organisations in order to understand the learning process. Placing importance on the role of context and relationship as fundamental to the process of participation within organisations, Keith’s research seeks to explore the intricacies of the relationship between person, context and knowledge.

PhD Supervision

2018-Present

Sapheya Aftimos - DBA: Talent Management of Expatriate Academics: Case Study of Higher Education Institutions in Kuwait – University XYZ (Aston Business School)

2016-2019

Mehdi Ould Kherroubi Hacine-Bey - PhD: The co-construction of multi-ethnic occupational communities under unsafe and hard physical work conditions: The case of railway maintenance teams in in Brussels (University of Huddersfield) 

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, University of Huddersfield

20142015

MSc, Open University

20092014

PhD, University of Huddersfield

Oct 2008Sep 2019

External positions

External Examiner - MBA Programmes, University of Sunderland

20152019

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • organisational psychology
  • business

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Research Output 2018 2019

Macros
Managers
Personnel
Planning
Work place

Competitive communities of practice, knowledge sharing, and Machiavellian participation: a case study

Schofield, K., Analoui, B., Brooks, J. & Hussain, S. F., 22 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Training and Development. 22, 3, p. 210-221 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

participation
knowledge
community
management
Bahrain