Keith Schofield

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    20162019

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    Contact Details

    Telephone: 0121 204 4649

    Email: k.schofield@aston.ac.uk

    Biography

    Dr Keith Schofield is Associate Dean: Future Students and Product Development in the College of Business and Social Sciences; he is a Senior Lecturer 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

    Senior Lecturer, 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

    Award Date: 24 Aug 2015

    MSc, Open University

    20092014

    Award Date: 31 Jul 2014

    PhD, University of Huddersfield

    Oct 2008Sep 2019

    Award Date: 28 Feb 2014

    External positions

    External Examiner - MSc Management

    1 Sep 2020 → …

    External Examiner - MBA Programmes, University of Sunderland

    20152019

    Keywords

    • BF Psychology
    • organisational psychology
    • business

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