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Dr Ann Parkinson

Senior Visiting Fellow

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Specialisms

  • Impact of Context on the Role of HR, 
  • Psychological Contracts, 
  • Employer Relationships, 
  • Employee Engagement, 
  • Workplace Relationships

Dr Ann Parkinson is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School.

Her business interests include people management and personal development in widest sense, working with organisations and individuals to develop their full potential through people and coaching at the individual level.

Ann currently works with the Henley Forum and has been the senior tutor for post experience, postgraduate programmes and taught people and organisational behaviour elements on postgraduate programmes, particularly the MBA. Her academic interests come from practitioner experience working in change management and HR strategy in a large plc, her own research in this area and employee engagement. Much of her consultancy experience has been spent in Central Europe in the massive changes during the 1990s.

She has been associated with Henley Business School for more than twenty five years, after a corporate and consulting career. This has involved teaching, supervising, coaching and mentoring MBA and DBA programme members. Ann has also been a Director of a small pottery company for many years since working and teaching ceramics in her early career.

Parkinson, A. (2019), Context Is Everything: The Role Of Relational Context In The Workplace, paper accepted for ANZAM 2019, Cairns, December

Parkinson, A. (2019), Sustaining Each Other In Uncertain Times: The Role Of Workplace Relationships, BAM 2019, Aston Business School, Birmingham

Parkinson, A. (2018), Creating the environment: relational contexts for sustainable work, ANZAM 2018, Auckland, December

Parkinson, A. (2018), Navigating The Undercurrents: The Role Of Relational Support In Difficult Times, Conference on Labour, Employment and Work 2018 - Work and Wellbeing, Wellington, New Zealand, November

Parkinson, A. (2018), 'Statistically Driven Robot Or Somebody That Believes In People': The Role Of Relational Support In Times Of Disruption, BAM 2018, Bristol Business School.

McBain, R. and Parkinson, A. (2017), Exploring the emotional undercurrents: the role of workplace relationships, paper accepted for ANZAM 2017, Melbourne, December.

Parkinson, A. and McBain, R. (2017), Avoiding Lives of Quiet Desperation: the Role of Workplace Friendships in Disengagement. Paper presented at BAM2017, Warwick, September.

Plimmer, G. and Parkinson, A. (2016), Path dependence and the marginalisation of HR: Patterns of transformation and rigidity, interactive paper presented at ANZAM, Brisbane, December.

Parkinson, A. and Plimmer, G. (2016), At the top table: lessons of success from HR executives who have made it, discussion paper presented at BAM, Newcastle, September.

McBain, R. and Parkinson A. (2016), Placing relationships in the foreground: the role of workplace friendships in engagement, Emonet X, Rome, July.

Parkinson A. and Plimmer G. (2015), 'I didn’t have a traditional career trajectory': the route to credibility in the HR profession. Competitive paper presented at ANZAM, Queenstown, December.

Parkinson, A. and Plimmer, G. (2015), What’s in a name: breaking free from path dependence and the marginalisation of HR, proceedings of British Academy of Management conference 2015, Portsmouth.

Parkinson, A. and Plimmer, G. (2015), 'I didn’t have a traditional career trajectory…': the route to credibility in the HR profession. Proceedings of Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management conference 2015, Queenstown.

Parkinson, A. (2014), Navigating the undercurrents: the role of HR in redressing the dark side of engagement, proceedings of British Academy of Management HR SIG Workshop, 2014, Manchester.

Glaister, A.J. and Parkinson, A. (2013), HR Transformation or Path Rigidity, proceedings of British Academy of Management conference 2013, Liverpool.

Parkinson, A. (2012), We need to talk about HR: the legacy of the past for HR, proceedings of British Academy of Management 2011, Cardiff Business School.

Parkinson, A. and McBain R. (2012), Putting the emotion back: exploring its role in the process of disengagement, Emonet VIII, Emotions in Organisations Conference, Helsinki.

Parkinson, A. (2012), Phoney wars and false dawns: the experience of recession and recovery in driving HR activity, British Academy of Management Human Resources SIG Workshop: Cranfield School of Management, UK.

Parkinson, A. and McBain, R. (2011), An exploration of the nature and process of employee disengagement, proceedings of British Academy of Management 2011, Aston Business School.

Parkinson, A. and McBain, R. (2010), HR and the Recession, proceedings of British Academy of Management 2010.

Parkinson, A. and Hender J. (2008), Making A Difference: Emotions And Engagement At Work, paper presented at EMONET VI Emotions in Organizations Conference, INSEAD - Fontainebleau, France, 17 - 19 July. Parkinson, A. and McBain, R. (2008), Making a difference: The Role of the Line Manager in the Process of Engagement and Disengagement, proceedings of British Academy of Management, September 08.