Dr Anna De Amicis is a Lecturer in Management and Media at Henley Business School.
As an organisational psychologist with 17 years of experience, Anna entered the world of the creative arts in 2016 as a curatorial assistant at Reading International, part of the Reading School of Arts (University of Reading). She completed a PhD at the Henley Business School investigating alternative forms of organising in the arts, with a focus on practices.
Anna is a researcher in alternative forms of organising and is genuinely passionate about arts and cultural projects that collide artistic materialities with political activism. Her research interests include organisational aesthetics by the means of artistic materialities, the emotional dimension of creative endeavours carried by people, things and context and the presence and value of serendipity during project development.
Anna has presented her research at national and international events such as the Warwick School on Practice and Process Studies, the European Group for Organisational Studies and the University of the Arts, London. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Anna joined Henley Business School's Department of Leadership, Organisation and Behaviour in September 2023. In addition to convening undergraduate and postgraduate modules, she contributes to the research project 'Rethinking Wellbeing: Evaluating the Neoliberalisation of Wellbeing in the Workplace Using Artworks as a Critical Lens'.
- Creative and Cultural Organisations
- Art Economy
- Alternative Organising
- Organisational Art, Aesthetics and Materialities