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Dr Melissa Carr

Lecturer in International Human Resource Management

Director of EDI in the World of Work Institute

Melissa Carr


  • Gender and Work, 
  • New and atypical organisational forms, 
  • The future of work


Room 142, Henley Business School

Dr Melissa Carr is a Lecturer in International Human Resource Management with research interests including gender, work precarity and new organisational forms.

Melissa is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist who started her career in consultancy working for a global business psychology provider. From there, Melissa went to Ashridge Hult Business School as a client and programme director running leadership development programmes for multinational clients. Most recently she has worked at Bournemouth University as a senior lecturer before joining Henley Business School in September 2022. Melissa holds a PhD in Leadership from Cranfield University. Her research focuses on gender and work, new organisational forms and precarious employment.

Reference: Carr, M. and Kelan, E. K. (2023) Between consumption, accumulation, and precarity: the psychic and affective practices of the female neoliberal spiritual subject. Human Relations, 76 (2). pp. 258-285. ISSN 1741-282X doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Melissa Carr
Reference: Gilani, P., Rook, C. , Razeghi, Y. and Carr, M. (2022) Swimming against the current: negotiating leadership challenges for women in Iran. Leadership, 18 (1). pp. 162-185. ISSN 1742-7150 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Caroline Rook - Dr Melissa Carr
Reference: Carr, M. (2021) Moments of discomfort: poststructuralist reflexivity and researcher subjectivity. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2021 (1). 15531. ISSN 2151-6561 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Melissa Carr

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