Annette earned her PhD at the University of Bath where her doctoral research investigated disappointment (frequently assumed to be a 'negative' emotion) and explored how it might be reimagined as a catalyst for organisational learning and creativity. She received her MSc from the University of Sunderland where she studied systemic organisation and management. Her thesis explored the meaning of emotion in organisational contexts.
The focus of Annette's research is on emotion in organisations and in particular how unconscious dynamics influence and inform how work is performed. Her current research relates to the emotional dynamics of research, particularly anxieties and fantasies associated with doing Grounded Theory and, how suppressed and disavowed emotions return to influence organisations.
Prior to joining UCD Annette ran her own organisational consultancy practice for over 17 years. She consulted to and coached senior executives in over 100 organisations cross the public, private and not for profit sectors in Ireland, the UK and the USA.
Prior to her consulting career Annette held senior management positions in the cultural sector in Ireland and the UK.
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