• 88 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Personal profile


Anne joined the School as a Senior Lecturer in January 2010 from the
School of Management, the University of St. Andrews. Prior to that, she
held posts at Manchester School of Management, UMIST and Leeds
University Business School, the University of Leeds. She began her
academic career in 1990 lecturing at Blackburn College and Manchester
School of Management whilst researching for a PhD in Organisational
Sociology. Anne has eclectic research and teaching interests within the
broad field of Organisational Sociology. She teaches on, and is the
Director of, the Undergraduate Business Management Programmes in the
School of Business.

PhD Examining

Anne has been External Examiner for 2 PhD theses, one at Manchester School of Management, UMIST, on the Investors in People initiative (1999) and the other at the University of Central England on the impact of post-Fordism on the organisation of work for non-professional NHS workers (2001). In addition she has been Internal Examiner for 6 PhDs for St Andrews Doctoral Candidates.

PhD Supervision

Anne has been the Primary Supervisor for six successful PhD projects, incorporating both full- and part-time students, and in addition has successfully supervised numerous dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate (MA, MBA, MSc and MLitt) levels.   


Research Interests

Organisational Sociology encompassing:

  • Critical Management

  • Identity, Structure and Agency
  • Accountability
  • Delivery and Management of Healthcare
  • Interpretivist Methodology

Research Grants

  • July 2012-December 2012 £10,000 NHS Tayside Older Patients’ Care Collaborative (OPAC) project


  • Module leader on Level 2 Management Concepts in Context

  • Module Leader on Level 3 Research Methods in Business Management

  • Module Leader on Level 4 Managing Human Rights

  • Team member on Level 4 Social and Environmental Accounting and Reporting

  • Team member on Level 4 Dissertation in Business Management

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Research Output

  • 88 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Resisting media marginalisation: Black women’s digital content and collectivity

Sobande, F., Fearfull, A. & Brownlie, D., 29 Jan 2019, In : Consumption Markets and Culture. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    97 Downloads (Pure)

    Calculating the carbon footprint: implications for governing emissions and gender relations

    de Aguiar, T. R. S., Fearfull, A. & Sanagustín Fons, M. V., Jun 2016, In : Accounting Forum. 40, 2, p. 63-77 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    105 Downloads (Pure)

    Corporate response to climate change: language, power and symbolic construction

    Ferguson, J., Sales de Aguiar, T. R. & Fearfull, A., 15 Feb 2016, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 29, 2, p. 278-304 52 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    44 Downloads (Pure)

    Evaluation of the Scottish Patient Safety Fellowship programme 2008–2013

    O’Connor, P. & Fearfull, A., 2015, In : Clinical Risk. 21, 2-3, p. 22-30 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Participation in conference

    27th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism

    Anne Fearfull (Participant)

    10 Jul 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference