BA Magna Cum Laude (Colgate University, USA), PGCE (Sheffield City Polytechnic), MA (Sheffield City Polytech), PhD (Sheffield Hallam)
Professor of Work and Organisation
Department: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
+44 (0) 115 8466656
C07 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)
Laurie Cohen is Professor of Work and Organisation. She joined NUBS in September 2012, having previously worked for many years in the School of Business & Economics at Loughborough University. She is the Researcher Academy Faculty Lead for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Professor Cohen's research focuses on career-making over the lifespan, include changing careers; careers in different types of organisation; working in professional service firms; and research methods in the study of career, focusing in particular on interpretive approaches and the use of narrative.
Much of Professor Cohen's research revolves around women's working lives and careers, and for several years she has explored how gender plays out in scientific research, engineering and higher education sectors. Her work has been supported through a series of grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the Nottingham/Birmingham Collaboration Fund. Professor Cohen has published widely in both academic journals, and in practitioner outlets, eg Harvard Business Review. She is on the editorial boards of Journal of Vocational Behavior, Management Learning, Journal of Professions and Organization, and Management Inquiry. Her research monograph, Imagining Women's Careers, was published by Oxford University Press in September, 2014.
Professor Cohen has taught across the spectrum of years and programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes, and she has supervised over 15 PhD students to completion.
In addition to her Nottingham role, Professor Cohen was Visiting Professor at the Lund University School of Economics and Management from 2015 - 2020, and in 2018 was a fellow on the AMEXCID UK/Mexico exchange programme.
Areas of Expertise
Careers: individual and organizational perspectives; professional work and workers; interpretive research methods; gender, career and organization; careers in science and engineering