Dr Audrey Harroche
I am a sociologist and lecturer at the Oxford Brookes Business School, where I also serve as the subject coordinator for the MA/MSc HRM Programmes. In addition to this, I am affiliated with the Centre for Sociology of Organizations at Sciences Po.
Teaching and supervision
2019 – 2022 Guest lecturer at the IAE [management school] Gustave Eiffel, University of Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne.
2019 – 2020 Teaching Fellow, sociology department, Sciences Po (Teaching in English).
2017 – 2019 Guest lecturer, sociology department, Sciences Po.
2017 – 2018 Teaching assistant, School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po.
- Torie Slaughter
I work on the implementation of policies for excellence in the academic sector, focusing on questions regarding the production of knowledge and inequalities. My recent research questions collegiality and hiring practices in higher education. I also conducted research within the EU funded RESISTIRÉ (RESpondIng to outbreaks through co-creaTIve sustainable inclusive equality stRatEgies) project analysing how COVID-19 policies impacted gendered inequalities in Europe.
I am the PI for a practice project analysing the mental health and wellbeing support for academic and research support staff from minoritised groups in research centres at an elite UK university.
Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution
- University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Mental Health Project (31/03/2023 - 30/03/2024), funded by: Oxford University, funding amount received by Brookes: £12,482
Memberships of professional bodies
- Women and Gender committee member at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).
- 2023 “How to remain collegial when pressure for change is high?” invited speaker at the research centre HERO (Higher Education and Research as Objects of Study) in collaboration with the Swedish Collegium of Advanced Studies for the Higher Education week. (with Christine Musselin).
- 2023 “Overdone science? The role of public policies in scientific controversies. The case of the Hydroxychloroquine controversy during COVID-19 and the French academic reforms for excellence”. The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) (University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
- 2023 “How to resist new inequalities in universities made in the name of excellence? Study of the French Excellence Initiatives”. British Sociological Association (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK).
- 2023 “How to remain collegial when pressure for change is high?” in the “Collegiality, an international comparison” workshop (Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa). (with Christine Musselin).
- 2022 "The implementation of policies for excellence in French higher education: the making of inequalities between and within universities" invited speaker at the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) Research Seminar, Linz University (Linz, Austria).
- 2022 “The Covid-19 Crisis through the Lens of the French Academic Reforms, the Case of the Hydroxychloroquine Controversy”. Invited speaker at the Laboratory for interdisciplinary evaluation of public policies (LIEPP) (Sciences Po Paris, France).
- 2022 “Success, a motor for collegiality?” in the “Collegiality, an international comparison” workshop (Palermo, Italy). (with Christine Musselin).
- 2022 “The Covid-19 Crisis through the Lens of the French Academic Reforms, the Case of the Hydroxychloroquine Controversy”. The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 2022 (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
- 2022 “When isomorphism leads to differentiation within universities, the case of a new excellence hiring process in French higher education and research”. Réseau d’Études sur l’Enseignement Supérieur (RESUP) [Higher Education Study Network]. (ENS Lyon, France).
- 2022 “The gender of excellence in higher education and research, the gendered dynamics of the implementation of an Initiative of Excellence”. Thematical Section 30 “Gender and reforms of the State”. Congrès national de l’Association Française de Science Politique [National Congress of the French Association of Political Science] (Lille, France).
- 2022 “Excellence funding in Social Sciences and Humanities: the importance of getting funding you don’t need”. Thematical section 14 “Social sciences and funding”. Congrès national de l’Association Française de Science Politique [National Congress of the French Association of Political Science] (Lille, France).
- 2021 “Resisting an inequalitarian policy” at Réseau d’Études sur l’Enseignement Supérieur (RESUP) [Higher Education Study Network]. (Ecole Normale Supérieur, Lyon, France).
- 2020 “The emergence of a new professional segment in academic profession: the female project managers of excellence”. Séminaire enseignement supérieur et recherche de Sciences Po [Higher education and research seminar of Sciences Po, also co-organiser] (Sciences Po, Paris, France).
- 2019 “The foot soldiers of excellence” at the Association Française de Sociologie (AFS) [French Sociological Association]. (Aix Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France).
- 2019 “The local interpretation of European policies for excellence: the new excellence hiring process in French academia”. The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). (The New School, New York, USA).
- 2018 “The making of fair inequalities? The Initiative of excellence case in Higher education and Research” at the PhD seminar of the Centre for the Sociology of Organisations (Sciences Po, Paris, France).
- 2018 “What being excellent means for the academic profession”. The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). (Dōshisha University, Kyoto, Japan).
- 2017 “The making of universities as organisations, study of an Excellence Initiative project” at the Laboratory for interdisciplinary evaluation of public policies (LIEPP) (Sciences Po Paris, France).
- 2017 “Organizations and Institutions” seminar at the Max-Planck-Institut (Max-Planck-Institut, Cologne, Germany.
I have been awarded the Prix scientifiques de L’Harmattan 2023 [Scientific Prize from L’Harmattan publishing house] for my PhD thesis. Every year, L'Harmattan publishing house offers two series of scientific prizes (PhD and MA) to reward and distinguish excellent scientific works defended in the previous year in all fields of humanities, social sciences, and literary criticism, with all geographical areas being accepted. The judging panel is composed of university professors, researchers, and publishing executives. As a recipient of this award, my PhD thesis will be published as a book by L'Harmattan, in the collection “Prix Scientifiques”.