Staff Profiles

Birgit den Outer

BA/MA Cultural Anthropology University of Amsterdam


Business School

Oxford Brookes Business School

Birgit Den Outer

Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 485736


Location: Clerici, CLC 1.26

I am a lecturer at the Oxford Brookes Business School. With a cultural anthropology background, I conduct research on a variety of topics within organization and management. My PhD research is on professionalisation and identity in private security organizations. I am currently involved in projects on discourses of ‘the employable worker’ for students and older workers (with Dr Karen Handley), on scenarios for law enforcement organisations in the UK and The Netherlands (with Prof Juliette Koning), and on defining and evaluating intellectual challenge in contemporary Higher Education (with Dr Berry O’Donovan). I have a second MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice, where I conducted research on cross-cultural transitions in international students.