Staff Profiles

Dr Karen Handley

Reader in Work & Organisation

Business and Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Karen Handley

Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 485968


Location: CLC 1.27, Clerici Building, Headington Campus

Career and education background:

Karen is a Reader in Work & Organisations at the Business School. She gained her first degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex, then worked in the financial services sector before studying for an MBA at Cranfield School of Management. She subsequently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant in the financial services division. Her interest in the potential of e-learning at PwC led to doctoral research at Imperial College, University of London, and she completed her PhD in 2003. After a post-doc position at Imperial College, Karen joined Brookes in 2006. More recently, Karen took a career break in 2013-4 to do an MA in Social and Political Thought at the University of Warwick, for which she was awarded the John Rex prize.