Dr Louise Grisoni is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes Business School. She was previously the Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Business School. Before that she was Head of Department of Business and Management tasked with bringing together two pre-existing departments into one large department of over 60 staff and associates implementing the new structures and roles in the Faculty.
Louise's passion for research falls into the broad field of Organisation Studies. She has developed an international specialism in aesthetics and art-based approaches to research inquiry into a range of organisational phenomena including leading and managing change, leadership, equality and diversity. Her focus is on interpersonal dynamics at individual, group and organisational levels paying particular attention to the emotional dynamics and embodied ways of knowing at play. She has published widely and regularly presents her work at EGOS, SCOS and CMS and BAM and art of Management conferences, where she co- runs a stream on aesthetic approaches to inquiry. She is a member of the editorial board for the journal ‘Aesthetics in Organisations' and ‘Leadership' and is regularly invited to reviewing articles and books for journals including ‘Management Learning' and ‘Organisation studies' conducting book reviews for Sage, Taylor - Francis and OUP. Her external links have included external examiner and programme review roles at Bath, Nottingham Trent, Surrey, MMU and Distance Learning MBA at Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London. She has close ties as visiting professor with Copenhagen Business School and AUT and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand.
Louise joined Oxford Brookes from UWE where over the years she held several key roles including Head of School of Organisation Studies, Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment for the Faculty of Business and Director of Knowledge Exchange. She lead the development and delivery of cross faculty Masters programmes including a joint Health and Social Care/Faculty of Business MA in Leadership and Organisation in Public Services and an Msc in Group Relations with the School of Politics and Sociology. She was responsible for executive and senior manager leadership development programmes designed for client organisations including an MA Strategic Leadership with IBM, MSc Creative Talent and Solutions with Sainsburys and an MA Strategic Leadership with Newbury Building Society. She has also worked closely with a wide range of middle and senior public sector managers and leaders on bespoke leadership and management development programmes.