Dr Patrick Reedy

Reader in Organisational Behaviour

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School


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Dr Patrick Reedy has more than 30 years experience as an educator and researcher in further and higher education, which has included substantial managerial and administrative responsibilities.

He is a leading researcher within the area of organisation theory and publishes in the most prestigious journals in his discipline.

Dr Reedy has considerable experience of designing, and teaching on, executive development programmes, including distance learning-based courses and tailored corporate programmes.


Research Interests

  • Managerial identity and working lives

  • Critical approaches to management learning

  • The political, ethical and societal implications of managerialism

  • Alternative forms of organisation

  • Social movement organising and democracy in organisations

Research groups

Dr Reedy co-authors research with many of the leading figures in his field, working in some of the highest quality internationally-recognised business schools including those at the universities of Durham, Nottingham, York, Sheffield and Leeds.


Reedy P, King D and Coupland C (2016), 'Organizing for Individuation: Alternative Organising, Politics and New Identities’, Organization Studies, 37(11): 1553-1573 (ABS 4*).

Moufahim M, Reedy P and Humphreys M (2015), ‘The Vlaams Belang: The Rhetoric of Collective Identity’, Organization Studies, 36(1): 91-111 (ABS 4*)(nominated for the Roland Calori Prize for Best Paper In Organization Studies 2016).

Reedy P and Learmonth M (2011), ‘Death and Organization: What a Consideration of Death can tell us about Life in Organizations’, Organization Studies, 32(1): 117-131 (ABS 4*).

Finn R, Learmonth M and Reedy P (2010), ‘Some Unintended Effects of Teamwork in Healthcare’, Social Science and Medicine, 70(8): 1148-1154 (ABS 4*).

Reedy P (2009), The Manager’s Tale, London: Ashgate.(research monograph).

Full publications list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Philosophical Issues in Business and Management Research

  • Critical Concepts in HRM

Research PhDs

Dr Reedy welcomes applications in the areas of alternative forms of organising, democracy in organisations and other aspects of critical management studies.

Completed PhDs

Khalid Alogaili, The Influence of National Culture on Leadership Styles in Saudi Arabia, University of Hull, 2016 (joint supervisor).

Selorm Yevu, An Evaluation of Teamworking Perspectives in Healthcare: A Fieldwork Study of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana, MPhil thesis, 2015, (first supervisor).

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Keele)

  • Master of Business Administration (with distinction) (Lincolnshire and Humberside)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, (Garnett College, London)

  • BSc (Hons) (Hull)

External roles

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Organization Studies from 2016.

  • External Examiner for Essex Business School, 2016 to present.

  • External Examiner of the PhD thesis, Death of a Salesman? Identity Work during a time of Disruptive Change, by Shelley Clark, University of Nottingham, November 2015.

  • External Examiner for Loughborough Management School, 2013 to 2016.

  • External Examiner for Durham University Business School, 2010 to 2014.

  • External Examiner for Nottingham University Business School, undergraduate programmes, 2006 – 2009.

  • External Examiner for University of Hull on BA in Business Management, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, 2001 – 2005.