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Professor Joe Cook


Joe Cook

Professor in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resources Management

Biography Joe is Chair in Organizational Behaviour / Human Resource Management. Joe’s training is multidisciplinary and her research interests include CSR and cross sectoral dialogue between public, private and third sectors alongside expertise in gender, migration and ageing. She is an experienced participatory action researcher utilising these methods since 2000. She has held twelve UK and EU grants (ESRC, British Academy, EU Framework Programme, DCMS, NIHR, Local Authority and NESTA) on the areas of Social Action, CSR, employee volunteering, ageing and migration. Her current projects have been commissioned by the ESRC, NIHR and the Office for Civil Society, Department for Digital, Culture and Sport and reflect nationally recognised expertise around co-production and cross sectorial dialogue.
Research Interests Research interests span two core areas 1) gender, migration and intergenerational relationships. and 2) stakeholder relationships and cross-sectoral dialogue between the state, business and civil society.
These are unified by participatory action research methods, co-production and biography.
The area of stakeholder relationships has involved Joe in collaboration and open policy making processes with the Office for Civil Society, local authorities and Civil society organisations across the UK.
Her intergenerational relations in migration families research has involved comparative research with teams in France, South Africa, the UK and China.