The University of the West of England is pleased to announce that Eda Ulus and Inge Aben have been awarded a Researcher Development Grant from the British Academy of Management.(BAM). BAM launched the Researcher Development Grants Scheme in 2013 with the aim of encouraging and supporting research activities, in order to advance management scholarship through empirical research. Visit BAM for more information.
Out of the 125 applications for this grant, the project by Eda Ulus and Inge Aben, titled “Silence is Golden: Learning from Introversion to Broaden Teaching and Learning Experiences in Management and Business”, was one of the 13 projects that were selected. Their project will explore individual experiences of introversion in higher education. The results will be analysed to develop themes for teaching pedagogy and management practice. For impact, the results will be shared in reports with educators and practitioners, and published in academic journals. This is an exciting time for the University and for Eda Ulus and Inge Aben who are passionate about exploring introversion in a variety of learning and management contexts. As one of the reviewers for this grant noted, there is a “timely need to explore the extent to which extraversion is emphasised at the expense of introversion.”
Eda Ulus is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol. Her research interests include introversion, the experience of experiential learning, workplace emotions, psychoanalytic approaches, narratives, embodiment, and social justice. Her past organisational experiences include Assistant Director of an International Student Office, Academic Counsellor, Researcher for a hospital and psychology departments, and tutor and advisor for undergraduate students in the US, Turkey, and the UK.
Inge Aben is a Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol and is a project manager for the Institute of Leadership and Management professional qualifications, including the Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring course. She runs her own coaching, training and teaching consultancy and has years of experience supporting the development of communities, businesses and individuals in Europe and Africa. Her research interests include introversion, coaching, facilitation and work-based learning in leadership and community development.
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Congratulations Eda and Inge!