Department of People and Organisations

We are developing the next generation of evidence-based leaders and practitioners through our research, industry collaborations and teaching.

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We are experienced in working with businesses across locality and industry, from start-ups, to corporates and governments. 

Our staff members

Professor Carol Woodhams

Head of the Department of People and Organisations

I joined Surrey Business School in 2018 after nine years at the University of Exeter Business School. Previous to that I have held posts at the University of Plymouth and Manchester Metropolitan University. My research is interdisciplinary and theoretically grounded in psychology, management and sociology. I research a number of subjects bound by an interest in labour market ...

Stephen Dale

Deputy Head of the Department of People and Organisations

Stephen was called to the Bar as a barrister in 2007.  He has been teaching at the University of Surrey since 2013 and specialises in both Employment Law and Business Law. In addition, Stephen has taught both Contract Law and Employment Law within the School of Law. As a specialist within Employment Law, Stephen has a particular interest in the areas of Nature and Format...

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