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Dr Anna Galazka

Dr Anna Galazka

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

Cardiff Business School

Email
galazkaa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6736
Campuses
Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Overview

I am a Lecturer in the Management, Employment and Organisation section. After completing my doctorate on organising healthcare with a focus on clinician-patient relations in wound healing at Cardiff Business School, I worked as a post-doctoral research consultant at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre in collaboration with Cardiff Business School. I am fascinated by the development, nature and role of social relations in hidden and stigmatised communities and their potential to fuel social innovation for individual empowerment and collective emancipation. I engage with social theory, sociological literature on stigma and medical professions and critical realist methodologies.  

Biography

Qualifications

PhD in Organisation Studies from the Cardiff Business School (2019)

MSc in Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff Business School (2013)

MSc in Management of Learning from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (2011)

BSc in Human Resource Management from Cardiff Business School (2010)

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

Teaching

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advanced HE). I am currently teaching on research methods modules that form part of the postgraduate training delivered to both taught and research students. I am a co-coordinator on three modules that form part of the MSc Social Science Research Methods programme and a module co-leader on the Academic Skills and Research Practice module delivered to MSc International Management students. 

My primary research interests include the transformative power of positive relationships and community, reflexivity, social innovation, emancipation, stigma and dirty work, which I have explored in the context of wound healing medical work. I have an interest in qualitative research methods, including ethnography and realistic evaluation from a critical realist perspective.

My PhD examined the development, nature, and role of clinician-patient relations in addressing the social stigma of wounds and the professional stigma of the dirty work of wound healing. I then worked as a senior research officer with the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre where I completed post-doctoral research funded by Mölnlycke Health Care into the social value of the psycho-social leg care provision in the Lindsay Leg Clubs. I am a volunteer project consultant for the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation and collaborate with the Founder and Lifetime President of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation, Ellie Lindsay OBE. My most recent collaboration included online webinar contributions to the Vein Week as part of the Leg Club Committee and the Leg Club Support Community on Health Shared, a Web App created by doctors from Imperial College London.

My additional research interests include entrepreneurship and new ways of working and organising work. In 2020, I completed unpublished research ‘Covid-19 and female entrepreneurship in Wales: impact and solutions’ (funded by the Welsh Government, conducted in collaboration with the University of South of Wales). In 2021, I secured the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Award for ‘Supporting women entrepreneurs through the Covid-19 crisis’ (online training workshops for female entrepreneurs in collaboration with the entrepreneurs and the Executive Education unit at Cardiff Business School)

Supervision