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Dr Robin Burrow

Dr Robin Burrow

Lecturer in Management and Organisational Behaviour

Cardiff Business School

Email
burrowr1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0003
Campuses
D26, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Robin’s research primarily involves elite professionals – typically high performing individuals working in extreme/ highly challenging organizational contexts. Specific research interests include:

  1. The relationship between emotions (e.g. fear, guilt, shame, anxiety, pride, euphoria and enrapture) and organizational behaviour - particularly in highly pressurised and safety critical environments.
  2. The emotions that drive high levels of human performance and their impact on individuals, teams and organizations.
  3. The emergence, transmission and management of ‘emotional climates’ - shared feelings of pride, climates of fear and so forth.

Through his research, consultancy and executive education Robin has worked with a wide range of different people and organizations. These include charities, NGOs, public and private sector organizations in the UK and abroad.

Biography

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) – Business Administration with Information Systems
  • MA – Organisation Studies
  • PhD – Organisation Studies

Publications

2020

2018

2017

2015

2008

Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • Work and Employment
  • People in Organisations
  • Extreme work
  • Institutional theory (emotions and institution)
  • Emotions and organizational behaviour 
  • Critical management studies
  • Leadership, management and patient safety in healthcare

Supervision

I am presently accepting PhD students wanting to do qualitative projects centred on extreme contexts and allied phenomena. Specific interests include atmosphere, intuition and the operationalization of the rules of engagement in military teams; the role and integration of performance enhancing technology in professional sport [and elsewhere]; the care and cultivation of ‘human capital’ in contemporary education; and, normalized extremity in organizations, including the perpetuation and durability of cult-like cultures and practices.  

Current supervision

Tracey Rosell

Tracey Rosell

Research student

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Katherine Parsons

Research student

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Paul Jenkins

Research student