Dr Allanah Johnston
Degree Program Director, MSc International Business Management / Lecturer in Human Resource Management
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Allanah recently joined Newcastle University Business School as a Lecturer in HRM and Degree Program Director for the Masters program in International Business Management. Prior to this she was a Research Fellow at Cardiff University Business School (investigating Strategic Ambidexterity), and a Research Fellow at Lund University, Sweden.
Her main research interests to date have been generally in the field of Organisation and Management Studies, and focuses on critically analysing areas such as organisational change, power and politics in organisations, the management of professional services, gender, identity, humour in organisations and organisational branding.
Allanah has also worked in industry on various consulting projects.
PhD in Management and Organisation- The University of Queensland, Australia
Master of Commerce in Management and Employment Relations (1st Hons)- The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Bachelor of Arts- The University of Auckland, New Zealand
ResearchAllanah's main research interests to date has been in the area of Organisation and Management Studies. Her research focuses on critically analysing areas in HRM (service work, emotions, humour, gender and identity), Branding (internal branding processes, and the branding of higher education), and Strategy (the politics of innovation and organisational change, strategic ambidexterity, strategic change in professional services). Her research takes a multi-level perspective to understanding the relationships between individuals, organisations and institutions.
Module leader: NBS8060 (International Business Strategy in Practice)
Allanah has taught for over 15 years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in a variety of areas including Management and Employment Relations, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Culture and Ethnographic Research.
- Johnston A. The Broken Promise: Branding, Identity and Myth-Making in an Iconic Organisation. In: Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Annual Conference. 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Johnston A. Branded Lives: The production and consumption of meaning at work. Organization 2013, 20(4), 635-641.
- Johnston A. Novelty within Ambidextrous Organizations: Exploring the Processes and Politics in the Pursuit of ‘Balance’. In: The Fifth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies. Annual Conference. 2013, Crete, Greece.
- Westwood R, Johnston A. Reclaiming authentic selves: Control, resistive humor and identity work in the office. Organization 2013, 19(6), 787-808.
- Johnston A, Westwood R. Causing Offence in the Office: Humour in the Face of Political Correctness’. In: European Group for Organisation Studies (EGOS) Annual Conference. 2008, Vrige Universiteit, Amsterdam.
- Johnston A, Sandberg J. Controlling service work: An ambiguous accomplishment between employees, management and customers. Journal of Consumer Culture 2008, 8(3).
- Johnston A, Mumby D, Westwood R. Representing the unrepresentable: Gender, humour and organization. In: Westwood, R; Rhodes, C, ed. Humour, Work and Organization. London: Routledge, 2007, pp.113-138.
- Johnston A, Sandberg J. Looking Good, Feeling Better: Aesthetics and Exclusivity in the Service Encounter. In: 4th Critical Management Studies Conference. 2005, Cambridge University, UK.