Professor Nick Rumens joined Middlesex University in 2013. He was previously Reader in Management & Organization/Deputy Head of Department of Management at University of Bristol and, before that, worked at University of Surrey, Keele University and Southampton Solent University. Internationally recognized as a significant figure in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) sexualities & genders in the workplace, he has published widely on topics such as gay and bi men's workplace friendships, sexuality and professionalism, the working lives of older LGBT employees and gay men employed in the police and performing arts. Professionally qualified in the field of Human Resources (MCIPD), before entering academia, he enjoyed a career as a senior HR practitioner in the public sector.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Nick has co-authored (with Professor Mihaela Kelemen) a successful and well-received text book An Introduction to Critical Management Research (2008, Sage).
Research Outputs & Interests
Nick's key areas of research interest include:
lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans sexualities and genders in the workplace
role, place and meanings of workplace friendships and intimacies
the application of queer theories within the field of organization studies
American pragmatism and its relevance for studying management and organization
Doctoral students are welcome who are interested in the above research areas.
De Souza, Eloisio Moulin and Brewis, Jo and Rumens, Nick (2016) Gender, the body and organization studies: que(e)rying empirical research. Gender, Work and Organization, 23 (6). pp. 600-613. ISSN 0968-6673