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Mr Mark Stringer

  • Overview



    Mark Stringer MSc GCert FRSA AFHEA CBP Chartered MCIPD

    Mark has spent nearly forty years working within organisations in several areas. This has included roles as varied as financial accountancy, Head of Product Management and Marketing, Head of OD, the management of L&D functions and latterly as a Director of both HR and Operations. Along the way, he has won several internal and external facing People related awards. 

    Within the Department of OP at Birkbeck since 2014 and currently Head of Department, Mark both convenes and teach on several modules, including Organizations and Change Perspectives, HRM Professional Development & Learning and Work and Well Being and continues to supervise numerous MSc Op and HRM Research Projects.

    Through teaching, supervision and research, his consistent aim, hope, and focus is to promote the use of interdisciplinary and critical tools to provide new readings and thus, in a small way, support those aiming to change organizational issues for the better. 

    His PhD research looked at interpreting Employee Engagement via a Lacanian psychoanalytic lens. Mark has a research project nearing completion on the stories of women’s journeys to reach Board level positions and has a chapter looking at differing academic career journeys published via Routledge July 2023.

    He is also currently undertaking clinical training as a psychoanalyst and was recently recognized by HR Magazine as one of the UK's Most Influential Thinkers.


    Honours and awards

    • Most Influential HR Thinker 2023, HR Magazine, July 2023


  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Evidence-Based Professional Practice Portfolio: Performance, Talent and Reward Management (BUOB088S7)
    • Professional Development and Learning (FDMN001H7)
    • Organization and Change Perspectives (MOOP005H7)
  • Publications


    Book Section


    • McDowall, Almuth and Teoh, Kevin and Stringer, Mark and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Beauregard, T. Alexandra and MacKenzie Davey, Kate and Lewis, Rachel and Yarker, Jo (2020) Organisations, race and trauma. London, UK: Department of Organizational Psychology.