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Mr Mark Stringer

  • Overview



    Mark Stringer MSc GCert FRSA AFHEA CBP Chartered MCIPD

    Before joining the Department, I spent over thirty years working within organisations in a number of areas. These have included accountancy, banking, retail and both the arts and cultural sectors. 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. 

    Within the Department of OP at Birkbeck, from 2015 to 2018, I lectured and tutored on both OP and HR post-graduate programmes. As Lecturer and Programme Director, I both convene and teach on a number of modules, including Organizations and Change Perspectives, Professional Development and Learning and Work and Well Being. I continue to supervise numerous MSc Research Projects covering such areas as Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of SCRUM techniques in IT, phenomenological experiences of those creating new identities within the performing arts and in contested areas of struggle in relation to intersectional discourses at work.

    Through teaching, supervision and research, my 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. 

    My PhD research looks at interpreting Employee Engagement via a Lacanian psychoanalytic lens. My wider research interests lie in qualitative approaches, influenced by both Critical Management Studies and psychoanalytic / postmodern/structuralist /poststructuralist/ and intertextual interpretations of organisational life. I also have a research project nearing completion on the stories of women’s journeys to reach Board level positions. I also have a chapter due this year looking at the differing ways in which working in Academia are undertaken, performed, and eventually curtailed via Routledge.


  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Motivation, Engagement and Job Design (BUOB090H5)
    • Professional Development and Learning (FDMN001H7)
    • Organization and Change Perspectives (MOOP005H7)
    • Work and Well Being (MOOP008H7)
  • Publications



    • 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 and Kamau, Caroline (2020) Organisations, race and trauma. London, UK: Department of Organizational Psychology.