Dr Claire O'Neill

Dr Claire O'Neill

Dr Claire O'Neill
Lecturer in Management

3.05 (Howard House),
Howard House, Queen's Avenue, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 39 40520

Department of Management

Personal profile

I am originally from Ireland, and studied for a BA in Music and English Literature at University College Cork, which I completed in 2007. Following several years of work and travel I moved to Bristol in 2011 to study an Msc in Management at the University of Bristol. On completion I started a PhD in the department, under the supervision of Dr. Mary Phillips and Dr. Patricia Gaya, which I submitted in October 2016. I then worked for two years as a Teaching Assocate in the department before starting my current role, as a Lecturer in Management, in June 2018.


My research interests are in the areas of gender, embodiment, phenomenology and leadership. My PhD thesis, entitled "Reversibility, Dys-appearance and the Telic Demand: A phenomenological investigation of women's experiences of their bodies in leadership", draws on the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and Leder to explore the experiences and perceptions of the body for those who self-identify as women and self-identify as leaders.  



Management Research Methods 


Organisational Behaviour 


Fields of interest

Gender, Feminism, Phenomenology, Leadership, Embodiment

Latest publications

  1. O'Neill, CE, 2018, ‘Unwanted appearances and self-objectification: The phenomenology of alterity for women in leadership’. Leadership, vol 15., pp. 296-318

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