Dr Claire O'Neill

Dr Claire O'Neill

Dr Claire O'Neill

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 Teaching Fellow, 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.  



EFIM10015 Introdution to Management 

EFIM10013 Organizational Theory

EFIM20025 Management Research Methods 


MGRCM2012 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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