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Prof Jamie Callahan


Department: Newcastle Business School

Jamie L. Callahan (EdD, PhD) is Professor of Leadership & HRD at Northumbria University. A USAF veteran, she served as a personnel officer and member of the Pentagon Air Staff Total Quality consultancy team. Her EdD from George Washington University explored systems of emotion in organizational change. Her PhD from Tilburg University addressed issues of power in Critical HRD. Her research addresses issues of power and privilege in organized contexts, leading her to explore marginalized groups’ experiences of leadership, learning, and organizational transformation. The former Editor of Human Resource Development Review, Jamie has published extensively in journals such as Human Relations, Organization Studies, Violence Against Women, International Journal of Management Reviews, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Human Resource Development International. She has also earned numerous research awards, including the Academy of Human Resource Development 2015 Outstanding Book of the Year Award. As an educator, she has a significant international background, to include having taught as a visiting professor in Saudi Arabia, France, England, and Thailand. She is a feminist, editor, author, mentor, activist, and educator.

Jamie Callahan

Campus Address

CCE1 – Room 204

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research applies concepts of organization studies and adult learning to address issues of power and privilege in relation to marginalized groups' (especially women's) experiences of leadership, emotion management, and organizational contexts.

Key Publications

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  • Power, powerlessness, and journal ranking lists: The marginalization of fields of practice, Anderson, V., Elliott, C., Callahan, J. 1 Mar 2021, In: Academy of Management Learning and Education
  • A Tale of Three Dissertations: Experiences of Transforming Mentored Research into an Article, Callahan, J. 2020, How to keep your doctorate on track, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • At ‘em, Girls; Give ‘er the Gun: Changing the symbols that shape a military identity, Callahan, J., Levinson, R. 1 Jun 2020, In: New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
  • Fantasy spaces and emotional derailment: Reflections on failure in academic activism, Callahan, J., Elliott, C. 1 May 2020, In: Organization: the Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society
  • Micro-activism and wellbeing: 1,000s of snowflakes and the potential avalanche, Callahan, J. 19 Jul 2020, The SAGE Handbook of Organisational Wellbeing, SAGE
  • A critical plot twist: Changing characters and foreshadowing the future of organizational storytelling, Beigi, M., Callahan, J., Michaelson, C. 1 Oct 2019, In: International Journal of Management Reviews
  • Assessing constructive supervisor behavior: Development and evaluation of a brief follower-rated scale, Mharapara, T., Cooper-Thomas, H., Hutchison, A., Callahan, J. 6 Jun 2019, In: Human Resource Development Quarterly
  • Interpellating with dystopian fiction: A critical discourse analysis technique to disrupt hegemonic masculinity, Gatto, M., Callahan, J. 17 Sep 2019, JUC Public Administration Annual Conference 2019
  • Supporting teachers who witness student bullying: (Re)shaping perceptions through peer coaching in action learning, Ghosh, R., Callahan, J., Hammrich, P. 11 Dec 2019, In: International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Leveraging Athena SWAN to legitimize spaces of resistance in a performative university, Gatto, M., Callahan, J., Elmi Keshtiban, A., Cassidy, K., Nally, C. 9 Nov 2018, Women, Work, and Activism Conference

PGR Supervision

Mark Gatto Masculinities in Working Parent Discourses: A Dystopian Fiction inspired Subversive Fictocriticism of Patriarchal Organisations Start Date: 01/03/2018


  • Human Resource Management PhD May 10 2019
  • Education EdD January 30 1999
  • Humanities MA
  • Engineering
  • Academic Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2018

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