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Anita Garvey

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Anita joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in March 2015.

Anita specialises in organisational psychology, organisational studies, workplace conflict and people development. She delivers lectures and seminars at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Anita’s additional responsibilities include Programme Leadership and Module Tutorship. She has also successfully supervised postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation students facilitating completion of their individual research. 

Prior to commencing a career as an academic Anita’s previous professional background was diverse including positions and roles in Strategic Human Resources, Local Government Policy Units, the Careers Advisory Service and a Law Centre. 

Anita is currently undertaking doctoral research focusing upon a newly developed concept specifically moralistic workplace bullying. This includes exploring how negative interactions towards targets of bullying by ostensibly scrupulous individuals are justified in the workplace, legitimised through privilege and reconstructed as ‘moral’ by the perpetrators. 

Anita is also a qualitative researcher with a particular interest in narrative inquiry, critical incident techniques, problem centred interviews and reconstructive analysis.


Anita Garvey

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City Campus East 1

Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Human Resource Management PGDip September 01 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016


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