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Dr Vanessa Beck

Dr Vanessa Beck

Dr Vanessa Beck
BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisation

Office 3F3B
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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+44 (0) 117 928 8668


Vanessa’s research focuses on the implications for the management of older workers, the availability of training opportunities for older workers and the use of performance management to ‘manage out’ older workers. She has also undertaken extensive research into unemployment and redundancy, including into those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and individuals with multiple and complex barriers to employment. She completed projects for the European Commission, the UK Government’s Equality Office, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, and the Government Equality Office.


Vanessa is a graduate of Brunel University (BSc), University of Keele (MPhil) and University of Birmingham (PhD). Before joining the University of Bristol in June 2017, she worked at the University of Leicester. 


EFIM10015 Introduction to Management 

EFIMM0045 Researching Organisations, Institutions and Management



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