From theory to impact: bringing work-life initiatives into the mainstream

Smithson, Janet, Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Sullivan, Cath (2016) From theory to impact: bringing work-life initiatives into the mainstream. Community, Work & Family, 19 (2) . pp. 129-133. ISSN 1366-8803 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13668803.2016.1134114)

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In this special issue we focus on the work and influence of Sue Lewis, one of the Community, Work and Family’s two founding editors. In launching this journal Sue, together with Carolyn Kagan, aimed to encourage debate and critical examination of, and reflection on, existing perspectives, frameworks and practices (Kagan and Lewis, 2015). They also explicitly aimed “to publish work that challenged the status quo, encouraged personal reflection and reflexivity, and put professional and lay views side by side” (Kagan and Lewis, 2015). For this special issue we invited researchers who have worked with Sue at different stages of her career – from her Ph.D. supervisor (Cary Cooper), some of her international research partners (Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ellen Kossek), her previous colleagues at Manchester Metropolitan University (Carolyn Kagan, Rebecca Lawthom), her national and international research partners on a series of European projects (Julia Brannen, Ann Nilsen, Laura den Dulk, Bram Peper), through to one of Sue’s former Ph.D. students and colleague at Middlesex University (Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya) and early career researchers (Sweta Rajan-Rankin). In the articles that are to follow, the authors draw upon and highlight the considerable and invaluable influences that Sue’s work has had in the field of Community, Work and Family.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 23900
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Community, Work & Family on 12/02/2016, available online:
Depositing User: Dr Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 14:03
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 22:03

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