Adrian Marrison
Assistant Professor
(Organisation and Work Group)

Adrian is an organisational ethnographer committed to advancing knowledge about the phenomenon of extreme contexts which, broadly speaking, are organisational settings characterised by risks, emergencies and disruption. As an extreme contexts researcher, Adrian applies ethnographic field methods and organisational theories to understand and explain how work is experienced, navigated and accomplished in organisational and professional contexts that are risky and dangerous. To date, his research has focused on prison officers and online paedophile hunters.

Adrian completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge as a full ESRC scholar.

Research Interests

Organisational theory, extreme contexts, dangerous occupations, occupational socialisation, studies of processes in organisations, qualitative research methods (especially ethnography and fieldwork), frontline work.