Dr Sarah Woolley
Senior Research Fellow
(Organisation and Work Group)

Sarah joined WBS in November 2019 after completing her PhD in Business and Management at Warwick Business School. Her research focuses on understanding how managers do strategy through their everyday practical accomplishments, in particular, how teams negotiate and organise strategizing as a shared activity in challenging and complex settings. Prior to joining academia, Sarah worked as a Board Director in the NHS and has had a varied career working in consultancy, managerial and scientific roles, across healthcare and not for profit sectors. She continues to practice strategy and management as a Non-Executive Director at a social housing and care provider.

Sarah completed her undergraduate scientific training at Manchester University (BSc. Cell Biology) and holds a PhD (Immunology & Biochemistry) from Birmingham University.

Research Interests

Strategy as practice and process; strategic leadership and management practices; top manager and middle manager relations and dynamics; organizational change; process and practice theories of sociology and management; ethnographic and qualitative research methods; organizing healthcare and not for profit services.