Dr Sarah Woolley
Assistant Professor
(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 organizations and teams collectively orchestrate strategy, innovation and change in complex and dynamic environments. 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.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring and adventuring with her dog Alma.

Research Interests

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