- 01202 968752
- mcarr at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development
- Executive Business Centre EB501, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Melissa joined Bournemouth University in April 2014 and has had a career which spanned consultancy, education and executive education provision. Melissa has over 15 years’ experience working with individual and organisational development. She started her working life as lecturer in higher education where she gained an interest in people’s wider learning experiences. From there, Melissa completed her MSc and chartership in Occupational Psychology. She did this whilst working in consultancy where she was involved with a large number of clients from both the private and public sector. This mainly involved running assessment and development centres and organisational development projects. It was here that she gained an interest in the way organisations identify, select, develop and retain talented individuals.
After working in consultancy, Melissa joined Ashridge Business School where she spent seven years as a client and programme director. This involved responsibility for two large open programmes in the field of management and leadership, and working on a range of tailored executive education programmes... She also contributed on the Ashridge MBA in the area of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour. Melissa has been fortunate to work internationally with a range of large multi-nationals from sectors such as professional services, media, transport and the public sector.
As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Melissa is member of the British Psychological Society. She holds Level A & B certificates and has extensive experience of using a range of psychometrics such as the MBTI®, FIRO-B® and CPI® with both individuals and teams. While at Ashridge, Melissa has conducted research and published articles on the difference and diversity of personality types within organisations. She is also currently completing a PhD considering how women construct femininities through their intra-gender relationships at workmore
- Reitz, M., Carr, M. and Blass, E., 2007. Developing Leaders - Innovative Approaches for Local Government. The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 3 (4), 56-65.
- Carr, M., 2006. How managers and non-managers differ in their MBTI personality type. People Management, 12 (9), 48.
- Poole, E. and Carr, M., 2005. What I wish I'd known 10 years ago. Engineering Management, 15 (6), 36-39.
- Dent, F., Carr, M., Curd, J. and Blass, E., 2004. Managing by Dimensions. European Business Forum, 66-69.
- Blass, E. and Carr, M., 2006. Learning for the future from hindsight: The core-periphery model of leadership and management development. In: Mack, T., ed. Creating Global Strategies for Humanity's Future. World Future Society, 120-140.
- Carr, M. and Kelan, E., 2017. Discord in the gender harmony: Mobilising femininities at work. In: The 10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference 3-5 July 2017 Liverpool.
- Carr, M. and Kelan, E., 2016. Femininities at Work: How Women Support Other Women in the Workplace. In: British Academy of Management 6-8 September 2016 Newcastle.
- Carr, M. and Kelan, E., 2016. Mobilising femininities in the workplace: offering intra-gender support as a way to make work ‘work’. In: Gender, Work & Organization 29 June-1 July 2016 Keele.
- Carr, M., 2015. Reciprocal positions of female partners: constructing your gender identity in relation to ‘Others’. In: British Academy of Management 8-10 September 2015 Portsmouth.
- Carr, M., 2007. Gendered organizational cultures: an analysis of the websites of investment banks. In: Gender, Work and Organization 2007, 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference 27-29 June 2007 Keele University, Staffordshire, UK..
- Blass, E. and Carr, M., 2006. Learning from Critical Incidents and Hindsight: The core-periphery model of leadership development. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting 11-16 August 2006 Atlanta, USA.
- Carr, M. and Blass, E., 2006. Learning from critical incidents and hindsight: The core-periphery model of leadership development. In: International Conference on Executive Education 3-4 July 2006 IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Carr, M. and Blass, E., 2006. The core-periphery model of leadership development: Learning from critical incidents and hindsight. In: RISEBA International Conference 2-3 February 2006 Riga, Latvia.
- Carr, M., Curd, J., Dent, J. and Davada, A., 2011. MBTI Research into Distribution of Type (2nd edition). Ashridge.
- Taylor, D., Carr, M. and Gilani, P., 2017. International Women's Day Events at Bournemouth University: Developing Women Leaders of the future. Palgrave. Available from: http://www.palgrave.com/gp/palgrave/developing-women-leaders/12183950.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Leadership Essentials
Profile of Teaching UG
- Contemporary Issues in Management
- Research project - Qualititative Research methods
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Introduction to Coaching
- Festival of Learning - Leading with Impact
- Developing Leadership Skills, Short course. BU and DCCI joint collaboration
- Team development with Leadership Team, Working with the leadership team to help them become more effective and establish a culture of collaborative leadership. Pavillion Dance South West
- Executive Coaching, Coaching three members of the leadership team. Forerunner Catering
- MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology (University of Surrey, 2001)
- PGCE in Adult Education and Training (Kingston University, 1996)
- BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology (University of Sheffield, 1994)
- Chartered Psychologist in Occupational and Organisational Psychology (British Psychological Society, 2005)
- British Academy of Management, Member (2006-),
- British Psychological Society, Fellow (2001-),
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2017-),