Dr Aylin Kunter

Lecturer (R).
EBS - Management and Marketing
Dr Aylin Kunter
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    +44 (0) 1206 873428

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    EBS.3.52, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Monday 1 - 2.30pm Wednesday 11 - 12.30



Dr Aylin Kunter is a Lecturer in Organization studies and a member of the Decolonization and Diversification of Business Education group at Essex Business School. She joined Essex Business School in January 2020, having previously held lectureships in Organization studies at BPP Business School, London, and a Senior Lectureship in Organization Studies at Middlesex University Business School, and at the Sociology department at Middlesex University. Dr Kunter has also been Associate Lecturer at King College London, Queen Mary University of London, and as part of the ERASMUS exchange scheme, visiting lecturer in Visual methods at Jaggielonian University, Krakow in 2017. Her MA is from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick and her PhD is from the school of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Kunter's research focuses primarily on the Wellbeing of individuals within organizations. Her research is qualitative, applying visual, ethnographic, critical discourse analytic, and work/life interviewing approaches, to organizational life. Her research critically analyses the experiences of individuals and groups at work, with a view to improving our understanding of Wellbeing in the workplace. Her current research is focused on self care, wellbeing and it's wider implications for society. Dr Kunter is also interested in the intersectionalities of wellbeing at work. Dr Kunter has presented her work widely, including at the European group for Organization Studies conference, Critical Management Studies conference, International Visual Studies Conference, British Academy of Management and the Academy of Management conference. She has recently co-organised a stream at the Critical Management Studies conference in 2019, on Motherhood and Work, and co-edited a special issue on equality, diversity and wellbeing at work in the Journal of Equality, diversity and inclusion. Dr Kunter has written papers and book chapters in the following areas: - Countercultural values in the workplace - Experiences of religion and Spirituality at work - Visual methods Here more recent research areas include: - Intersectional experiences of organisations including self care - Gender and domestic work


  • PhD Queen Mary University of London, (2009)

  • MA Organization Studies University of Warwick, (2003)

  • BSc Chemistry University of Warwick, (2000)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Organization Studies, EBS, University of Essex (1/1/2020 - present)

  • Member of working group for the decolonization and diversification of education, EBS, University of Essex (22/1/2020 - present)

Other academic

  • External examiner in Sociology, Sociology, University of Surrey (1/1/2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Co-organiser of conference stream on Motherhood and work

Invited presentation, Critical Management studies conference, Critical Management Studies, Cranfield, United Kingdom, 12/7/2019

EGOS 2017 presentation on Visual research

European Group for Organisation Studies, EGOS, Copenhagen, Denmark, 5/6/2017

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Understanding Value and Values (BE402)

  • Business and International Development (BE422)


Journal articles (5)

Kunter, A. and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, U., I know I’m not going to have to heal from this”: Professional service-academic collective writing on ‘office housework’ as collective care, healing, and hope. Gender, Work and Organization

Beauregard, A., Adamson, M., Kunter, A., Miles, L. and Roper, I., (2020). Diversity in the work-life interface: Introduction to the Special Issue. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 39 (5), 465-478

Freeman, T., Kunter, A., Douglas, C. and Roper, I., (2015). Ethics and spirituality in the workplace. Human Resource Management International Digest. 23 (5), 43-44

Kunter, A., (2015). Marketisation, Commodification and the Implications for Teachers’ Autonomy in England. 29, 133-153

Kunter, A. and Bell, E., (2006). The Promise and Potential of Visual Organizational Research. M@n@gement. 9 (3), 177-177

Book chapters (2)

Kunter, A., Boddy, C., Malovany, E. and Gull, G., (2020). Employee Well-Being Under Corporate Psychopath Leaders. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being. Editors: Dimon, S., . Palgrave MacMillan. 1- 28. 978-3-030-02470-3

Kunter, A., (2017). Discourse analysis, in Jemielniak , D. (ed.) Qualitative research: An academic textbook.. In: Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies Volume II: Methods and Possibilities. Editors: Ciesielska, M. and Jemielniak, D., . Palgrave Macmillan. 207-222- 207-222. 978-3-319-65442-3

Conferences (2)

Kunter, A., Kunter, A (2015) ‘Visual methods and organisational analysis’ presented at the International Visual Sociology conference Pittsburg, US. Scholarship awarded for travel and accommodation.

Kunter, A., Kunter, A (2014) ‘A visual ethnography of wellbeing at work: Using the camera’ presented at the Work, employment and society conference, University of Warwick, September 2014.

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EBS.3.52, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Monday 1 - 2.30pm Wednesday 11 - 12.30

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