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I joined Aston Business School in 2024 as a Research Associate working alongside Professor Roberta Fida on research that examines violent behaviour in the workplace.

Alongside this, I am a current doctoral researcher on an ESRC 1+3 scholarship at the University of Birmingham. I joined the programme following a Masters in Organisational Behaviour from Aston University and a degree in Business Management at the University of Birmingham, and have since completed an MA in Social Research.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily related to policy, parenting and EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) in the workplace. My PhD is a qualitative study examning the decision-making processes of LGBTQ+ parents. 

I have previously conducted an ESRC-funded project with the University of Birmingham and Aviva, examining Aviva’s parenting policies and their use by LGBTQ+ parents to understand and identify any barriers or areas of improvement to these policies.

I worked as a Research Assistant for the University of Birmingham for several years as part of the Equal Parenting Project, which aims to improve the use of family-friendly policies in the UK and encourage equality in the workplace. As part of this Lowri has worked on Government and Higher Education research projects such as the development of the 'Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit' which was launched in the House of Commons in March 2019. I have a keen interest in policy and have worked closely with both private and public organisations to examine and improve organisational policy.

More recently I was involved in a collaborative project undertaken between the Equal Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham and the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance Project at the University of Kent as part of The Working From Home During COVID-19 Lockdown project. This project sought to examine employees, employers and managers’ experiences of home-working in lockdown and beyond during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

My main research interests include:

  • Public policy
  • Organisational policy
  • LGBTQ+ identity / Queer studies
  • Gender equality
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

Teaching Activity

I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and have experience leading small group (<40) and large lecture (300+) cohorts. My teaching experience includes: Organisational Studies; Fundamentals of Leadership; Human Resource Management; Equality, Diversity & Inclusion; and Personal Development.

Qualifications

Fellow of HEA, 2021

MA Social Research, Univesity of Birmingham, 2020

MSc Organisational Behaviour, Aston University, 2018

BSc Business Management (Hons), University of Birmingham, 2017

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

MA, MA Social Research, University of Birmingham

1 Sept 2019Dec 2020

Award Date: 1 Dec 2020

MSc, Organisational Behaviour

Sept 2017Jul 2018

Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

BSc, Business Management

Sept 2014Jul 2017

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

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