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Research interests

My research examines the workplace as the site where gender, and associated inequalities, are reproduced. I am particularly interested in how gender intersects with other categories of difference resulting in complex patterns of (dis)advantage. My current projects include:

  • Disability Inclusive Science Careers (EPSRC funded - £494k)
  • Working from the margins: disability inclusion in Malawi (GCRF £25k)
  • Menstruation research network (Wellcome Trust - CoI)
  • Women's access to basic services in Rohingya Refugee Camps (GCRF £30k)
  • Gynaecological health in academia
  • Disability and academic careers (EPSRC and SoSS funded)

Recent projects


  • Menstruation and academic careers
  • disability and trade unions
  • disability and academic careers
  • migrant academics

Key Research Words/Phrases

Gender, inequality, intersectionality, feminism, disability, professions, poverty, posthumanism 

Research Group Contact Details

 I am a member of the Intercultural Research Centre

Roles & Responsibilities

I am the Business Management departmental Research Coordinator and the Human Resource Management and Law Group lead. I am the 4th year coordinator responsible for overseeing honours year. 

Between 2010 and 2016 I served on the Executive Committee of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association, latterly as Chair. In 2015 I was a member of the publicity committee of the Sex & Gender group of the American Sociological Association.  In addition, I was the SGSSS Dean of Graduate Studies committee as the HWU representative and the PGR co-ordinator for the department of businesss management

Editorial work. I am currently an Associate Editor of European Management Review (ABS 3), and on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society (ABS 4). In 2015 I launched Heriot Watt's first Open Access journal - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity (www.ipedjournal.com). I am currently co-editing our first special issue on 'Climate Change and Intersectionality' 

Previous Editorial work. Editorial board of Sociological research online, special issues of Construction Management and Economics; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Organization (due 2016)

I am HWU's UCU equality officer, serving on the branch committee

External positions


2019 → …

Scottish Government

2018 → …

Scottish Parliament

2017 → …


  • HM Sociology

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Research Output 2003 2019

Her bloody project – managing menstruation at work

Remnant, J. & Sang, K., 29 May 2019, British Sociological Association.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Organizing animals: Species, gender and power at work

Sayers, J., Hamilton, L. & Sang, K., Apr 2019, In : Gender, Work and Organization. 26, 3, p. 239-245 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Human resource management
HRM practices
Open Access
Financial crisis

Activities 2006 2018


Kate Sang (Invited speaker)
17 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Disability and university campuses

Kate Sang (Speaker)
20 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Disabilty and academic careers

Kate Sang (Speaker), Thomas Calvard (Speaker)
6 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Human Animal Interactions

Kate Sang (Invited speaker), Rebecca Finkel (Organiser), Paula Danby (Invited speaker), Dasha Grajfoner (Invited speaker)
15 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Scottish Parliament Period poverty

Kate Sang (Invited speaker)
17 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

When sickness interrupts science

Kate Sang


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Gynaecological health in academia

Kate Sang


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Tears on my podium: researching close to home

Kate Sang


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

52 Feminists

Kate Sang


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research