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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)
  • 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


  • In work poverty
  • Gender and parenting in academia - a cross national study between Scotland and the UK with Professor Jemina Napier and Dr Kate Huppatz
  • Gender and migration in academic careers
  • Corporate board composition

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 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.

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

Human resource management

Editorial: Towards a Theoretical Foundation for Performance Measurement and Management

Bititci, U. S., Bourne, M., (Farris) Cross, J. A., Nudurupati, S. S. & Sang, K., Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Management Reviews. 20, 3, p. 653-660 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

"It does not help to look young and dumb...": Ageism and intergenerational contact in the Norwegian technical industry

Meinich, J. & Sang, K., 16 Apr 2018, In : Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 37, 3, p. 202-218 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Older workers
Workplace diversity
Young workers
Open Access
Financial crisis

Activities 2006 2018

Disabilty and academic careers

Sang, K. (Speaker), Thomas Calvard (Speaker)
6 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Sang, K. (Invited speaker)
17 Jan 2018

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

Human Animal Interactions

Sang, K. (Invited speaker), Rebecca Finkel (Organiser), Paula Danby (Invited speaker), Grajfoner, D. (Invited speaker)
15 Feb 2018

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

Disability and university campuses

Sang, K. (Speaker)
20 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Scottish Parliament (External organisation)

Sang, K. (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Press / Media

When sickness interrupts science

Katherine Sang


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Gynaecological health in academia

Katherine Sang


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Tears on my podium: researching close to home

Katherine Sang


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

52 Feminists

Katherine Sang


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research