Personal profile

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:

  • In work poverty in Scotland with Dr James Richards
  • 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
  • Disability and 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. In addition, I sit on the SGSSS Dean of Graduate Studies committee as the HWU representative. 

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. 

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 ( 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


  • HM Sociology

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Research Output 2003 2018

Open Access
Open Access
Financial crisis
human resource management

Diversifying the Creative: Creative Work, Creative Industries, Creative Identities

Finkel, R., Jones, D., Sang, K. & Stoyanova Russell, D. May 2017 In : Organization. 24, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Feminist critical management studies in the lecture hall: A space for activism and hope?

Sang, K. J. C. & Glasgow, S. 2017 Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies. Pullen, A., Harding, N. & Phillips, M. (eds.). Emerald Publishing Limited, p. 85-102 18 p. (Dialogues in Critical Management Studies; vol. 3)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Critical management studies
Business schools

Activities 2006 2018

Disabilty and academic careers

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

Activity: Invited talk

Human Animal Interactions

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

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Sang, K. (Invited speaker)
17 Jan 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Disability and academic careers

Sang, K. (Speaker)
17 Mar 2017

Activity: Invited talk

Scottish Parliament (External organisation)

Sang, K. (Chair)

Activity: Membership 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

Scottish Young Planners' International Women's Day celebration

Katherine Sang


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research