Dr Kathryn Hartwell

Dr Kathryn Hartwell

LSE Fellow

Department of Management

Room No
NAB 4.29
Key Expertise
Institutional and Organisational Change Processes

About me

Kathryn Hartwell is a Fellow of Organisational Behaviour in the Department of Management. She completed her undergraduate studies in Law at the University of Cambridge and continued to study for an MSc in Business with Legal Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, during which time she decided to pursue doctoral studies in Management. Kathryn completed her PhD in Strategic Management and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Nottingham.  

Kathryn’s main areas of research are institutional and organisational change processes, with a particular focus on the professions. She also takes interest in the use of new and different forms of qualitative data and analytical methods, including semiotics. Kathryn’s doctoral thesis focused on a law firm's organisational responses to unprecedented institutional change within the UK legal field.  

Kathryn has also developed considerable practitioner experience. During her PhD writing-up period, she worked as an HR Consultant, advising a wide range of clients from University of Cambridge Colleges to music management companies, on a breadth of HR-related issues. She has also developed strong networks from her Business Development activities working as an Executive Recruitment Consultant, with contacts ranging from global pharmaceutical organisations, including the Mundipharma group, to start-up companies working within the life sciences, to well-established, family-run businesses.  


Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group

Expertise Details

Institutional and organisational change processes; use of new and different forms of qualitative data and analytical methods including semiotics