University of Wolverhampton Business School
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University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Before entering academia, I worked in the travel and hosiery industries, spending four years in each at a managerial level.
My first academic position was at the University of Salford, where I initially taught Strategic Management and Marketing. Gradually, I became interested in organisation and people issues. Marketing was thus relinquished in favour of Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Human Resource Management. I continued to develop this portfolio of teaching expertise in subsequent positions at the University of Gloucestershire and Staffordshire University.
I have always had an interest in political parties and election campaigns, so my PhD research focused on the Conservative Party as an organisation. My current research continues in this organisational vein, but will also consider other contexts.
I have extensive experience in course management, most notably as the Director of the Part-time MSc at Salford, but I have also managed many other courses and modules.
I also have extensive postgraduate and undergraduate supervision experience
Member of the Political Studies Association
Potential areas for supervision: Managing change, Strategic HRM, Employee engagement, activism
The three most recent are:
Low, M. (2014) ‘The changing nature of activist engagement within the Conservative Party: a review of Susan Scarrow’s task-orientated approach to party membership’, British Politics Vol 9, No. 1, pp 93-119
Low, M. (2014) ‘The renewal of the local Conservative Party campaign capability: an organisational insight into central co-ordination’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Vol 24, No. 4, pp 414-433
Low, M. (2014) ‘Parliamentary candidate selection in the Conservative Party; the meaning of reform for party members and membership parties’, British Politics Vol 9, No. 4, pp 401-429