School of Business and Economics


Catherine Casey

Professor Catherine Casey

Professor of Organization and Society

Professor Catherine Casey brings extensive international teaching, research and constancy into the classroom.

Areas of Research Expertise

Professor Casey’s research interests lie principally in:

  • areas of economic sociology including organizations and institutions;
  • multinational corporations
  • labour markets
  • work
  • industrial and employment relations
  • education and training
  • management and governance
  • economy and society

International teaching experience

Professor Casey brings a wealth of international teaching experience to the classroom. She has previously worked at the University of Leicester, the University of Auckland, New Zealand and the University of Rochester, New York, United States of America, where she gained her Ph.D. In addition, she has held:

  • Visiting Fellowships at the School of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; and at the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin
  • A Visiting Professorship in the Department of Sociology, University of Sydney.


Professor Casey has previously served as:

  • Expert Scientist for the European Commission Directorate-General Research, and D-G Education and Culture
  • Advisor to the Tertiary Education Commission of the New Zealand Government.
  • In 2014 she joined a UNESCO advisory and policy project on Adult Learning and Education.

Roles with academic publications

Catherine Casey is formerly a Senior Editor of Organization Studies (Sage) and currently Vice-President of the International Sociological Association’s Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management committee, and Board Member of the European Sociological Association’s Work, Employment and Industrial Relations network, and member of the Editorial Board of Organization (Sage).Iain is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.