Dr Kenisha Linton PhD, MSc, BBA, FHEA, Academic MCIPD

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Key details

Kenisha Linton

Dr Kenisha ktl Linton

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour


Kenisha Linton joined the University of Greenwich in the spring of 2016. Prior to this, she was a senior lecturer and programme leader at Kingston University, London.


Kenisha obtained her PhD in Management at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2014. Her doctoral thesis examined the topic of equality, diversity and inclusion in the Metropolitan Police Service. Prior to her PhD studies, Kenisha completed her MSc in International Management at the University of Essex and a BBA (Hons) in Marketing and International Business at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Kenisha is a member of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE).

Awards

2021     Student-Led Learning & Teaching Award – University of Greenwich, London

2019     Student-Led Learning & Teaching Award (finalist) – University of Greenwich, London

2018     Student-Led Learning & Teaching Award (shortlisted) – University of Greenwich, London

2017     Student-Led Learning & Teaching Award (shortlisted) – University of Greenwich, London

2015     Student-Led Learning & Teaching Award (finalist) - Kingston University, London

2007     International Research Scholarship – University of London

Recognition

  • Guest Editor - Educational Management Administration & Leadership (EMAL) Journal, Special Issue on Race & Educational Leadership, July 2021.
  • Associate Editor - Equity in Education & Society, SAGE Publications Inc.
  • Academic MCIPD, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • Associate, Education Equity Services (EES), United Kingdom
  • Affiliate Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Centre for Research in Employment and Work (CREW), University of Greenwich
  • The British Academy of Management (BAM) – Ordinary Member
  • Member, European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS)
  • International Member, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Research / Scholarly interests

Kenisha’s research examines the experiences of women and minority ethnic employees in various organisational contexts, such as the police service, NHS, education, and the UK civil service. Her work promotes a context-based approach to understanding and managing equality, diversity and inclusion at work. Kenisha also conducts research on the experiences and outcomes of minority ethnic students and staff in UK higher education institutions. Kenisha is engaged in various collaborative research projects in the areas of human resource management; equality, diversity and inclusion; and cross-cultural management.

Key funded projects

2021

Project title: On the frontline – low-paid workers in health and social care during Covid-19. Research for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Co-I (with Professor Sian Moore, Dr Leroi Henry and Dr Nigel Carter).

2021

Project title: A review of equality and diversity within the University’s recruitment and selection, promotion and disciplinary processes at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Co-I (with Professor Paul Miller and Dr Leroi Henry).

2020

Project title: Minority ethnic staff representation and experiences in the British Council. Co-I (with Professor Paul Miller and Dr Leroi Henry).

2019

Project title: Tracking the impact of the Inclusive Curriculum Framework (ICF) on student success, PI (with Dr Leroi Henry). Funded by the University of Greenwich.

2017

Project title: A national study on senior women in policing (UK). Results presented at the Senior Women in Policing Conference (Brighton, November 22, 2017). Co-I (with Prof. Jennifer Brown (LSE), Prof. Jenny Fleming (Southampton), and Dr Marisa Silvestri (Kent)).

Recent publications

Recent publications:

Maylor U., Roberts L., Linton K., Arday J. (2021) Race and educational leadership: The influence of research methods and critical theorising in understanding representation, roles and ethnic disparities. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 49(4):553-564. doi:10.1177/17411432211022770

Brown, J.; Fleming, F.; Silvestri, M.; Linton, K.; and Gousetti, I. (2018) Implications of police occupational culture in discriminatory experiences of senior women in police forces in England and Wales, Policing and Society: VOL. 29, NO. 2, 121–136. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2018.1540618

Wolfram, H.; Linton, K.; McDuff, N. (2018) Ethnic harassment, ethnic identity centrality, and well-being. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 1118–1130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-018-0461-6

Linton, K.T. (2014) ‘Perspectives on workforce diversity: a context-based approach to understanding diversity and equality in the police service’. Thesis (PhD) Royal Holloway, University of London.

Research Reports:

Moore, S.; Henry, L.; Linton, K.; Carter, N. (2021) “On the frontline – low-paid workers in health and social care during Covid-19”. Research report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Miller, P., Henry, L.; Linton, K., and Sriskantharajah, J. (2020) “Minority ethnic staff representation and the experiences in the Cultural Engagement SBU at the British Council” – Unpublished report for the British Council.

Working Papers:

Linton, K. ‘The dual perspective on workforce diversity: contextual mediators and implications for policing’.

Linton, K.  and Petrov, G. ‘Leadership challenges in closing the BAME awarding gap in UK universities’.

Linton, K. and Henry, L. Tracking the impact of the Inclusive Curriculum Framework on student success.

Presentations

Linton, K.  and Petrov, G. (2021) ‘Leadership challenges in closing the BAME awarding gap in UK universities’. In: 13th-14th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, 12 -14 July 2021, IOP, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Linton, K. (2018) ‘The dual perspective on workforce diversity: contextual mediators and implications for police work’. In: European Academy of Management, 19-22 June 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Linton, K.; McDuff, N. and Wolfram, H. (2018) ‘The ethnicity attainment gap in higher education: from neutrality to deficiency to institutional action', Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, 16-18 August, 2018, Université de Montréal, Canada.

Linton, K. (2017) Understanding the dual perspectives on workforce diversity in a British police service. In: Academy of Management Meeting, August 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

Linton, K. (2017) Perspectives on gender inclusion at work: case of a British police service. In: Critical Management Studies Conference July 2017, Liverpool UK.

Linton, K. (2015) Perspectives on Workforce Diversity: A Context-Based Approach to Understanding Diversity and Equality in the Police Service. In: Global Equality and Diversity in Business: Experiencing Diversity in the Workplace, 25 November 2015, Canary Wharf, London.

Linton, K.; McDuff, N. and Wolfram, H. (2014) Barriers and challenges faced by BME student and staff in higher education: implications for equality. In: 5th Annual Faculty Conference, Business and Law, 9-10 June 2014, Kingston University, London.

Linton, K.; Moore, F. and Exworthy, M. (2012) The role of diversity perspectives in reshaping the practice of managing workforce diversity: A public service context. In: 28th EGOS Colloquium (European Group for Organisational Studies), July 5–7, 2012 at Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.