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Anna Walker

Dr

Anna Walker

  • Senior Lecturer, Business and Management
  • Email: a.walker@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: CoLA - Bath Business School
  • Campus: Newton Park
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Personal statement 

Dr Walker is a Senior Lecturer at Bath Business School, specialising in creativity and innovation at work: how it is managed (e.g. team diversity, organisational culture) and how it is measured. She has had a number of roles within these areas in industry and continues to work closely with industry.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Creativity, Innovation and Organisational Culture, Manchester Business School
  • MSc in Organisational Pschology, Manchester Business School
  • BSc in Pyschology, University of Surrey.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Psychological Society.

Bath Spa employment 

  • 2016 - present.

Other external roles

  • Member of the Innovation Caucus (a joint ESRC-Innovate UK initiative).

Areas of expertise 

Creativity and innovation at work, including how this can be facilitated through:

  • Organisational culture
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Reward
  • Diversity
  • Measurement.

Research supervision

I am particularly interested in supervising research that falls either fully or partially within the following areas:

  • Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Psychology.

Topics of interest focus around how to encourage creativity and innovation in the workplace, through:

  • Organisational culture
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Measurement
  • Incentivisation
  • Formalised processes
  • Diversity (personality, gender, age).

I am open to a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods being used including: 

  • Quantitative:
    • Multilevel modelling
    • Structural equation modelling
    • Regressions and factor analysis, and
  • Qualitative, including (for example), interviews or focus groups analysed using content or thematic analysis.

Research keywords

    Innovation
    Human Resource Management
    Organisational Psychology

Conference contributions

  • Walker, A. (2017). Measuring Innovation: Developing an Approach for a Service Organisation. Proceedings of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management.
  • Walker, A., James, A. and Batey, M. (2013). A new front end innovation measure: design, construction and initial findings. Proceedings of R&D Management Association.
  • Walker, A. and Batey, M. (2012). Do Creative Employees Experience Reduced Perceived Organisational Support? Proceedings of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management.
  • Walker, A. and Batey, M. (2012). Introducing a new measure of Creative Style: First findings in Relation to Perceived Organisational Support, Performance, Job Satisfaction, Organisational Commitment and Turnover Intention. Proceedings of the European Academy of Management. 

Practitioner articles/press contributions

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Taking a multilevel approach to creativity and innovation
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Walker, A and Batey, M (2014) 'Taking a multilevel approach to creativity and innovation.' In: Reisman, F.K, ed. Creativity in business. KIE, London, pp. 112-128. ISBN 9781859242964


Psychometric tools in development - do they work and how?
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Batey, M, Walker, A and Hughes, D (2012) 'Psychometric tools in development - do they work and how?' In: Passmore, J, ed. Psychometrics in coaching: using psychological and psychometric tools for development. Kogan Page, London, pp. 49-58. ISBN 9780749466640


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