Louise Mcardle

Louise McArdle

Principal Lecturer/Division Leader

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR261

+44 (0) 1772 89 4780

Subject Areas: Business and Management

Louise is the Division Leader for the Division of Strategy and Enterprise and is a member of the Senior Leadership team in the Business School. She has worked in the University since 1992.

Louise is research active within the area of business and management and is a member of the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment.

Full Profile


  • PhD Candidate 2011 - 2017
  • MA in Sociology (University of Central Lancashire) 2009
  • BA (Hons) Organization Studies with Economics (Lancashire Polytechnic) 1988
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of iROWE

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Activities

  • Louise is currently conducting PHD research in the area of self-identification and trade union membership.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Research methodology and design. Critical management theory.
  • Course Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Management Research Methods


  • EGOS symposium

  • Critical management Studies Conference


Saundry, R.A. McArdle, L. & Thomas, P. (2013), “Reframing Workplace Relations? Conflict, resolution and mediation in a primary care trust” in Work Employment and Society, Vol 27, No. 2, pp 213-231.

McArdle, L. & Thomas, P. (2012), “Fair Enough? Women and Fair Trade” in Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol 8, No 4, pp 277- 294

Saundry R., McArdle L. & Thomas P. (2011) Transforming Conflict Management in the Public Sector? Mediation, Trade Unions and Partnerships in a Primary Care Trust. London: ACAS.

Proctor, S., Rowlinson, M., McArdle, L., Hassard, J. & Forrester, P. (1994), ‘Flexibility, Politics and Strategy: In Defence of the Model of the Flexible Firm’, Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 8, No 2, pp 221 – 242.