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The problem of visibility of women in engineering and how they manage it (2018)
Journal Article
Fernando, D., Cohen, L., & Duberley, J. (2018). The problem of visibility of women in engineering and how they manage it. Harvard Business Review,

Being both visible and invisible: how women engineers manage this paradox and what it means for their careers Women engineers (and others in ultra masculine sectors) have a visibility problem. While they are often excessively visible in terms of thei... Read More

Navigating sexualized visibility: a study of British women engineers (2018)
Journal Article
Fernando, D., Cohen, L., & Duberley, J. (in press). Navigating sexualized visibility: a study of British women engineers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2018.06.001. ISSN 0001-8791

In this article we use the term 'sexualised visibility' to describe how in male dominated work settings such as engineering, women are inscribed with sexual attributes that overshadow and obscure other attributes and values. From a career point of vi... Read More

What helps?: women engineers’ accounts of staying on (2018)
Journal Article
Fernando, D., Cohen, L., & Duberley, J. (2018). What helps?: women engineers’ accounts of staying on. Human Resource Management Journal, 28(3), 479-495. doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12192

We have considerable understanding of the obstacles that women engineers encounter and the reasons that they leave the field, but we know less about what enables them to remain. Adopting an interpretivist approach, this article examines how a group o... Read More

Losing the faith: public sector work and the erosion of career calling (2018)
Journal Article
Cohen, L., Duberley, J., & Smith, P. (in press). Losing the faith: public sector work and the erosion of career calling. Work, Employment and Society, doi:10.1177/0950017017746906. ISSN 0950-0170

This article tells the story of Dave, a welfare rights advisor who worked his way up to be Assistant Director of Social Services in a Midlands local authority. Dave joined the public sector with a sense of calling and a belief that local government c... Read More

Three faces of context and their implications for career: a study of public sector careers cut short (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen, L., & Duberley, J. (2015). Three faces of context and their implications for career: a study of public sector careers cut short. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 91, doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2015.10.006. ISSN 0001-8791

This paper examines the impact of context on careers. It is based on a study of senior managers in an English Local Authority. It offers two important contributions: first, an empirical contribution examining how context matters to individuals in th... Read More

Respectable femininity and career agency: exploring paradoxical imperatives (2013)
Journal Article
Fernando, W. D. A., & Cohen, L. (2013). Respectable femininity and career agency: exploring paradoxical imperatives. Gender, Work and Organization, 21(2), doi:10.1111/gwao.12027. ISSN 0968-6673

This paper places respectable femininity at the very centre of career enactment. In the accounts of 24 Sri Lankan women, notions of being a ‘respectable’ woman recurred as respondents described how important it was to adhere to the powerful behaviour... Read More