Dr Carolyn Axtell

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Management School

Head of Work Psychology

Senior Lecturer Institute of Work Psychology

C.M.Axtell@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3267

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Dr Carolyn Axtell
Management School
Room B027
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Dr Carolyn Axtell is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Work Psychology. Her areas of expertise are: Virtual/remote working; Perspective taking/empathy; The organisation of work/job design.

She gained a PhD in Work Psychology from the University of Sheffield after completing an MSc in Occupational Psychology University of Sheffield.

Carolyn completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a member of British Psychological Society (Division of Occupational Psychology).

Publications

Books

  • Arnold J, Randall R, Patterson F, Silvester J, Robertson I, Cooper C, Burnes B, Harris D & Axtell C (2016) Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace. Pearson. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Randall R, Patterson F & Silvester J (2010) Work Psychology (5th Edition). Pearson Education. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Holman D, Wall TD, Clegg CW, Sparrow P & Howard A (2003) The New Workplace A Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices. John Wiley & Sons. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM (1999) Interviewing and Being Interviewed - Delegates Chapter. London: MacMillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM (1999) Interviewing and Being Interviewed - Tutor's Notes. London: MacMillan. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Hyrkkänen U, Nenonen S & Axtell C (2016) A Tool for Assessing User Experience of Fit of a Virtual Workplace (pp 22-34) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Riddalls CE, Icasati-Johanson B, Axtell C, Bennett S & Clegg C (2000) Quantifying the benefits of trust in supply chain partnerships. AUTOMATED SYSTEMS BASED ON HUMAN SKILL 2000 (pp 175-178) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Waterson PE, Clegg CW & Axtell CM (1995) The interplay between cognitive and organizational factors in software development.. INTERACT (pp 32-37) RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Axtell CM Big data could bring about workplace utopia – or the office from hell. RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Axtell CM Status Effects on Reactions to Communication Norm Violations. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, California. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Moser KM Norms in virtual work: The impact of status and perceived norm violations in email communications. European Association of Work & Organisational Psychology Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Daniels K, Niven K & Hislop D Well being and the home-based, self-employed teleworker. European Association of Work & Organisational Psychology Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Moser KM & McGoldrick J Perceived norm violations in email communications: The impact of status on recipient reactions. Academy of Management Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Moser KM State of the art and agenda for research on norms in virtual collaboration. Academy of Management Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Farley SJ, Sprigg CA & Coyne I Workplace cyber bullying: The impact of witnessing and resilience. IWP International Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bayerl PS, Axtell CM & Lauche K Multi-Actor Perspectives on Localisation: Standardisation Tensions in an ICT Implementation. Academy of Management Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM The Wellbeing of the Mobile Workforce. GigaOm. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Holman D Why do job redesign interventions affect wellbeing?. IWP International Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Hislop D Working Hours, Work-Related Travel and the Corrosion of Non-Work Sociality. IWP International Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Searle B & Machon L Employer Influence on Job Crafting: A Qualitative Investigation. IWP International Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Parker SK Familiarity breeds complacency: the effect of clarity and perspective taking on misunderstandings in a virtual team. SIOP (Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology) Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Power JL, Brotheridge CM, Monserrat S, Mayoral L & Axtell CM How acceptable is bullying? Cultural explanations for trends in 15 countries. American Academy of Management Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brotheridge CM, Axtell CM, Blemkinsopp J & Fischer D How acceptable is bullying? Cultural explanations for trends in 15 countries. 2009 Academy of Management Meeting. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Holman D, Totterdell P, Axtell C, Stride CB, Port R, Svensson R & Zibarris L Employee innovation behaviors: The development of a measure. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brotheridge CM, Power J, Monserrat S, Jordan C & Axtell CM Does one's culture influence how emotional labour is performed with customers, coworkers and supervisors?. Sixth International Conference on Emotions and Worklife (EMONET VI). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Brotheridge CM, Fischer D & Golebiowska-Tataj D Through the Looking-Glass of Emotional Labour: Alternative Lenses and Perspectives. Sixth International Conference on Emotions and Worklife (EMONET VI). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Parker SK & Wall TD Reducing Misunderstandings in virtual teams: enhancing the power of perspective taking. XIIIth European Congress of Work and Organisational Psychology. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Hislop D All Aboard! Trains as Mobile Offices. BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hislop D & Axtell CM The communication dynamics of mobile telework. The Sixth European Conference in Organisational Knowledge Learning and Capabilities. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Holman D, Totterdell P, Axtell C, Stride C & Port P Individual innovation behaviours: the development of a measure and examination of antecedents. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Brown C & Hislop D Two degrees of mobile telework: comparisons and analysis (abstract). BPS Occupational Psychology Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM & Galpin M Managing the Remote Worker. CIPD Human Resource Development Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Axtell CM, Clegg CW & Waterson PE Problems for User Involvement: A Human and Organizational Perspective.. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Over the years, Carolyn has worked with a range of organisations within both the public and private sector.

These research projects have broadly related to either evaluating the impact of new technologies and new ways of working or helping organisations develop new work practices.

Carolyn’s core interests are in virtual/telework, employee well-being, work design and empathy/perspective taking.

She has been invited to speak at conferences on the topic of virtual and mobile work. Carolyn is also on the editorial boards for the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Teaching activities

Carolyn primarily teaches on the MSc in Occupational Psychology/MSc Work Psychology.

She is module organiser for the wellbeing and work module but also teaches on other parts of the programme.

Carolyn bases her lecture content on leading edge research and incorporates activities, discussion and different media to enhance student learning.