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Evolving Working Lives - a Focus on Working through Menopause

Evolving Working Lives - a Focus on Working through Menopause

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Menopause is a highly significant workplace issue, as older women form an increasingly large proportion of the workforce and a significant number of them will be working through menopause transition. 

While this transition varies in severity and is not troublesome for all women, many report a moderate to severe impact on their working lives and some even exit employment. This often exacerbated by workplace attitudes to menopause that can expose women to ridicule and hostility. This session presents research on menopause transition in the police service, seeking to open up discussion on the topic and challenge its status as a ‘taboo’ workplace subject.

Prior to becoming an academic, Carol worked as an HR practitioner in the financial services, retail and voluntary sectors. She has won both research council and organisational funding to research topics such as working time flexibility, the HR/performance relationship and older workers. Carol joined MMU Business School from Bradford University’s School of Management. At both she has held a wide range of management, teaching and research roles.

Carol is also a former British University Industrial Relations Association Executive Committee member and sits on a number of academic journal editorial committee/review boards. Her research has won a number of awards including the prestigious CIPD Professor Ian Beardwell prize on two occasions.

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