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Annette Clancy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164785
Email: annette.clancy@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Annette Clancy joined UCD as a lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in 2015.  She earned her PhD at the University of Bath where her doctoral research investigated disappointment (frequently assumed to be a 'negative' emotion) and explored how it might be reimagined as a catalyst for organisational learning and creativity.  She received her MSc  from the University of Sunderland where she studied systemic organisation and management. 

The focus of Annette's research is on emotion in organisations and in particular how unconscious dynamics influence and inform how work is performed.  Her current research relates to the emotional dynamics of research, particularly anxieties and fantasies associated with doing Grounded Theory and, how suppressed and disavowed emotions return to influence organisations.

Prior to joining UCD Annette ran her own organisational consultancy practice for over 17 years.  She consulted to and coached senior executives in over 100 organisations cross the public, private and not for profit sectors in Ireland, the UK and the USA. 

Prior to her consulting career Annette held senior management positions in the cultural sector in Ireland and the UK.

Personal Web Page  
 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2004.
Title: University of Sutherland Academy Prize

Associations

Association: British Academy of Management, Function/Role: Member
Association: EGOS, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Academy of Management, Function/Role: Member
Association: Academy of Management, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Clancy, Annette (2016) [Chaired Session], 19th Irish Academy of Management Doctoral Colloquium, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD , 31-AUG-16 - 02-SEP-16.
Clancy, Annette (2016) Working at the Periphery, Leading from the Edge. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations: European Regional Meeting, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin , 01-APR-16 - 03-APR-16.
Clancy, Annette (2015) Disappointment: The Excluded Middle Ground of Emotion in Organisations. [Refereed Abstracts], OPUS: Organisational And Social Dynamics, London , 20-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15.
Clancy, Annette (2014) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping an Altered Landscape: Cultural Policy and Management in Ireland, University College Dublin , 25-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14.
Clancy, Annette (2012) The Organisation of Disappointment. [Oral Presentation], Irish Council for Psychotherapy: Creative Horizons, Contemporary Practice, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 26-JAN-12 - 26-JAN-12.
Clancy, Annette (2009) The Uses of Crisis: The Way Through. [Roundtable Participant], Theatre Forum Annual Conference, Opera House, Wexford, Ireland , 10-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-09.
Clancy, Annette (2007) The Cyber-system in the Mind: The Importance of Idealisation in Organisational Systems. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, Regional Meeting, New York, William Alanson White Institute, New York , 27-OCT-07 - 27-OCT-07.
Clancy, Annette (2004) [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Arts and Health Conference, Dublin Castle, Ireland , 26-JUN-04 - 26-JUN-04.

Committees

Committee : College of Business Teaching and Learning Committee
 

Education

Year 2012 Institution: University of Bath, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject: Organisational Behaviour
Year 2004 Institution: University of Sunderland
Qualification: MSc Subject: Systemic Organisation & Management
Year 1983 Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IRL
Qualification: Dip Communications Subject: Communication Studies
   

Outreach Activities

Press Coverage: Quoted in Saying No in the Workplace Takes Practice by Olive Keogh, The Irish Times, Friday 12 May 2017
Invited keynote speaker: 'The organisation as an emotional arena' at Much More Than Words HR Breakfast Meeting at Bank of Ireland Montrose, 18 January 2017.
Press coverage: Quoted in When being obstructive at work is a positive thing by Olive Keogh, The Irish Times, Friday 6 January 2017.
Press coverage: Quoted in Friendship and Colleagues: Can Work Colleagues Become Real Friends? by Jennifer Ryan, The Journal.ie, Friday 7 October 2016
Seen Any Good Talks Lately? Martin Colthorpe, Programme Director of the International Literature Festival Dublin in conversation with Annette Clancy.  Mansion House Dublin, 2 March 2016.
Executive Edge Day 12 May 2016, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. On Getting Stuck and Unstuck: What Lies Beneath? (Co-presented with Dr Maeve Houlihan)
Press coverage: Quoted in: Goodbye job for life, hello temporary worker: by Colin Gleeson, in The Irish Times, 18 March 2016

Press coverage: Quoted in Tech firms offer bewildering free perks: but do they work? by Charlie Taylor, The Irish Times, 4 September 2015

Press coverage: Quoted in: Companies move to ditch the dreaded performance review by Charlie Taylor, The Irish Times, 21 August 2015

Journals Edited

Irish Journal Of Arts Management And Cultural Policy: Reviewer.
Organisational And Social Dynamics: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Appointed Associate Editor of Organisational and Social Dynamics October, 2016

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Clancy, A. Vince, R, Gabriel, Y (2012) 'That Unwanted Feeling: A Psychodynamic Study of Disappointment in Organizations'. British Journal of Management, 23 :518-531. Link to full text [Details]

Other Journals

Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Help Introverts Excel' Accountancy Ireland 49 (5) :19-19. Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) ''Difficult' Meetings' Acountancy Ireland 49 (4) :17-17. Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Wanted: A Scapegoat' Accountancy Ireland 49 (3) :21-21. Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Emotion: The Spoiler' Accountancy Ireland 49 (2) :19-19. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2016) 'Lessons in Leadership' Accountancy Ireland 48 (4) :70-71. Available Online Link to full text [Details]

Conference Publications

Clancy, Annette & Vince, Russ (2017) The Return of the Suppressed: How Disavowed Emotions Continue to Influence Organizations British Academy of Management Conference 2018. Reconnecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research with the social sciences Warwick Business School, United Kingdom, , 05-SEP-17 - 07-SEP-17 [Details]
Clancy, Annette & Vince, Russ (2017) The Return of the Suppressed: How Disavowed Emotions Continue to Influence Organizations 33rd Egos Colloquium. The Good Organisation: Aspirations, Interventions, Struggles Copenhagen, , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
McGrath, Paul and Clancy, Annette (2017) Superstition and occupational anxiety: Stories from the field 22nd Organizational Storytelling Seminar: Leadership in the Post-Truth Era: Storytelling for Good or Evil? Sub-theme 47: Do good (or bad) emotions equate to good (or bad) organizations? EGOS, Copenhagen, July 2017 , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
Brennan, Niamh M., and Clancy, Annette (2017) War of Words, Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business 22nd Organizational Storytelling Seminar: Leadership in the Post-Truth Era: Storytelling for Good or Evil? University of Portsmouth, England, , 08-JUN-17 - 08-JUN-17 [Details]
Brennan, Niamh M., and Clancy, Annette (2017) War of Words, Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business 30th Annual Irish Accounting & Finance Association Conference Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, , 18-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17 [Details]
Brennan, Niamh M., Clancy, Annette, McGurk, Megan (2016) War of Words - Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business 19th Irish Academy of Management Conference University College Dublin, , 31-AUG-16 - 02-SEP-16 [Details]
Clancy, Annette & Vince, Russ (2016) Theory as Fantasy: Affective Dimensions to Grounded Theory 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful Anaheim, California, , 05-AUG-16 - 09-AUG-16 [Details]
Clancy, Annette: Vince, Russ (2016) Emotion, Fantasy & Grounded Theory: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Affective Dimensions of Grounded Theory EURAM 2016 Annual Conference: Manageable Cooperation Paris, , 01-JUN-16 - 04-JUN-16 [Details]
                       

Website article

Clancy, Annette (2016) The Tyranny of Satisfaction Reigns in Organisations. London: Website article Available Online Link to full text [Details]

Newspaper Articles

Clancy, Annette (2017) How to deal with a difficult and disruptive person who threatens to ruin a meeting. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2003) Waiting for a Cultural Revolution. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]

Dissertations/Theses

Clancy, Annette (2012) The Organisation of Disappointment. Dissertations/Theses Available Online Link to full text [Details]
     

Invited Seminars

Brennan, Niamh M., Clancy, Annette, McGurk, Megan (2016) War of Words - Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business, Griffith University, Brisbane, 29 July 2016. Invited Seminars [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2014) Disappointment in Business: The Cornerstone of Creativity?. BOUNCE (Uniting Non-Execs), Edinburgh, Scotland: Invited Seminars [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2012) Making a Case for the Arts: Reflective Practice in the Cultural Sector. The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York: Invited Seminars [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2011) Managing What We Don't Want: How Emotion Enhances and Inhibits Organisational Effectiveness. Melbourne Knowledge Management Forum, Melbourne, Australia: Invited Seminars [Details]
         

Electronic Publication

Clancy, Annette (2017) The Tyranny of Satisfaction. London: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

We tend to think of organisations as rational places in which decisions are made on the basis of external, observable data.  Organisations are of course partly that but they are also emotional, political and messy places prone to confusion and disruption.  My broad area of research is emotion in organisations and within that how psychodynamic theories and approaches assist in looking 'under the surface' of organisational life. My doctoral research investigated disappointment (frequently assumed to be a 'negative' emotion) and explored how it might be reimagined as a catalyst for organisational learning and creativity. 

I also have a particular interest in the application of arts methodologies in business and management education.
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Effective teaching for me is about lighting a fire of curiosity in my students and facilitating an environment in which creative risk taking leads to new insight.

Modules Coordinated

201700   BMGT45100     Business Management: Managing Group & OrgBehaviours
201700   BMGT44250     Business Management: Managing Leading & Coach. Chng
201700   BMGT30470     Business Management: Internship Academic Project
201700   CULP40010     Cultural Policy: Business 1 (Management)
201700   CULP40270     Cultural Policy: Business 3 (Strategic Plan)

Enhancement of Teaching

I review the content and structure of modules on an annual basis. I use informal and formal feedback from students (including assignment outputs) to inform the design of assessment strategies. The most successful aspects of my modules are those that encourage students to draw on their lived experience in groups, teams, family of origin and at University It is my belief that students bring a wealth of knowledge to the learning encounter and it is my job to assist them leverage that knowledge in the teaching/learning encounter. I have created video introductions to modules that include an introduction to me and my research, module aims, learning outcomes and my hope that students will join me in creating an atmosphere conducive to creative risk taking and learning.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

I have a particular interest in the application of arts methodologies in the learning environment. I have invited practising artists to share their working philosophies and methodologies as it relates to innovation and creativity. I have also commissioned bespoke artistic interventions to deepen and enhance the learning experiences for students.

Developing as a Teacher

I am accredited to administer the Belbin Team Roles Inventory (2016). From September 2016 I am participating in UCD's Professional Programmes in University Teaching and Learning.

Innovation & Leadership

Participated in the creation of video toolkits for groups & Teams. Captured student learning experiences on taught modules.

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Professor Niamh Brennan
Dr Orla Byrne
Dr Paul McGrath 

External Collaborators

Professor Russ Vince, University of Bath, UK