alan taylor

alan taylorAlan is currently exploring channels for the dissemination of his highly successful PhD thesis, ‘queering the organization’.  He embarked on this action research study inquiring into ‘toxicity’ in voluntary organisations, but discovered himself exploring identities, sexuality and phallogocentrism in organising more broadly.

Alan draws on queer theory and his own experience as an openly gay manager and subsequently Chief Executive of a medium sized charity working with disabled people to develop understandings of bodies in organisations.

Alan bases his consultancy practice on post-positivist models for organisational development drawing on aesthetics and cultural development, and provides interim management support, and strategic interventions with small to medium sized charities and local authorities.

From 2005-2007 Alan was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton, supporting postgraduate students on the Masters course he himself completed, on Management and Leadership of Voluntary Organisations.

In 2006-2007, Alan engaged in a research project with the British Red Cross, “Rethinking Vulnerability’, as part of a team from SOLAR (Social and Organisational Learning through Action Research) at the University of the West of England.

In 2008 Alan worked with Paul on the Culture Vision for Red Deer, Alberta and with colleagues in Ireland to support the National College for Art and Design in writing their strategic plan.