Tracey Wond

Tracey Wond
University of Derby

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Tracey is former Head of Research. From August 2020 she is a freelance evaluation consultant supporting universities and charities to evaluate the impact of their research and knowledge exchange activity. She also undertakes business improvement research for private sector firms.
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - October 2016
University of Derby
Position
  • Head of Research (College of Business); Chair - College Research Committee; Professional Doctorates PL (DProf and DBA)
September 2010 - March 2013
University of Wales
Position
  • Lecturer (HRM; OB)
October 2007 - October 2010
Teesside University
Position
  • PhD Student; PT Lecturer

Publications

Publications (25)
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Despite role transitions occurring frequently within organisations, career theories have often overlooked such transitions. Here we explore the role of personal agency and organisational attachment in shaping career capital enactment within intra-organisational role transitions. We propose a new career capital usage typology. Using an interpretivis...
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Purpose Career theorists have been increasingly occupied with role transitions across organisations, neglecting role transitions undertaken within single organisations. By exploring in depth the aspects of career capital that role holders need to facilitate their own organisational role transition, this article builds upon career capital theory. D...
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Evaluation in the United Kingdom (UK) has been influenced by various political, social and professional contexts. In keep with other chapters in this compendium, this chapter explores evaluation from these various lenses. Data for the chapter was collected from secondary sources and through expert interviews with internal evaluators, academic evalu...
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Purpose The present study aims to conduct a critical review of an existing set of practices within the Maltese public sector. Design/methodology/approach This study is based on interpretivism (people-centred approach) embedded in a pragmatic research paradigm (the use of mixed methods). Findings Misconceptions about the role and practice of execu...
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A host of reasons exist for the pursuit of evidence in the public sector, including to support good governance and policy development. As the expectations for evaluation from policymakers have evolved, so too has evaluation practice and a great deal of experimentalism has ensued. There is a risk that these developments, and the inherent complexity...
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Responsibility possesses a dual role within our twin pillars of sustainability. Not only does it stand as a pillar in itself, but, responsibility is central to the notion of good governance. This chapter expands on previous efforts to define the role of responsibility in this twin pillar construct and posits it as a pivotal construct (Aras and Crow...
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There is evidence that organisational career role holders are changing roles more frequently. Despite this, career theories such as the career capital lens have so far neglected this role transition context. By adopting the lens of career capital theory specifi cally, this paper explores what aspects of career capital role holders need to facilitat...
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A host of reasons exist for the pursuit of evidence in the public sector, including to support good governance and policy development. As the expectations for evaluation from policymakers have evolved, so too has evaluation practice and a great deal of experimentalism has ensued. There is a risk that these developments, and the inherent complexity...
Presentation
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This brief presentation was given at the 1st Annual Pennsylvania Leadership Studies Conference in April 2018. It contains a very high level summary of the findings of our on-going field work into the perceptions and lived experiences of leaders and followers with the concepts of human dignity and spiritual leadership.
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This paper explores the concept and measurement of placement value, under-explored in theory and practice to date. The paper makes a theoretical contribution to the placement value discourse by examining and articulating the placement value concept. It also offers a practical contribution by exploring a piloted tool to evaluating employer placement...
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This short guide introduces the opportunities for ethnography in evaluation. It observes some of the tensions that some purists may have regarding its use in the evaluation field, and acknowledges the prior use of ethnographic evaluation in fields such as health and education.
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Abstract The concept of human dignity is widely accepted as a core social construct and expression of human value. While its meaning and validity are disputed in some circles, the acceptance of human dignity is essentially ubiquitous in the social sciences. Despite its ubiquity, human dignity has not been widely explored as an aspect of contemporar...
Research
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We will be chairing the 16th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 7th Organisational Governance Conference in Buxton, Peak District later this year. The conference is now open to register and the Call for Papers is open until June 2017. We look forward to seeing you there. Find out more at: https://www.derby.ac.uk/blss...
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This article draws upon autoethnographic data to explore distrust in an evaluation relationship from the perspective of an external evaluator. The study is based within a local-level evaluation of an economic regeneration program. The longitudinal nature of the study allowed for trust and the evaluation relationship to be examined with time and pro...
Research
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An analysis of the College of Policing's proposal to introduce an Educational Qualification Framework that sets a minimum qualification level of degree for all police constables.
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This article argues that there are considerable benefits in using longitudinal research in public management and public policy research. Evaluation research (and UK public management research more generally) still pre-eminently utilizes a short-term perspective, preventing the value of longitudinal, rich data being realized. We argue that longitudi...
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This article, based on data collected from a year-long study, investigates the evaluation of a UK local government policy implementation and the use of evaluation data as an evidence-base for public policy (Bovaird & Loeffler, 2007; McCoy & Hargie, 2001; Schofield, 2004; Stern, 2008). Our case study highlights a number of issues. First, uncertainty...

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A research leadership as opposed to research question....
The UK HE sector has moved to reinforce the importance of research to the identity of UK universities (and a distinguishing factor from other educational establishments). Stern's review of REF and TEF both suggest a more inclusive approach to research than recent years, both staff and students will need to engage with research ('consistently' and 'frequently' if satisfying TEFs gold descriptor (although this includes scholarly and practice efforts too)).
This poses huge development challenges for academics who may have predominantly engaged in teaching, entered from practitioner roles, become unpractised at their research, or who have simply lost confidence. This challenge extends to HE leaders, who I personally believe have a duty to support this shift. This question therefore seeks to understand the experiences of others, wherever you may be geographically or in your career journey...
What advice would you provide? Have you personally overcome hiccups in your research journey that may provide inspiration to others? How did you develop confidence to 'press that submit' button? What support did your institution provide that supported you? 
Thanks, 
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Projects (5)
Project
To simulate academic and non-academic discussion on how we measure knowledge exchange. This is a collaborative, open project which others are invited to partake in. In conjunction with HEIER www.heier.co.uk
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Despite heavy investment in evaluation the usefulness of evaluation findings are frequently debated. My previous research on this subject has included a three-year ethnographic study of evaluation practice. This revealed several challenges to the practice of evaluation, particularly relating to organisational behaviours around conflict, trust, stakeholder relations, power and (small) politics. The use of an ethnographic approach allowed for context to be retained as well as a recognition of time. Whilst distracted by other career endeavours and projects, some of this work has made it's way into several journal articles. I hope to continue to explore these challenges further and to make a further contribution to this ongoing dilemma.