Louise Mcardle

Louise McArdle

Academic Resource and Portfolio Director

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR261

+44 (0) 1772 89 4780


Subject Areas: Business and Management

Louise is the Academic Resource and Portfolio Director for Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.  She is part of the School Executive Team and has worked at the University since 1992.

Louise is research active within the area of business and management and is a member of the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment.

Social Media

Twitter: @LouMcArdle


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  • MA in Sociology (University of Central Lancashire) 2009
  • BA (Hons) Organization Studies with Economics (Lancashire Polytechnic) 1988
  • Member of iROWE

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Activities

  • Louise is interested in identity and trade unions membership.  She is also involved in research considering design, entrepreneurship and the creative industries.


Louise is involved in the Enterprising Women group in the School and in working with colleagues on the Athena Swan accreditation for the school.


McArdle, L. & Thomas, P. (2016) ‘Workplace mediation schemes: Antagonism and articulation in the discursive process of organizational conflict and disputes’, in Reframing Resolution - Innovation and Change in the Management of Workplace Conflict, London, Palgrave MacMillan.

Saundry, R.A. McArdle, L. & Thomas, P. (2013), “Reframing Workplace Relations? Conflict, resolution and mediation in a primary care trust” in Work Employment and Society, Vol 27, No. 2, pp 213-231.

McArdle, L. & Thomas, P. (2012), “Fair Enough? Women and Fair Trade” in Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol 8, No 4, pp 277- 294

Saundry R., McArdle L. & Thomas P. (2011) Transforming Conflict Management in the Public Sector? Mediation, Trade Unions and Partnerships in a Primary Care Trust. London: ACAS.