Underpinning my research is a passion for illuminating the hidden stories, how organizations, w
ork and people's wellbeing are interconnected, focusing on the possibilities of growth and development that lie within the silent experiences of loss, 'taken-for-granted' cultural taboos, and stigmatized conditions. My doctoral research on failure as experienced by entrepreneurs highlighted the shame and judgement associated with failure and catalysed my interest in including vulnerable populations' voices and bringing forward conversations on matters often perceived as too unsettling, morbid, or dark and therefore avoided. I cross disciplinary boundaries to explore such topics and contexts in entrepreneurs' lives and their enterprises' work. More recently, this focus includes academic work and life, which inevitably shapes students' preparedness for future work.