I joined the University of Leicester School of Business as a lecturer in 2013 prior to this I was a lecturer at the Adam Smith Business School University of Glasgow.
As a researcher I have investigated the psychosocial dimensions of memory and technology in organisational settings. This has comprised a series of funded projects involving fieldwork with a range of user groups including survivors and bereaved relatives seeking compensation after terrorist attacks patients of a secure psychiatric unit memorial commissions and environmental activists. I draw theoretically from across the social sciences to explain how in a variety of contexts memory and organisation are mediated and contested.
Allen, M. (2019) 'Media, witnessing and intersubjectivity after the 2005 London bombings', Ethnologie Française, Vol. 173(1), pp. 131-139.
Allen, M.J. and Brown, S.D. (2016) 'Undecided life: Standards, subjects, and sovereignty in compensating victims of the war on terror', Theory & Psychology, Vol. 26(2), pp. 263-283.
Allen, M.J., (2016) 'The poverty of memory: For political economy in memory studies', Memory Studies, Vol. 9(4), pp 371-375.
Allen, M.J. (2015) The labour of memory: Memorial culture and 7/7 London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Chatzidakis, A., Shaw, D., and Allen, M. (2018) 'A psycho-social approach to consumer ethics', Journal of Consumer Culture.
Allen, M.J. and Brown, S.D. (2016) 'Memorial Meshwork: The making of the commemorative space of the Hyde Park 7/7 Memorial', Organization, Vol. 23(1), pp. 10-28.
Allen, M. (2017) 'Memory in Technoscience: The wettability of mnemonic relations', in Hoskins, A. (Ed.) Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition. Routledge: London.
Allen, M.J. (2015) 'Review of: Digital memory and the archive' by Wolfgang Ernst, Media, Culture & Society. vol. 37, pp. 658-660.
Allen, M.J. (2013) 'Review of: Digital Culture and the Politics of Emotion' in Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 7, pp. 70-71.
Allen, M.J. (2011) 'Review of: Save as...Digital Memories' in Memory Studies, vol. 4(4). pp. 481-484.
I am module leader on the following modules: Introduction to Management; Managing Digital Technologies; and Power at Work.
Travelling Memories (Co-Investigator £50000). This qualitative study with Professor Paula Reavey (Principal Investigator) and Professor Steve Brown examines the experiences of patients living on secure psychiatric wards.
Environmental justice and ethical consumption (£4750 University of Glasgow seedcorn funding). This project with Professor Deirdre Shaw adopted visual methods to gain insight into psychosocial aspects of ethical decision-making amongst environmental activists.
Conflicts of Memory: Mediating and Commemorating the 2005 London Bombings (AHRC £146524) The project team assembled and mined a diverse and complex corpus of objects actions places events people and a range of medial representations enabling the tracking and analysis of individual and collective 'trajectories' of rememberings of the 2005 London bombings.
Academic Year Tutor for BA Management Studies Year 1 (Current)
Director of Student Experience for the School of Business (2018-20)
Director of Undergraduate Studies (2015-18)
I serve on the editorial board of Memory Studies.
2017-2019: Research Lead for the Division of Innovation Technology and Operations.