Doris Ruth Eikhof
I joined the University of Leicester in summer 2014 and previously worked as a Lecturer in Work and Organisation Studies at the Universities of Hamburg, Germany (2001-2006) and Stirling, Scotland (2006-2014). I hold a PhD and a Diplom in Business Administration (integrated Master's and Bachelor's degree) from the University of Hamburg.
I am Deputy Director of the CAMEo Research Institute at the University of Leicester. My research focuses on careers and employment of cultural workers, focusing in particular on career management, self-entrepreneurship and workforce diversity and how they interlink e.g. with cultural organisations' business models and cultural policy. Since 2009 I have led 15 funded research projects including the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland funded by the AHRC, Nesta and Creative Scotland and projects for the British Film Institute, Creative Scotland and various arts organisations. Before joining academia, I worked as an HR Officer for a ThyssenKrupp subsidiary in Hamburg.