Prof. Marianna Fotaki


Warwick Business School, Warwick University, UK



Marianna Fotaki is Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School and a visiting professor at The University of Manchester. Before joining academia Marianna has worked as EU resident adviser to the governments in transition and as a medical doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins Du Monde for ten years in total. She is a graduate of medicine, public health, and has obtained a PhD in public policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research Interests

Public And Health Policy Management: with a focus on: (i) market reforms in health care in EU countries and economies in transition and (ii) the impact of patient choice and competition on promoting new forms of public private partnerships and developing a new category of users/consumers. Her work in this area connects conventional approaches to understanding policy making with new theoretical perspectives drawn from critical social theory such as psychosocial studies.

People In Organizations: with a particular focus on: (i) user-provider interface and leadership in public services and (ii) measures to counteract exclusion and promote diversity in organisations. Her research in this area applies feminist theory and intersectionality perspectives to developing deeper understandings of gendered forms of organization and counteracting exclusion in organizations and society.

The Impact Of Business In Society: including (i) ethics of diversity (ii) ethics of care and consumerism and (iii) social enterprise and public-private partnerships. She is also particularly interested in the role of business education in promoting fairness in society.

Qualitative Research Methods: in particular, the application of psychodynamic methodologies, narrative analysis and other related methods of investigation to the study of organizations