Stefanie Grube

Stefanie Grube

PhD Student

Worcester Business School

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Stefanie is part-time PhD student at the University of Worcester. 

Stefanie’s main research interest is the identity formation of students in cross-cultural part-time doctoral programmes, Her PhD research concerns, in particular, the consideration of the language used in the supervision contexts. She conducts a mixed methodology study dealing with the following topics: Language and Identity Formation as Researchers: What information do we find in the language of DBA students on the development of identity as a researcher? Insider - Outsider Approach: What stages of identity development can be derived in a cross-cultural supervision process?

Stefanie is a member of the conference management team for the Doctoral Conference, which takes place annually in cooperation with the University of Worcester & University of Gloucestershire

Her supervisors are Dr Lynn Nichol and Dr Sa’ad Ali.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Stefanie worked as a Journalist (Broadcaster/ Newsroom newspaper), as Project Manager at the media company Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA (App development) & as Research Associate at FHM. She is also a member of staff at the University of Worcester.

In addition to working towards her PhD Stefanie is working as Organisational Head of Doctoral Studies (DBA/PhD) at FHM.


BA Assumption of power of the press under the National Socialist regime in Germany - A derivation of speech analysis in printed daily media, 2010, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands Bielefeld (FHM) - University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld (Germany)

MA Employer Branding 4.0 - The use of social media for recruiting using examples from selected companies in Germany, 2013, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands Bielefeld (FHM) - University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld (Germany)