Wendy Loretto Headshot

Dean of the Business School and Professor of Organisational Behaviour

+44 (0)131 650 4102

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Associate Editor of Employee Relations
  • Trustee, Standard Life Foundation
  • Trustee, AMBA
  • Member of External Advisory Board on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for UKRI 


BCom (Edinburgh); PhD (Edinburgh).

After graduating, employed as a commercial manager with Marks and Spencer plc. Worked for three years in University of Edinburgh Alcohol Research Group, prepared a PhD which investigated social and cultural aspects of illicit and licit drug use amongst young people.

Research Interests

Wendy's main research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees’ and employers’ attitudes and practices in extending working lives. She is especially interested in the ways in which gender, health and age interact to affect work and retirement experiences amongst older men and women.

Current projects include a 5-country study examining the ways in which national and organisational policies intersect with individual circumstances to affect decisions around extension of working life.

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