Portrait of Dr Kae Reynolds Dr Kae Reynolds

k.reynolds@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471327


Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA (Hons), PG CERT HE, MOL, PhD, FHEA

Kae joined The University of Huddersfield in July 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Leadership.

She was educated primarily in the United States and has considerable international experience through stays in Russia, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. Before entering the academy Kae led Internet-based projects for international corporations in Berlin including subsidiaries of Volkswagen, German Telekom, and Holtzbrinck.


  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honors)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research and Scholarship

Kae’s main research interests are at the intersection of ethics in leadership, critical perspectives, and communication as well as innovative teaching for leadership education. Her specific knowledge and research has focused on servant leadership, feminist ethics, followership ethics, as well as content analysis of epideictic rhetoric and popular films.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ukeni, I. and Reynolds, K. (2017) ‘Mentoring and Retention of Millennials in United Kingdom: Experiences and Perceptions’. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2017, 5-7 September 2017, Warwick Business School


Reynolds, K (2016) ‘Trump vs Clinton is a chance to think more clearly about gender and leadershipThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Reynolds, K (2016) ‘Clinton finds her voice – but the sexism that greets women’s speech enduresThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Reynolds, K (2016) ‘The Interplay of Follower and Leader Ethics: A Case Study of the Film "The Wave"’. In: Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries. : Emerald Group Publishing. . ISBN 9781785609480

Reynolds, K (2016) ‘Servant-leadership: A feminist perspectiveInternational Journal of Servant Leadership , 10 (1).


Reynolds, K (2015) ‘Courage, contrarian thinking, conviction, and care’. In: International Leadership Association 17th International Global Conference, 14th - 17th October 2015, Barcelona Spain

Reynolds, K (2015) ‘Performativity in Higher Education: An autoethnographic commentary and call to servant leadership in UKHE’. In: 5th London School of Business and Management Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, 8th July 2015, London, United Kingdom


Reynolds, K (2014) ‘Servant leadership and the ethic of care: An exploration of correlations and gender’. In: 24th Annual International Servant Leadership Conference, 24th - 26th September 2014, Atlanta, Georgia USA

Reynolds, K (2014) ‘Gender-integrative leadership: The key to the C-suite?’. In: Gonzaga University Leadership Studies Student Research Symposium, 21st - 22nd March 2014, Spokane, WA USA


Reynolds, K (2013) Gender differences in messages of commencement addresses delivered by Fortune 1000 business Leaders Doctoral thesis, Gonzaga University.


Reynolds, K (2012) ‘Listening: An ethical imperative for servant-leaders’. In: Servant-leadership: Practice and application. Selected proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Regional Servant Leadership Conference. Marylhurst, Oregon USA: Marylhurst University Center for Servant Leadership. pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781300613022

Reynolds, K (2012) ‘The Hindi language film Swades: We, the People: A different kind of journey to the East.International Journal of Servant Leadership , 7 (1), pp. 279-291.


Reynolds, K (2011) ‘Servant-leadership as gender-integrative leadership: Paving a path to gender-integrative organizations through leadership education.Journal of Leadership Education , 10 (2), pp. 155-171. ISSN 1552-9045


  • Nominee 2016 for Student Union Teaching Excellence “Thank You” Award
  • British Academy of Management 2016-present
  • Fellow HEA 2015-present
  • Keynote November 2015 Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership UK 19th Annual Conference
  • Keynote July 2015 London School of Business and Management 5th Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Leadership Education 2013-present
  • ILA Women and Leadership Affinity Group 2012-present
  • Greenleaf Scholar Award 2010
  • International Leadership Association 2009-present


Dr Reynolds referees for a number of academic journals in the field of leadership.

Research Degree Supervision

Research Subject Group: Organisation Studies

PhD Bursary Scholarship: Leadership and moral reasoning: A quantitative exploration and comparative case study

Topics of interest for potential PhD candidates: servant leadership, followership, ethical leadership, ethical followership, critical perspectives of leadership, leadership communication, leadership and gender, women in leadership, leadership in film and popular media, care ethics, feminist ethics, feminist theory.

Methods: content analysis, case study, survey, grounded theory

Epistemological frameworks: social constructionism, pragmatism, critical realism, post-positivism

Enterprise Activities

Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership UK

Administrative Responsibilities

MSc Business Suite Course Leader

Ethics Review Committee

Academic Evaluation Committee Member

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Module Leader for Ethical Leadership UG & PG, Leading and Managing Change UG
  • Tutor for PG Research Methods Dissertation Proposal