Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Layla Branicki

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Individual and organizational resilience
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • High risk work
  • Emergency management
  • Social media and crisis communication

Biography

Dr Layla Branicki is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in individual and organizational resilience and the factors that enable people and businesses to cope with high risk work and extreme events. Before joining the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University Layla was a Lecturer at Birmingham Business School and the Resilience Research Fellow at Warwick Business School. Layla has a strong track-record in winning and successfully delivering funded inter-disciplinary research, and was a co-investigator on the first major UK project to examine the existing capacity of organisations, and networks of organisations, to manage emergencies, a co-investigator on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded project 'Game Theory and Adaptive Networks for Smart City Evacuation' and a work stream lead on the Economic and Social Research Council funded project 'The Summer After the Floods'. Layla has published on the topic of resilience in journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, The International Journal of Production Research and The Journal of Homeland Security, and recently produced the co-edited book 'City Evacuations: An Interdisciplinary Approach'. Layla has presented on the topic of resilience throughout the UK, Europe and USA, and has been an invited expert at a wide range of central government events, including at the UK Houses of Parliament.

Teaching

  • PICT923 Special Topic in Security Studies
  • PICT213 National Resilience: Crisis Response and Emergency Management

Available student projects

I welcome PhD, graduate and undergraduate theses that broadly address my research interests identified as identified above.

Publications

Books and Monographs

  • Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Galla, T., Jones, N. and King, J., Kolokitha, M. and Smyrnakis, M. (Eds.) (2014). City Evacuations: an interdisciplinary approach, Springer: NY.

Book chapters

  • Branicki, L. and Agyei, D.. (2014). Unpacking the impacts of social media upon crisis communication and city evacuation in Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Galla, T., Jones, N. and King, J., Kolokitha, M. and Smyrnakis, M. (Eds.), City Evacuations: an interdisciplinary approach, Springer: NY.
  • Branicki, L. and Sullivan-Taylor, B. (2012) Organizational Resilience and Counterterrorism. In Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Shanty, F. (Ed.). California: ABC-CLIO.
  • Hartley, J. and Branicki, L. (2007). Managing with political awareness: A summary review of the literature. London: Chartered Management Institute.

Journal articles

  • Fraher, A., Branicki, L. and Grint, K. (2016). Mindfulness in Action: Discovering How U.S. Navy SEALs Build Capacity for Mindfulness in High-Reliability Organizations (HROs). Academy of Management Discoveries. Published online before print December 29, 2016.
  • Branicki, L., Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Steyer, V. (2016). Why resilience managers aren't resilient, and what human resource management can do about it. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Published online before print October 31, 2016.
  • Dahlmann, F., Branicki, L. and Brammer, S. (2015). 'Shooting for the Moon? Relationships between Corporate Environmental Aspirations and Achievements', Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2015.
  • Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Ferrario, M. and Kolokitha, M. (2012). Multiple attacks on transport infrastructure: an inter-disciplinary exploration of the impact of social networking technologies upon real time information sharing, response and recovery. Journal of Homeland Security, 2012.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. (2011). Creating Resilient SMEs: Why One Size Might Not Fit All, International Journal of Production Research, 49: 5565-5579.
  • Wilson, D.C., Branicki, L., Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Wilson, A. (2010). Extreme events, organizations and the politics of strategic decision making. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 23: 699-721.

Peer-reviewed conference papers 

  • Dahlmann, F., Brammer, S. and Branicki, L. (2016). Corporate Carbon Emissions: Impacts of Incentives, Hierarchical Alignment, and Organizational Size. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, August 5-9, 2016.
  • Fraher, A., Branicki, L. and Grint, K. (2016). Mindfulness in Action: Discovering How U.S. Navy SEALs Develop and Sustain Mindfulness in High-Reliability Organizations (HROs). Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, August 5-9, 2016.
  • Dahlmann, Branicki and Brammer (2015). 'Shooting for the Moon? Relationships between Corporate Environmental Aspirations and Achievements', Academy of Management Annual Conference, Florida, USA, 2015.
  • Branicki, L. and Brammer, S. Reputation Commons and Strategies for Reputation Repair: An Empirical Analysis of Global Banking Industry 2005 - 2014, International Association of Business and Society Annual Conference, Costa Rica, 2015.
  • Branicki, L. and Brammer, S. Bridging Sustainability and Business Continuity: Recognizing and Reconciling Tensions between Resilience and the Environmental, Economic and Social Dimensions of Organisational Sustainability, International Association of Business and Society Annual Conference, Sydney, 2014.
  • Branicki, L. and Agyei, D. The Slow death of Old Media, General Track, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Prague, 2012.
  • Branicki, L. and Sullivan-Taylor. Strategic Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Strategy Practice, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Prague, 2012.
  • Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Ferrario, M. and Kolokitha, M. Multiple attacks on transport infrastructure: an inter-disciplinary exploration of the impact of social networking technologies upon real time information sharing, response and recovery, Department of Homeland Security Universities Summit, Washington D.C., USA, 2011.
  • Branicki, L. The new assemblages of power: a critical examination of the potential impact of social networking technologies upon the management of crisis. European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference, Gothenburg, 2011.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B., Branicki, L. The Implementation Gap: An Examination of the Failure of Organizational Resilience Strategies in Practice. Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Miami, USA, 2011.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B., Branicki, L., Steyer, V. An Examination of the Risky Role of the Business Continuity Manager: A France UK Comparison. British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Aston, UK, 2011.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. The Resilience Gap: Strategic Thinking and Acting under Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty. Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Rome, Italy, 2010.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. Organizational Resilience in a City within a City. European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B and Branicki, L. Resilience in the Face of Extreme Threats and Events: A Collaborative Leadership Challenge? 8TH ICSL - Leadership in Crisis, Birmingham, UK, 2009.
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. Organisational Risk and Resilience: Coping with uncertainty. European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Holland, 2008.
  • Hartley, J. and Branicki, L. Leading with Political Awareness. British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Warwick, UK, 2007.

Short papers

  • Branicki, L. (2014). The Dark Side of Social Media: Rumours, Real-Time and Cyber-Security in Cyber Security 2.0. Reflections on UK/EU Cyber Security Cooperation. The Industry and Parliament Trust: London.

Projects and Grants

  • PI Birmingham Research and innovation Fund 'Reputation Commons and Strategies for Reputation Repair' 2016. Total award £4,600.
  • Co-I HEFCE 'Better Policing Collaborative - Police Knowledge Fund' 2015. Total award £1,110,691.
  • Co-I and work package lead ESRC Pilot Urgency Grant 'The Summer after the Floods' (ES/M007057/1). Total award £199,996.59.
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science Event 'Birmingham Means Business' (05.11.14). Total award £1,211.
  • Academic Partner Lead for European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom programme
    'Resilient Futures: The Future of the European Commission and Energy and Financial Services'.
  • Co-I (Warwick lead) on RCUK/ EPSRC 'Game Theory and Adaptive Networks for Smart Evacuation' (EP/I005765/1). Total award £864k
  • Co-I ESRC seminar series 'Emotions and Embodiment in Research' (RES-451-26-0428). Total award £18,223.
  • Researcher on UK Cabinet Office and University of Warwick funded project on UK organizational and inter- organizational resilience. Total award approx. £100,000.
  • ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship 'joining Up Justice' (PTA-033-2002-0071). Total award approx. £60,000.

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Layla Branicki

Contact Information:
Phone: +61 02 9850 2204 
Email:Layla.Branicki@mq.edu.au
Fax: (+61-2) 9850 1440
Office location: 
Level 2, Building Y3A
Macquarie University NSW 2109