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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About John Mendy

John Mendy is a Senior Lecturer at LIBS. John researches and teaches a range of HRM, Business and Management modules and is currently the full-time MSc HRM Programme Leader. John has published in and continues to review for a range of national and international refereed journals and other publication outlets including Labor Studies, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and IGI Global, amongst others. His research interests include research, HRM and Organisational Studies, migration studies, organisational improvement, organisational culture and change, change management, the management of working relationships between a diverse range of employees, autism and HRM and smart cities as learning cities.  I welcome PhD students interested in HRM, organisational studies, change management , autism and HRM research. My main research has used qualitative research methods and I welcome students who are interested in the use of novel methods to explore similar or related topic areas.

Department Responsibilities

Leading the full-time MSc HRM Programme Designing the content and delivery of postgraduate courses such as International Resourcing and Talent Management and HRM Strategy; Engaging in and contributing to the research of the People and Organisations Department and the Business School; Establishing and maintaining links with professional bodies and academic groups within and outside the University; Supervising postgraduate research, postgraduate taught and undergraduate research/dissertation and placement projects; Designated personal and academic year tutor to postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Subject Specialism

Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies


  • PGCE — University of Lincoln, 2010
  • PhD — University of Lincoln, 2010
  • MSc HRM — University of Lincoln, 2003
  • MA Educational Leadership — University of Nottingham, 2001
  • BA English and French — Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 1988


  • Vice Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research for Autism Research Innovation Centre — Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln,


Research Project with DWP and Jobcentres in East Midlands - to develop HR Policy support for employing people with autism. Research Project with DWP and Jobcentres in East Midlands - to develop HR Policy support for employing people with autism; As an autism specialist consultant, I use research as a vehicle to develop innovative autism-friendly services, procedures, processes and practices. I provide strategic planning, talent management and service development support to regional statutory agencies such as the Department for Work and Pensions and their respective JobCentre Plus within Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and parts of Derbyshire County Councils as well as Community Groups such as the Linkage Community Trust. Editor of current book ‘Teaching HRM and Organisational Behaviour at the College/University Level’, with IGI Global, August, 2017 Selected Co-Chair, Organisational Transformation, Change and Development Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management, 2017 Book Reviewer, ‘Global Talent Management’ by Minocha, S. and Hristov, D. (September, 2016) with Sage Publishing British Academy/Leverhulme Current Grant Application on ‘‘Providing Human Resource Management Support for Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions within the World of Work’ (September, 2016) Chair of stream, European Conference on Research Methodologies (Kingston, London, June, 2016) CIPD Assessor - February 2016 to date Co-edited book on ‘Leading Issues in Business Research Methodology in Management and Business’ (October, 2015) Review Committee, Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods – part of the European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies (from July 2012) Co-authored winning bid for the research project ‘Stimulating the adoption of broadband in the Lincolnshire economy’ (2014/15) Chair of stream, European Conference on Research Methodologies (Bolton, 2012) Board member and Trustee, Development Plus (2011 to 2016) Member, University of Lincoln Siemens Partnership with the view to enhancing Employability, internships, career development, knowledge exchange (2014 - 2016) My research into helping 2 local companies adopt more responsible management and HRM practices has been recognised and included in the PRIME Report (November, 2014). This is part of the UN agenda for responsible management education and organisational behavioural ethics worldwide. The PRIME report principles have been identified to help to develop the Lincoln Business School’s educational and research programmes especially in the areas of ‘student as responsible producer’ and people and companies that are expected to help create responsible managers, employees and futures. The PRIME agenda and my contribution to it is helping in changing educational policies and shaping the University’s and College of Social Sciences 2016 strategic plan of enhancing student experience, building a vibrant research community and fostering external reputation and partnerships. Research Project with IGI Global - Proposed Book Title :‘Research Developments in Teaching Human Resource Management, International Business and Organizational Behavior at the University and College Levels’, target date: Summer 2019

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Research Interests

  • Managing relationships between international graduates and other employees

  • HRM and Organisational Behaviour

  • Organisational theory, including culture change

  • Smart cities as learning cities

  • Autism and Employment/HRM

Research Groups Memberships

  • Stimulating the adoption of broadband in Lincolnshire
  • Responsible Management Research Group
  • Autism Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC)

Research Projects

  • Autism and Employment/HRM policies in statutory organisations — Department for Work and Pensions, UK in 2018
  • Research Developments in Teaching Human Resource Management, International Business and Organizational Behavior at the University and College Levels’ — IGI Global in 2018
  • Employing Community Based Participatory Research with autistic jobseekers to create evidence-based needs-led employment services in the UK — awarded £9980 by Application under assessment -British Academy in 2018
  • People vs Non-People Barriers in SMEs’ Internationalisation from a Developing Country Perspective — with co-researcher in 2018
  • ‘Teaching Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at College Level’ — IGI Global/Business Science Reference in 2017

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Journal of Family Business Management — Contributor & Reviewer
  • European Academy of Management — Member and Reviewer
  • British Academy of Management — Member, Reviewer & Co-Chair of Organisational Transformation, Change and Development Track
  • IGI Global — Edited and authored book chapters on HRM & OB Book
  • Academic Publishing International — Co-edited book and authored book chapter
  • Academic Publishing International — Associate Editor
  • Academic Publishing International — Reviewer and Review Committee Member
  • Higher Education Academy — Fellow
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development — Chartered Member and Assessor
  • University of Wales — External Examiner - PhD
  • Department for Work and Pensions — External Researcher/Consultant
  • Future of Work and Organisational Psychology — Contributor
  • Journal of Business and Enterprise Development — Contributor and Reviewer
  • Labor Studies — Contributor
  • Thunderbird International Business Review — Contributor


Research, consultancy, PhD examinations, editorials, peer-reviewing, authorship