I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for full-time MSc HRM at Lincoln International Business School. I am interested in resilience research, the intersection between International HRM and International Business, smart cities, Organisational Studies, Strategy, employment relationships, autism and employment/HRM policies and practices with specific foci on SMEs, small family businesses and MNEs in developed and emerging economies. I have published in a range of peer-reviewed journals,.including Labor Studies, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and IGI Global, amongst others. My recent books include Teaching HRM and Organisational Behaviour in 2017 and Business Research Methods in 2015. I am an active Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.
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.
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.
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.
County-wide Employment Planning – with Linkage Community Trust, Autumn 2018