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Department of Work and Employment Studies

The department’s record of publishing high-impact and translational research has been a particular strength over the years. Faculty have published in leading international journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Law Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Applied Psychology: An International review, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Economic and Industrial Democracy and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Editorial Board memberships include Human Resource Management Journal, Industrial Relations Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Industrial Relations, Employee Relations, South African Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations Journal, and the Journal of European Industrial Training.

The vibrancy of the research trajectory is well evidenced by the international networks and linkages that the department enjoys with leading universities worldwide including King’s College London, University of Warwick; Pennsylvania State University; Rutgers University; Copenhagen Business School ; Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration, University of South Australia, University of Newcastle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); University of Heidelberg, Germany, University of Guelph, Canada Boston College and the University of Montreal.

Faculty have held Visiting Professorships and/or enjoyed sabbaticals/Fulbright scholarships at leading Universities including University of Newcastle (Australia), University of Montreal, HEC Montreal (Canada); Victoria University (Australia); University of South Australia; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa); Rhodes University (South Africa); San Diego State University; University of Sydney; La Trobe University (Australia), Colorado State University, Rovira i Virgili (Spain), Griffith University (Australia) and Portland University. Faculty research interests and publications can be viewed on their personal pages in the faculty & staff section.

Faculty are also active in sourcing research funding and recent awards include Irish Research Council, European Union Framework 7 Marie Curie IRSES, European Commission (Progress Framework), Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Labour Relations Commission and the Australian Research Council.

We regularly host visiting scholars who provide seminars as part of our Work, Knowledge and Employment Research Stream. Upcoming events include:

Presenter Affiliation Seminar Title Date and venue
Dr. Annika Wilhelmy University of Zurich Two Sides of the Same Coin? Linking the Perspectives of Applicants and Employers Using Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods October 25th 2018, 12.00-13.00
Ding He School of Labor and Human Resources (SLHR), Renmin University of China The Relationship between Core Self-Evaluations, Perceived Organizational Support, and Employee Strengths Use in Organisations October 23rd 2018, 12.00-13.00
Dr. Ilaria Setti Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy Occupational well-being. A focus on psycho-social risks for rescuers and violence at work for employees working in small businesses May 9th 2018, 12.00-13.00
Dr. Rolle Alho University of Helsinki Whose interests? A Comparative Study on Trade Unions’ Responses to Migration and Migrants in Finland and Ireland February 6th 2018, 12.00-13.00
Professor Raymond Hogler  Assistant Professor in Organisation Behavariour at the Department of Psychology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile The Impending Collapse of American Labor Organizations: Collective Bargaining under the Trump Administration June 26th 2017, 11.00-12.00
Dr. Agustin Molina Assistant Professor in Organisation Behavariour at the Department of Psychology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Contributions from organizational justice to behavioral ethics, e-HRM and intervention research 9th May 2017, 12.00-13.00
Professor Donald M. Truxillo Department of Psychology,

Portland State University

Workplace Interventions: Work Psychology in Support of Organizations, Employees, and Society March 24th 2017 11.00-12.00
Professor Michael Leiter The Centre for Organizational Research and Development (COR&D), Acadia University, Canada How Civil Exchanges Support Work Engagement 18th April 201612:00
Professor Jean M. Bartunek Department of Management and Organization, Boston College How academic relevance really, truly happened in practice: The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 14th April 201614:00
Prof Rhetta Standifer University of Wisconsin Generational Diversity in the Workplace November 19th 2015,12.00-13:00
Dr. Ann Cecilie Bergene Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences Precarious Forms of Work in Norway 12th November 2015, 13:00
Ekaterina Pogrebtsova University of Guelph, Canada Improving mental well-being with mindfulness and positive reappraisal: An exploration of daily data from a RCT intervention using multilevel growth 20th August 201512:00
Prof Joy Schneer Professor at Rider University, New Jersey Improving mental well-being with mindfulness and positive reappraisal: An exploration of daily data from a RCT intervention using multilevel growth 30th April 2015, 12.00-13.00
Prof Ingrid Fulmer School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You May Never Leave: Post-Exit Relationships with Organizational Alumni 19th March 2015, 12.00-

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