Kirsteen Grant

Kirsteen Grant

Dr Kirsteen Grant PhD, Chartered FCIPD, FHEA



Dr Kirsteen Grant is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).  Drawing on complementary backgrounds in organisational practice and academia, Kirsteen’s practitioner experience lies in supporting complex organisational change and people development in large public sector organisations.  She has worked extensively in the areas of competency, engagement, leadership, learning, and talent development.  Her research interests centre on areas of: responsible, professional and precarious work; (changing) nature and expectations of work; talent management; workplace skills utilisation; and high performance working. Kirsteen’s current research focuses on the aviation industry and public service organisations.

Kirsteen teaches across a range of under and postgraduate programmes delivered in Edinburgh and across the TNE portfolio. The role includes supervising student projects ranging from Honours dissertations to Masters and doctoral theses. She is Programme Leader for Edinburgh Napier's flagship bespoke Masters in HRM with KPMG. Maintaining links between academia, industry and professional practice, Kirsteen is Knowledge into Practice (KIP) Lead for the South East Scotland branch of the CIPD, which provides a vehicle for research and knowledge exchanges.

Kirsteen’s Ph.D. (2013) comprised the theoretical development and empirical validation of a framework to explore the roles of five ‘high performance working’ typologies in enabling and supporting workplace skills utilisation. She has since developed a 'Performance through People' toolkit which is designed to enable practitioners to identify strengths and areas for development within their own organisations.


Research Areas


Fellowships and Awards

  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy



  • Peer Reviewer: European Management Journal


Current Post Grad projects