Dr Kirsteen Grant is Associate Professor (HRM), and Deputy Head of Research within the Business School. Drawing on complementary backgrounds in academia and organisational practice, Kirsteen has a strong track record of leading and delivering taught, blended and online programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, both in the UK and overseas.
Kirsteen line manages and provides leadership to a large team of HRM academics. Kirsteen publishes her research widely and is co-founder and co-convener of the Work and Equalities in Society (WEiS) multi-disciplinary Research Group within the University. Her own research interests include: professional, responsible, and extreme work; future of work; younger workers; leadership; and talent management. Kirsteen currently supervises three doctoral candidates (along with having three completions) and is keen to hear from anyone interested in undertaking doctoral study within her areas of interest.
Kirsteen's former practitioner experience encompassed senior leadership roles geared around leading and supporting complex organisational change in large organisations, and she has worked extensively in the areas of professional development, leadership, and talent development. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Senior Fellow of the HEA, and Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE).
Kirsteen is passionate about knowledge transfer and helping to bridge the gap between academic research and professional practice. As an outcome of her PhD (2013), Kirsteen developed a 'Performance through People’ diagnostic and toolkit, which she often utilises when working with external partners and clients. The tool is designed around five work-related factors and acts as a conversational prime and framework to enable people to explore the alignment of the five factors within their organisation.