Kirsteen Grant

Kirsteen Grant

Dr Kirsteen Grant PhD, FCIPD, SFHEA, CMBE

Associate Professor (Work and Employment)

Biography

Dr Kirsteen Grant is Associate Professor (Work and Employment), 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 . She is programme leader of three programmes, two of which are with commercial clients, and she works with a number of organisations on a consultancy basis in areas of people practice.

Kirsteen currently holds a strategic research leadership role within The Business School and supervises a number of doctoral candidates. Kirsteen co-convenes the multi-disciplinary Work and Equalities in Society Research Group within the University and is HRM cluster lead in the International Centre for Management and Governance Research (ICMGR). Her own research interests encompass: professional, responsible and precarious work; future of work; younger workers; organisational leadership; talent management; and capability/skills development and utilisation. Kirsteen has published a number of peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and practitioner reports in areas of work and employment. She regularly presents her work at international academic and practitioner conferences. She is Editor of the Journal of Management Development, published by Emerald (https://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/jmd), and currently holds two external examining roles and a number of external advisory and board appointments.

Kirsteen’s 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, engagement, leadership, learning, and talent development. 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.

Kirsteen is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD , Senior Fellow of the HEA, and Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE). She is a board member of Young Enterprise (Lothian), an invited role model for the UK-wide Aurora (women in higher education) leadership programme, and a mentor for the CIPD’s South East Scotland branch.

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Research Areas

Events

Esteem

Editorial Activity

  • Editor, Journal of Management Development

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Northumbria University
  • CIPD Accreditated Masters Programme and Module External Examiner, University of Lincoln

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer for Carnegie Trust - Vacation Scholarships

 

Invited Speaker

  • 'Performance through People' Workshop, CIPD Ayrshire Group
  • 'Knowledge into Practice' Seminar using own 'Performance through People' diagnostic/toolkit, CIPD Scotland
  • 'Performance through People' Seminar using own diagnostic/toolkit, European Organisation Design Forum
  • 'Performance through People' Workshops using own diagostic/toolkit, NHS Education for Scotland
  • 'High Performance Working and Skills Utilisation' Presentation, CIPD Scotland Future Talent Conference

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Board Member, Young Enterprise Lothian

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • 'Developing our Approach to Collaborative Talent Management in Scotland's Public Services' Workshop, Improvement Service

 

Visiting Positions

  • Research Dissemination/Exchange, George Brown College, Toronto

 

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Coaction Interrupted: Logic Contestations in the Implementation of Inter‐organisational Collaboration around Talent Management in the Public Sector in Scotland

Journal Article
Grant, K., Garavan, T., & Mackie, R. (in press)
Coaction Interrupted: Logic Contestations in the Implementation of Inter‐organisational Collaboration around Talent Management in the Public Sector in Scotland. European Management Review, https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12404
Our study explores how Human Resources (HR) actors from 24 public sector organisations in Scotland interpret and address multiple and competing institutional logics in the con...

Editorial: Re-conceptualising management development

Journal Article
Howieson, B., & Grant, K. (2020)
Editorial: Re-conceptualising management development. Journal of Management Development, 39(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-01-2020-0018
Howieson, B. and Grant, K. (2020), "Re-conceptualising management development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-01-2020-...

Drivers of and barriers to flexible working and work-life balance in the Building Services Sector: A mixed methods case study

Conference Proceeding
Grant, K., & Craig, J. (2020)
Drivers of and barriers to flexible working and work-life balance in the Building Services Sector: A mixed methods case study
Changing workplace demographics such as more women, duel earning households, an aging workforce, the rise of one parent families, and digitally savvy millennials mean that con...

The dark side of digitalization? A diary study of the impact of digital technologies on work intensification, work-life balance and wellbeing

Conference Proceeding
Grant, K., Venz, L., & Bottcher, K. (2020)
The dark side of digitalization? A diary study of the impact of digital technologies on work intensification, work-life balance and wellbeing
New and advancing technologies challenge the requirements and possibilities for work practices and the ways in which people carry out their roles. Modern technologies and digi...

Leadership in the public sector: A renewed call to action

Report
Grant, K., & Williams, R. (2019)
Leadership in the public sector: A renewed call to action. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
The UK public sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with a growing demand for leaders and leadership to improve the delivery of sustainable public services. This Reflecti...

L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise

Journal Article
Garavan, T., Heneghan, S., O'Brien, F., Gubbins, C., Lai, Y., Carbery, R., …Grant, K. (2020)
L&D professionals in organisations: much ambition, unfilled promise. European Journal of Training and Development, 44(1), 1-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-09-2019-0166
This monograph reports a study investigating the roles of learning and development (L&D) professionals in Irish, UK European and US organisations. The study investigates the c...

Work design in the 21st century: A case of back to the future or forward to the past?

Book Chapter
Holland, P., Grant, K., & Tham, T. L. (2019)
Work design in the 21st century: A case of back to the future or forward to the past?. In Contemporary HRM Issues in the 21st Century, (173-182). Bingley: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-457-720191020
With the accelerated changes we have seen in the 21st century, in many cases driven by technology, the importance of how work is organised is central to the development of eff...

Room for improvement? A briefing report on leadership and management in the public sector. Findings from the 2018 Workforce Development Survey

Report
Parry, J., Grant, K., & Sheehan, M. (2019)
Room for improvement? A briefing report on leadership and management in the public sector. Findings from the 2018 Workforce Development Survey. The Workforce Development Trust
The research which underpins this briefing report was driven by a primary, quantitative Workforce Survey which focused on understanding the views of employers across the publi...

Commercial airline pilots’ declining professional standing and increasing precarious employment

Journal Article
Maxwell, G. A., & Grant, K. (in press)
Commercial airline pilots’ declining professional standing and increasing precarious employment. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1528473
With the advent of low cost employment systems for pilots in commercial airlines, we address two questions: What are experienced UK-based, commercial airline pilots’ perspecti...

Global Issues: The Technological Framework

Book Chapter
Bratton, J., & Grant, K. (2018)
Global Issues: The Technological Framework. In The International Business Environment, 251-288. (Fourth edition). Oxford University Press (OUP
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