Kirsteen Grant

Kirsteen Grant

Dr Kirsteen Grant PhD, FCIPD, SFHEA, CMBE

Associate Professor

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; and talent management. 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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Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • Editorial Review Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
  • Editorial Review and Advisory Boards, Journal of Management Development
  • 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
  • 'Performance through People' Seminar using own diagnostic/toolkit, European Organisation Design Forum
  • 'Knowledge into Practice' Seminar using own 'Performance through People' diagnostic/toolkit, CIPD Scotland
  • '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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Strategic talent management: A macro and micro analysis of current issues in hospitality and tourism

Journal Article
Sheehan, M., Grant, K., & Garavan, T. (2018)
Strategic talent management: A macro and micro analysis of current issues in hospitality and tourism. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 10(1), 28-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/whatt-10-2017-0062
Purpose This article provides an academic viewpoint on contemporary factors associated with talent management (TM) in the hospitality and tourism sector. Design/Methodology A ...

Talent management in public services in Scotland

Report
Grant, K., Mackie, R., Gadsden, S., & McLaughlin, D. (2017)
Talent management in public services in Scotland. Edinburgh: Improvement Service
No abstract available.

HRD and global talent development

Book Chapter
Bratton, A., Garavan, T., D'Annunzio-Green, N., & Grant, K. (2017)
HRD and global talent development. In T. Garavan, A. McCarthy, & R. Carbery (Eds.), Handbook of International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People, 417-443. Edward Elgar Publishing
No abstract available.

Collaborative talent management in public services: evaluating the drivers, barriers and enablers

Presentation / Conference
Grant, K., Mackie, R., Gadsden, S., & McLaughlin, D. (2017, December)
Collaborative talent management in public services: evaluating the drivers, barriers and enablers. Paper presented at CIPD Applied Research Conference, Glasgow
Against a background of significant public service reform and growing acceptance of the need for increased collaborative activity within Scotland’s public services, our resear...

Opening the black box: A JD-R evaluation of job stress, fatigue and boredom among commercial airline pilots

Presentation / Conference
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2017, November)
Opening the black box: A JD-R evaluation of job stress, fatigue and boredom among commercial airline pilots. Paper presented at 10th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network
The job demands-resources (JD-R) model is utilised to evaluate the interactions between the job demands and job resources of commercial airline pilots in the UK. The model hol...

HRM and High Performance Workplaces

Book
Grant, K. (2017)
HRM and High Performance Workplaces. In J. Bratton, & J. Gold (Eds.), Human Resource Management, Theory and Practice(6). UK: Palgrave Macmillan
No abstract available.

Talent management in public services in Scotland: Practitioner report

Report
Gadsden, S., McLaughlin, D., Grant, K., Mackie, R., Cassidy, N., & Derbyshire, H. (2016)
Talent management in public services in Scotland: Practitioner report. Edinburgh: Improvement Service
No abstract available.

Doors to manual and cross-check: professional and precarious aspects of commercial pilots’ employment

Conference Proceeding
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. A. (2016)
Doors to manual and cross-check: professional and precarious aspects of commercial pilots’ employment. In ILPC Proceedings
This paper centres on commercial airline pilots, an occupational group comprising around 130,000 pilots worldwide (Prendergast, 2015). Largely a group of ‘privileged professio...

High performance work practices: exploring manager and employee perceptions in Scotland

Conference Proceeding
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. A. (2015)
High performance work practices: exploring manager and employee perceptions in Scotland. In Conference Proceedings
The aim of this paper is to compare line manager and employee perceptions on high performance work practices (HPWPs) linked to employee skills utilisation in their workplace. ...

Skills utilisation in Scotland: exploring the views of managers and employees

Journal Article
Grant, K., Maxwell, G., & Ogden, S. (2014)
Skills utilisation in Scotland: exploring the views of managers and employees. Employee Relations, 36(5), 458-479. https://doi.org/10.1108/er-09-2012-0069
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore empirically manager and employee views on employees’ skills utilisation in organisations in Scotland. Design/methodology/appr...

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