Laura Gerard

laura gerard

Laura Gerard AACIPD; FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Laura Gerard is a Lecturer in HRM and is currently the programme leader for the MSc HRM Global Online Programme. Laura is an Academic Associate Member of the CIPD and fellow member of the Higher Education Academy.
She joined the team at Edinburgh Napier University in 2012 as Graduate Teaching Assistant and began working on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She is module leader for a number of modules at a variety of levels studied both here in Edinburgh, in Singapore and online. She is currently programme leader for the online MSc Human Resource Management programme and deputy programme leader for the MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD (full-time) programme.
Laura is currently working toward a PhD studying Sustainable Leadership; she is already holder of an MSc in Human Resource Management with CIPD accreditation and a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Edinburgh Napier University along with a BA degree in Marketing and Management from Queen Margaret University.
Laura has presented at a number of International Conferences including the International Human Resource Development Conference, Sustainable Leadership Conference and the International Studying Leadership Conference. Papers have included conceptualising Sustainable Leadership and also Employer Branding and its impact on Employee Engagement. In 2012 Laura won the National CIPD prize for her Masters dissertation entitled ‘Hand Picked Hotels: A critical evaluation of the employer branding and its impact on employee engagement’. She is an active member of the local CIPD branch and focuses on the Knowledge into Practice events where theory and practice come together for colleagues in academia and practice to share current research and best practices.

Research Areas

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • Finalist for 'Best Feedback' within Edinburgh Napier University's Student Association Awards
  • Academic Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • CIPD Management Research Report Prize

 

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4 results

An analysis of sustainable leadership challenges and prospects in Scottish Higher Education

Thesis
Gerard, L. J. An analysis of sustainable leadership challenges and prospects in Scottish Higher Education. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2694598
Interest in sustainable leadership has intensified following the global financial downturn which resulted in organisations across all sectors facing new and complex pressures ...

Conceptualising sustainable leadership

Journal Article
D’Annunzio-Green, N., Gerard, L., McMillan, J., & D'Annunzio-Green, N. (2017)
Conceptualising sustainable leadership. Industrial and Commercial Training, 49(3), 116-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/ict-12-2016-0079
Literature encompassing Sustainable Leadership and developing leaders sustainably are still in infancy (Lambert, 2011). Nevertheless indications identify leadership as a vital...

Strategic Direction of the Development of ENU Global Online Content

Report
Khaleel, F., Gerard, L., & MacKerron, G. Strategic Direction of the Development of ENU Global Online Content. Edinburgh Napier University

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Khaleel, F., Gerard, L., & MacKerron, G. Strategic Direction of the Development of ENU Global Online Content. Edinburgh Napier University
The aim of this work is to examine the current Global Online materials provision, to understand its marketability and growth, in order to determine the strategic direction for...

Global Online Module Review Report

Report
Khaleel, F., Gerard, L., & Divito, C. Global Online Module Review Report. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

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Khaleel, F., Gerard, L., & Divito, C. Global Online Module Review Report. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
A review of Business School Global Online module contents.

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