Strathclyde Business School
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Research in HRM

The Department of HRM is part of Strathclyde Business School, which has been rated top in Scotland - by a long way - and rated in the top 10 UK-wide in the latest comprehensive rating of research. The range of our expertise can be seen in the Departmental Research Profile.

Research Degrees

Our PhD programme lies at the heart of our research community, which includes many internationally recognised scholars in the area of HRM and employment studies, and with whom students will be working closely. Our programme aims to provide an academic apprenticeship for those wishing to pursue a career in academia or provide greater depth in an area of practical relevance for those wishing to study part-time.


The Scottish Centre for Employment Research is one of the UK's leading centers for employment and related research.

Marie Curie ITN ‘ChangingEmployment’

Mapping the changing nature of employment in Europe

The ChangingEmployment project is a 4.6million euro EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training network that aims to identify the nature of the restructuring of European labour markets and economies as a result of current economic and social change. While exploring the impact on work relations and working lives, researchers – a new generation of policy-focused social scientists - will examine the implications for gender, ethnicity and different age groups at work.

The pioneering research project which is being coordinated by HRM will work with partners from eight European universities and nine social and industry partners

An eminent team of specialist supervisors will support 12 Early Stage Researchers (PhD students) and 3 Experienced Researchers (Post-docs). They will develop researchers’ skills in advanced social and comparative research methods, and through the variety of employment situations provide transferrable skills to undertake work with commercial, educational, governmental and third level agencies in the context of changed in working life.

For further information visit the website.

Edited Journals

Paul Thomson


Professor Paul Thomson
Director of Research

Professor Dora Scholarios
Director of PG Research

Scholarships 2015/16

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