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Graeme Martin is Professor, Chair of Management and Associate Dean Research in the School of Business at the University of Dundee. He is also Erik Malmsten Visiting Professor at the Centre for Global HRM at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and has been appointed as a visiting professor at the Centre for Business Innovation, UTS in Australia in 2019. Prior to joining the University in August 2012, he held professorial appointments at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, as well as being founding Director of the Dundee Business School at Abertay University. He has also held visiting international professorial appointments at Macquarie University and UTS in Australia, Ca Foscari University of Venice in Italy, Peking University in China and the University of Colorado in the USA. He is also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has undertaken extensive work for them.
Graeme is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, an interdisciplinary management and HR journal, and a member of the Scientific Board of the Center for Global Human Resource Management at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He was also appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health as a non-executive Board Member to NHS Tayside in 2019 to act in a governance role and advise on strategy, leadership and change. In 2021 he was appointed as Vice Chair of NHS Tayside.
He has published extensively in the fields of HRM, management and leadership and change management in international journals, including articles in Organization Studies, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, the Human Resource Management Journal and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. These publications also include eight single/ co-authored/edited books on HR, corporate reputations, e-HR and social media, and management and leadership, chapters in leading HR research-based texts, and research reports for organisations including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Scottish Enterprise, Skills for Health (the UK sector skills council), the European Union, the Health Department of the Scottish Government and the ESRC/Scottish Government, and the British Medical Association.
Following an early career in personnel and industrial relations management in the engineering and construction industry in the UK and overseas, Graeme has undertaken consulting and research projects for a large number of private and public sector organizations in the UK, continental Europe and Australia in the past thirty years. These include major companies in the UK, Sweden, Australia, the NHS in Scotland, the UK Public Sector People Managers Association, the CIPD, the Health and Education Training Institute of New South Wales and other healthcare organizations in Australia.
He has been a judge on national awards in HR excellence for both the CIPD and Personnel Today, was a member of advisory panel to the Scottish Government on public services reform and human capital and a non-executive director of voluntary sector organization during the 1990s. Graeme was also a member of the global faculty of the New York-based Reputation Institute, delivering online seminars to senior executives from the USA, Australasia, South America Europe and Asia.
Currently, he is working at present on impact cases with the senior management team of a local technology scale up firm, the senior HR team of a Swedish-based multinational organization, the medical directorate of a Hospital Foundation Trust in England, NHS Tayside, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in the UK, and hospitals in Sweden.
He is also researching into the role of employer branding and employee engagement, organizational trust research with colleagues from Glasgow, medical leadership with colleagues in Scotland, England, the Netherlands and the US, and the changing work experience of hospital consultants with the British Medical Association. In addition, he has written the second edition of one of his earlier books on management and leadership in changing contexts, and is revising his book on Corporate Reputations, Branding and Managing People for a new series of books on talent management.
Summary of research expertise
- Human resource management
- Organizational change
- Firm performance
- Organizational identities
- Corporate reputations
Professor Graeme Martin has been appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg’s Centre For Global Human Resources Management (CGHRM) for a three-year period beginning July this year
Professor Graeme Martin from the School of Business has been appointed as a non-executive Board Member for NHS Tayside by the Cabinet Secretary for Health for four years from 1 January, 2019
As part of his visiting professorship at the University of Gothenburg’s Centre for Global HR, Graeme Martin is presenting three online seminars in November and December in Sweden