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I am an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management.
I graduated in 1990 with a BSc in Management(from Trinity College, Dublin). I then worked in the private sector (Hotel Management and Recruitment)in both Ireland and Britain.
In 2000, I returned to university to pursue an MSc in Human Resource Management. Thereafter, I began my academic career in London.
I have taught many modules, including Employee Engagement, Employment Relations, Research Methods, Strategic HRM, International HRM, Research Methods and Managing Diversity.
Teaching is my real passion. My aim is for my teaching style to be accessible, applied, and enjoyable.
My research areas include:
Sexual Citizenship in society and in the workplace:
In particular I am interested in issues surrounding LGBT rights, in wider society as well as in the employment sphere.
I have conducted research on the workplace experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees. For example, do LGB people feel it is safe to 'come out' in the workplace? And if not, why not?
I also examine how managers and HR teams can help ensure that diversity is managed effectively in their organizations. I am very interested in the issues of employment practices - practices that work, on the ground, to ensure that organizational culture is inclusive of every employee regardless, of sexuality, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, disability, and so forth. This then leads to work I have done on how can we ensure that workplaces adopt a strategic approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategies.
I have also been involved in exploring Global HRM with a particular focus on the transference of practices, for example, a study on diversity practices within organizations in Russia.
Another area of my research work is on the role of macro and micro context factors in setting voice cultures and behaviors (current research involves Nigeria, Thailand and the UK).
I've published in a number of academic journals, co-authored books chapters and contributed to numerous international conferences.
Looking at other areas outside of research, I have provided talks, and lectures to many external higher education international partners in France, Russia, Malaysia, and Bahrain. Also to SIETAR, an organization which promotes cross-cultural management understanding.
International Business Management with HRM - MSc
Human Resource Management - PgDip / MSc
International Human Resources Management - MSc
Business Management (HRM pathway) - BA (Hons)
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Miss Mona Abdelmonem Mohamed Rashad Hashem||Doctoral Research Project||PhD|
Awarded in the last 5 years
|Mr Kabiru Ayinde Oyetunde||THREE ESSAYS ON VOICE IN NON-TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS||PhD|
University of North London
|2020||ASU Virtual Programs||Principal Investigator|
Sexual citizenship: rhetoric or reality for Rural Gay Men in Ireland and England?
McKearney, A. (2021). Sexual citizenship: rhetoric or reality for Rural Gay Men in Ireland and England? Citizenship Studies. 25 (5), pp. 678-693. https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2021.1952930
Voice in context: An international comparative study of employee experience with voice in small and medium enterprises
Prouska, R., McKearney, A., Opute, J., Tungtakanpoung, M. and Brewster, C. (2021). Voice in context: An international comparative study of employee experience with voice in small and medium enterprises. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 33 (15), pp. 3149-3174. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2021.1925323
Voice In Non-Traditional Employment Relationships: A Review And Future Research Directions
Oyetunde, K., Prouska, R. and McKearney, A. (2021). Voice In Non-Traditional Employment Relationships: A Review And Future Research Directions. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2021.1964093
Changing landscapes: Gay men in the west and northwest of Ireland
Aidan McKearney (2020). Changing landscapes: Gay men in the west and northwest of Ireland. Sexualities. 25 (5-6). https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460720981699
Changing Contexts: From Criminal to Citizen
McKearney, A. (2019). Changing Contexts: From Criminal to Citizen. Journal of Organizational Change Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-11-2018-0331
‘Staying Alive’: The Impact of ‘Austerity Cuts’ on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in England and Wales
Colgan, F, Hunter, C and McKearney, A (2014). ‘Staying Alive’: The Impact of ‘Austerity Cuts’ on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in England and Wales. London, UK TUC.
Employment equality and diversity management in a Russian context
Colgan, F, McKearney, A, Bokovikova, E and Kosheleva, S (2014). Employment equality and diversity management in a Russian context. in: Klarsfeld, A (ed.) International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 217-240
Critical reflections from men in the field
McKearney, A (2014). Critical reflections from men in the field. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 33 (5), pp. 404-479. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EDI-04-2014-0030
The influence of national culture on employee voice in small and medium enterprises: a cross-cultural perspective
McKearney, A., Prouska, R., Tungtakanpoung, M. and Opute, J. (2022). The influence of national culture on employee voice in small and medium enterprises: a cross-cultural perspective. Employee Relations. https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-04-2022-0187