Dr Catharine Ross
Course Leader MPhil/PhD, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Inclusivity Tutor
Department of Management and Finance
tel: 01905 85 5299
Catharine teaches subjects related to people management and ethics in the Business School. Catharine has a particular interest in teaching and research concerning diversity in the workplace. She is currently involved in research on trade unions; men in female-dominated occupations; and management learning.
Catharine is the diversity coordinator for the business school and also research degrees coordinator.
Teaching & Research
Human Resource Management
Management of Diversity
Qualitative Research Methods
Management of diversity
PhD Project Ideas
Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Nichol, Lynn, Cook, J. and Ross, Catharine (2018) Adopting Coaching for Doctoral Supervision: Opportunities and Challenges for HRD. Human Resource Development International p. 1-12 DOI 10.1080/13678868.2018.1547038
Ross, C., Robinson, L., Francis-Smythe, J. (2015) The Contribution of Academic Scholarship to Management Development, Journal of Management Development, 34:3 286-298.
Francis-Smythe, J., Robinson, L & Ross, C. (2013) The role of evidence in general managers decision making, Journal of General Management Vol. 38 no. 4 pp 3-21
Ross, C. (2013) New Unions in the UK: The Vanguard or the Rearguard of the Union Movement? Industrial Relations Journal 41,1, 78-94
Gbadamosi, G. & Ross, C. (2013) Perceived stress and performance appraisal discomfort: the moderating effects of core self-evaluations and gender, Public Personnel Management
Xiao, S., Ross, C., Liu, J. (2011) Evaluating management training and development in a cross-cultural context: A stakeholder approach, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 2, 2, 136-158.
Xiao, S. and Ross, C. (2009) The training of Chinese managers: a critical analysis of using overseas trainingfor management development Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 7:1 95-113.
Ross, C (2004) Ethnic minority personnel careers: Hindrances and hopes, Personnel Review, Vol. 33 no. 4 pp.468 484.
Ross, C (1996) Social Closure and the Stifling of Diversity in Professions and Management in Fincham, R (ed) New Relationships in the Organised Professions, Avebury: Aldershot
Ross, C (1996) Struggling for Inclusion: Black Women in Professional and Management Education in Morley, R & Walsh, V (eds) Breaking Boundaries: Women in Higher Education
Current PhD Projects
Diversity in organisations
Workplace culture and politics
Sociology of the professions
Workplace Diversity and Equality
Current student projects:
- How does a black American woman find her voice in an international non-governmental organisation?
- Management of customer-to-customer interaction (CCI) by the front-line employee (FLE) in the supermarket industry
- The skills or capability required by mature IT engineers to remain effective in the information technology industry
- An exploration of transformational career changers’ perceptions of the value of utilising informal processes in the workplace and their effectiveness in supporting the development and achievement of career success
Completed student projects: