Staff profile

Dr Amanda Lee


Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Email

A.Lee2@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management. I lead and teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate business and management programmes and supervise students from undergraduate through to doctoral level.

I am a member of the Management Education Research Cluster and the Business School Research Ethics Committee. I am an active member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and treasurer for their Research Methodology Special Interest Group. I am a guest lecturer at the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham.

Prior to a career in academia I worked as an HR practitioner in the in the NHS, construction and retail sectors. I am a Director of the John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust and Vice-Chair of the John Taylor High School Local Governing Body Learning and Standards Committee.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach undergraduate modules on Employee Development; Contemporary Issues in HR Management; and Developing Leadership and Management. At postgraduate level I lead and teach on Developing Skills for Professional Practice; Leading, Managing and Developing People; Research Methods; Independent Study; and Communicating your Research. 

 

Research interests

My research interests include human and organisational impacts of remote working, managerial control and surveillance, the changing nature of professional and academic identities, ethnography and qualitative research methodologies. Funded research projects I have deliverd include investigating comparative analyses of Human Resource Development across the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe and sustainability/low-carbon skills training.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

 

Recent conferences

I have presented papers at the British Academy of Management Annual Conferences, the International Labour Process Conference and the Critical Management Studies International Conference. Topics have included control and surveillance of working practices, professional and academic identity, early career researcher development, ethnographic and qualitative research methodologies.

I received the British Academy of Management (BAM) Best Development Paper Award for my paper ‘Location independent working: An ethnographic study’. Presented at the BAM Annual Conference, Warwick Business School, September 2017.

Experience in industry

I began my HR professional career in the National Health Service, working within South East Staffordshire and Wolverhampton Health Authorities. Following this, I moved into HR management roles within the private sector. Firstly, in a large midlands-based construction company and finally, in a national retail department store chain. As part of my role as a director in John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust, I provide HR support and guidance and am directly involved with recruitment, selection and performance management of senior staff.

International experience

I have delivered modules on a MA in Human Resource Management Course to Emirates Airline Staff studying at the Aviation College in Dubai.

Recent publications