Lecturer - Human Resource Management
York Business School
T: +44 (0)1904 876745
Qualifications: FHEA | BA (Hons) (Sussex) | PGDip (Bristol) | MA (Keele) | PhD (Keele) | Academic Associate CIPD
I started work at York St John University in September 2015 having previously worked at the University Centre Doncaster, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Keele University. I completed my PhD in HRM and Industrial Relations at Keele University in 2013. The PhD covered public service reform, the labour process and change in management practices in the voluntary sector and I am currently engaged in further research which examines the impact of the financial crisis and austerity from 2008 on voluntary organisations and their management practices.
My professional background before returning to academia was in social housing management and I worked in a number of public and voluntary sector housing and homelessness organisations. I also have a background in trade union organising in the voluntary sector and have served as a trustee/director for housing associations, such as Housing 21, social arts organisations, such as Arts Care Gofal Celf, and York CAB.
I have taught, and acted as a programme leader, on a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional Management, Employment Relations and Voluntary Sector programmes, including international programmes, and have provided dissertation supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a wide range of management topic areas.
I currently teach on Organisational Behaviour in the Digital Age, HR Policy and Practice, Research into Contemporary Business Issues and Applied Research into Contemporary Business Issues, Developing Talent in Organisations and Globalisation and Contemporary HR modules.
Research Student Supervision
I would welcome enquiries from potential research students working on HRM and Employment Relations; Voluntary Sector; Welfare and Public Service Reform; Trade Union Organising; Organisational Change; Knowledge Management; Diversity Management; Qualitative Longitudinal Research.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed a Teaching and Learning in Higher Education qualification at Keele University in 2007. I am committed to developing educational practice, with a particular interest in continuing and lifelong education and critical pedagogy and have contributed to the Talking About Teaching conference held at YSJU in January 2017 and British Academy of Management conference 2017. I continue to work with colleagues in developing and writing papers on critical pedagogy.
I am an Academic Associate Member of the CIPD and a member of CMI with an active involvement in promoting education and development in HR practice. I am also a member of BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association) and VSSN (Voluntary Sector Studies Network) and have also served as a trustee/director for housing associations, such as Housing 21, social arts organisations, such as Arts Care Gofal Celf, and advice agencies, such as York CAB.
I am currently an external examiner with Bradford University and a member of the Editorial Board of Voluntary Sector Review.
- Hemmings, M. (2017) 'The constraints on voluntary sector voice in a period of continued austerity', Voluntary Sector Review Journal, March 2017, Vol. 8, 1, p. 41-46.
- Hemmings, M. (2011) ‘What problems you got?’: managerialisation and union organising in the voluntary sector, Industrial Relations Journal, September 2011, Vol. 42, 5, p.473-485.
- University Forum for Human Resource Development, 20th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, 'Jazzing up the classroom: Developing a critical pedagogy in M level teaching' (with Alan Johnston and Gill Bishop).
Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Keynote speech. Charity Networking Conference, ‘The constraints on voluntary sector voice in a period of continued austerity’, Working together to make York better, York Saint John University, York.
- BAM (British Academy of Management) Annual Conference, Jazzing up the classroom: Developing a critical pedagogy in M level teaching (with Alan Johnston and Gillian Bishop), Warwick Business School, Warwick.
- BAM (British Academy of Management) Annual Conference, Determined by Environmental Context or by Management Action: Organisational Failure and the Voluntary Sector, Warwick Business School, Warwick.
- NCVO/IVR/VSSN (National Council of Voluntary Organisations/Institute of Volunteering Research/Voluntary Sector Studies Network), Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference, ‘Kids company – bad government, poor governance, mismanagement, malpractice, a reckless anomaly or an unusual jewel?’, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham.
SPA (Social Policy Association) conference, Resistance or Compliance? - The impact of austerity on voluntary sector organisations campaigning and delivery of welfare services, Belfast Metropolitan College, Belfast.
- VSSN (Voluntary Sector Studies Network) Day Conference - ‘The caged crusaders: the constraints on voluntary sector voice in a period of continued austerity’, Euston Thistle, London
British Universities Industrial Relations Association conference 2015 – ‘Austerity, managerialisation and employment in the voluntary sector and the future of welfare provision’, De Montfort University, Leicester.
- The Value (Volunteering and Lifelong Learning) Network Conference – ‘The Provision of lifelong learning to volunteers in turbulent and troubled times’ – Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.
- VSSN (Voluntary Sector Studies Network) Day Conference – ‘The compact: power and the embedding of the voluntary sector in changing concepts of public governance’ (with Rachel Casiday), Sheffield Hallam University.
- Work Matters – The 27th International Labour Process Conference – ‘Managerialisation and union organising in Not-for-profit and Voluntary Welfare Organisations and control over the labour process’ – Apex International Hotel, Edinburgh.
- Community Channel/ Media Trust Helping Others Can Help You conference – keynote speech -‘Distance learning, training and accreditation for the Voluntary Sector – NOVAS Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool.
- The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Prospects for Citizenship conference - ‘Dealing with a New Orthodoxy? Modernisation and the Independence and Autonomy of Not-for-profit and Voluntary organisations in the delivery of welfare services’ – Keele University.
- NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations)/VSSN Researching the Voluntary Sector conference - ‘Dealing with a New Orthodoxy? Modernisation and the Independence and Autonomy of Not-for-profit and Voluntary organisations in the delivery of welfare services’ – University of Warwick.
- BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association) conference - ‘Current Change in the provision of Welfare services by Not-for-profit and Voluntary Organisations and Public Sector Industrial Relations - some evidence from Not-for-profit and Voluntary Organisation Workers’ – National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.