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Professor Keith Whitfield

Professor Keith Whitfield

Professor of Human Resource Management

Cardiff Business School

Email
whitfield@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6870
Campuses
F45, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Overview

My research centres around the impact of human resource policies and practices on a range of employee and organisational outcomes, including employee well-being, financial performance, skills and the gender pay gap. The approach builds on a predominantly economic view of the workplace and deploys a range of statistical techniques to examine large data-sets, particularly the British Workplace Employment Relations Surveys.  

Biography

Additional activities

  • Head, Management, Employment and Organization Section, 2013-2015

  • Director, Cardiff University Research and Graduate School in the Social Sciences, 2007-2010

  • Associate Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Cardiff Business School, 2005-2010

  • Director, Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Research Studies Programme, 2002-2005

  • Senior Academic Consultant to the Economic and Social Research Council for the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey, 2002-2007
  • Member, Steering Group for 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey
  • Academic Lead, ESRC/HSE study of well-being in the workplace
  • Associate Fellow, ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
  • Consultant, Irish Research Council
  • Convenor, Research Methods Study Group, International Emplyment Relations Research Association
  • Director, Well-Being Connect, Cardiff University

Publications

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2004

  • Whitfield, K. L. 2004. And then the justice?: women in the workplace. In: Stewart, I. and Vaitilingam, R. eds. Seven Ages of Man and Woman: A Look at Britain in the Second Elizabethan Era. Economic and Social Research Council, pp. 24-27.

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Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • Module Leader, The Practice of HRM in the Modern Workplace, MSc in Human Resource Management
  • Module Leader, Academic Skills and Research Methods, MSc in International Management

Research interests

  • The Economic Impact of Human Resource Management Policies and Practices
  • Education, Training and Skills Shortage
  • The Determinants of Earnings Inequality
  • Research Methodology in the Economic and Social Sciences

PhD supervision research interests

  • Education, training and skills shortage
  • Research methodology in the economic and social sciences
  • The determinants of earnings inequality
  • The economic impact of human resource management policies and practices