Research and Expertise

Below are the five main areas of research for the MPOWER hub. Specialists are listed beneath each heading. If you have any questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Research themes and expert profile examples

Human resource management (HRM)

At Massey

  • Jane Parker
  • Jim Arrowsmith
  • Paul Toulson
  • Janet Sayers
  • Bevan Catley
  • Ted Zorn
  • David Tappin
  • Darryl Forsyth
  • Tim Bentley
  • Beth Tootell
  • Fatima Junaid
  • David Brougham
  • Jeff Kennedy
  • Phil Ramsay
  • Shane Scahill

External

  • Kate Lewis (Manchester Metrpolitan University, England)
  • Jarrod Haar (AUT)
  • Stephen Blumenfeld (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Trish Corner (AUT)
  • Marcus Ho (AUT)
  • Candice Harris (AUT)
  • Julie Douglas (AUT)
  • Russell Lansbury (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Sarah Proctor-Thomson (Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology)
  • Rae Cooper (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Sanjay Bhowmick (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Jone Lako (University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
  • Anne Boyd (ILO, Suva)
  • Richard Samuel (ILO, Papua New Guinea)
  • Tony Dobbins (Bangor University, Wales)
  • Peter Boxall (University of Auckland)
  • Christian Yao (Victoria University of Wellington)

Employment relations (ER)

At Massey

  • Jim Arrowsmith
  • Jane Parker
  • Paul Toulson
  • Barry Foster
  • David Tappin
  • Robyn Mason
  • Barry Foster
  • Ozan Alakavuklar

External

  • Christian Yao (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
  • Christian Ibsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Marian Baird (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Russell Lansbury (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Rae Cooper (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Richard Rudman
  • Chris Forde (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Jone Lako (University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
  • Aristea Koukiadaki (University of Cambridge)
  • Paul Marginson (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Donald Hislop (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Ben Imbun (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
  • Phil Almond (De Montfort University, UK)
  • Enda Hannon (Kingston University, UK)
  • Guiglermo Meardi (University of Warwick, UK)

People management and performance

At Massey

  • Jim Arrowsmith
  • Jane Parker
  • Paul Toulson
  • Bevan Catley
  • David Tappin
  • Darryl Forsyth
  • Kaye Thorn
  • Lili Zhao
  • Trish Bradbury
  • Fatima Junaid
  • Ralph Bathurst
  • David Brougham
  • Gabriel Eweje
  • Damian Ruth
  • Nazim Taskin

External

  • Kate Lewis (Manchester Metropolitan University, England)
  • Rachel Morrison (AUT)
  • Phil Almond (De Montfort University, UK)
  • Carol Woodhams (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Jarrod Haar (AUT)
  • Christian Yao (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

Equality, culture and diversity

At Massey

  • Janet Sayers
  • Jane Parker
  • Jo Bensemann
  • Stuart Carr
  • Darrin Hodgetts
  • Shirley Julich
  • Beth Tootell

External

  • Kate Lewis (Manchester Metropolitan University, England)
  • Katherine Ravenswood (AUT)
  • Julie Douglas (AUT)
  • Candice Harris (AUT)
  • Eileen Brown (NZ Council of Trade Unions)
  • Sarah Proctor-Thomson (Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology)
  • Anne Boyd (ILO, Fiji)
  • Rae Cooper (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Serena Gent (AUT)
  • Marian Baird (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Judith Pringle (AUT)
  • Gill Kirton (Queen Mary University, UK)
  • Torkild Thanem (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Employee engagement, health and well-being

At Massey

  • Jane Parker
  • Jim Arrowsmith
  • Paul Toulson
  • Stu Carr
  • Kate Blackwood
  • Bevan Catley
  • David Tappin
  • Darryl Forsyth
  • Trish Bradbury
  • Tim Bentley
  • Shane Scahill

External

  • Jarrod Haar (AUT)
  • Katherine Ravenswood (AUT)

Pacific-wide research

  • Jane Parker
  • Jim Arrowsmith
  • Anne Boyd (ILO Suva)
  • Tino Nemani (Government of Nauru)
  • Malakai Koloamatangi

Some Massey post-graduate researcher profiles

Current Doctoral Students

  • Wahab Shahbaz
  • Joso Malenga

Current Master's Students

  • Heather Stephens

Recent Graduates

  • Kate Blackwood (PhD)
  • Vanessa Bosen (Masters)
  • Hammond Chitate (MBA)
  • Fatima Junaid (PhD)

Learn more about Post-Graduate research studies at Massey

Some of our research group links

At Massey

  • Ending Poverty and Inequality Research Cluster (EPIC)
  • Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS)
  • School of Management Women at Work (WaW) Special Interest Gruop
  • School of Management Critical Management Studies (CMS) Special Interest Group
  • Knowledge Exchange Hub
  • Te Au Rangahau (Maori Business Research Centre)

External

  • Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) - MPOWER Sponsor
  • The Warehouse Group 
  • Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ)
  • New Zealand Work and Research Institute (NZWRI)
  • Union Strategy Research Group (USRG), University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Employment Relations Research Group (ERRG, part of NZWRI)
  • Gender and Diversity Research Group (GDRG)
  • FAOS (Employment Relations Research Centre), University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU), University of Warwick (UK)
  • Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary University (UK)
  • Wright Communications
  • Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW), Victoria University of Wellington
  • Convergence Partners
  • Diversity Works

 

The Labour, Employment and Work Conference 2018 Best Paper Award

The LEW Best Paper Award, sponsored by MPOWER and the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University of Wellington, is LEW's way of identifying and honouring the best research submitted to the 2016 Conference. For more information. MPOWER is pleased to be involved in offering the award at the 2018 conference (details to follow). 

The recipient of the LEW Best Paper Award in 2016 was Charlotte Chambers (Research Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists) for her paper, Burnout in NZ senior medical workforce: stories from the clinical frontline. The paper's abstract is as follows:

Burnout is a well-recognized concern for the medical profession, with consequences for the delivery and quality of patient care, rates of staff turnover and practitioners’ job satisfaction. This presentation reports on a study, conducted in November 2015, on the self-reported prevalence of burnout among senior doctors and dentists working at New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards (DHBs). The focus of this presentation will be on how respondents attributed their feelings of burnout and described their experiences of working in New Zealand’s public health system. These stories will be explored alongside statistical information reporting burnout scores and associations between burnout and hours of work, self-rated health status, medical specialty and demographic factors.

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