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Teaching Fellow

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Roles and Responsibilities

Teaching Fellow and Course Leader for Core Competencies for HR Professionals and Methods of Research in HRM. 

Emily's courses focus on the functions, skills and actions associated with contemporary human resources management practice and are primarily concerned with the development of skills that are pivotal to successful management practice, effective leadership and conducting contemporary HRM research. Students are provided with a wide understanding and development of skills that are of particular significance to effective higher-level people management and provide opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development, through examples, case studies and topics such as recruitment, selection, training and development, and qualitative research methods. 

Emily aims to inspire students through her innovative and theoretically underpinned approach to teaching, driven by student engagement and a passion for fostering student learning. Emily's teaching philosophy is underpinned by striving to have an egalitarian, inclusive and stimulating seminar and lecture environment. 


Emily Yarrow holds degrees from Queen Mary, University of London (PhD In Business and Management), Newcastle University Business School (MA in International Business Management, with Distinction and award for best dissertation), and Edinburgh Napier University (BA Hons in Business Management, First Class Honours). Emily is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Emily has a strong corporate background, having worked for Proctor and Gamble (UK) and Lloyds Banking Group, as well as maintaining ongoing relationships with blue chip companies. 

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Research Interests

Emily's research interests span several fields including human resource management with a focus on equality and diversity, organisational behaviour/theory, and cross-cultural management. To date her research has focused on the impact of research evaluation on female academic careers, pensions and the experiences of older workers, and human resource management (HRM) practices in general. Emily has also been integral in recent projects for the Scottish Government and corporate consultancy in the Business School. 

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