Professor Rosalind Searle
- Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology (Management)
Rosalind H. Searle (Ph.D., MBA) holds the chair in HRM and Organisational Psychology at the Adam Smith Business School in Glasgow. Prior to coming to Glasgow she held a chair at Coventry University, where she was also a co-founder of the centre for Trust , peace and social relations. She also has held positions at the Open University and Aston University. Before becoming an academic Rosalind worked for a number of years as an occupational psychologist for Vauxhall Motors. She is a chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Rosalind’s research focuses on organisational trust and HRM, studying the emotional and cognitive experiences associated with trust and distrust. She is particularly interested in the different experiences of HR systems for different groups, particularly young people, women and ethnic minority group members. She has had her work funded by the CIPD and many consortium in this area. More recently she has been looking at the transition to distrust and counterproductive work behaviour (CWB), with her work for Professional Standards Authority examining the antecedents and processes that produce sexual misconduct and dishonesty in organisations. She has also received ESRC CREST funding to examine the impact of change on trust and CWB.
She has held a number of leadership roles, for example as Secretary general for Alliance of Organisational Psychology (2014-2018), and past chair of the BPS’s Division of Occupational Psychology. She has also been a co-convenor for a standing group at European Group of Organisation Studies.
Her research has appeared in leading international journals (e.g. HRM, Journal of Organisational Behavior, International Journal of HRM, and Long Range Planning). She is co-editor for the Routledge Companion to Trust and serves on editorial boards of Journal of Management, Journal of Trust Research, and International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation (IPP).
- Employee trust in organisations
- HRM policies and process and trust
- Trust and Change
- Counterproductive work behaviours
- Identity in organisations
R.H. Searle (pI), and C. Rice, (March 2017) ESRC Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). Assessing and mitigating the impact of organisational change on counterproductive work behaviour: An operational (dis)trust based framework. £55,826.75
R.H. Searle (pI), with Charis Rice, Jeremy Dawson (Dec, 2016) Professional Standards Authority Rethinking Regulation: Understanding the individual, social and organisational factors in Fitness to Practice. awarded £25,685
A. Woodcock (PI), R.H. Searle (Co-I & Work package lead) (Aug 2016) - Horizon 2020 Framework Programme - H2020-MG-2015-TwoStages - SUITS - Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for authorities awarded €4,111, 683.
A. Neinaber, R. Narooz and R.H. Searle. (Aug 2016) Newton Institutional Links/British Council Distrust in entrepreneurial networks: Design of Toolkits of Trust Building Mechanisms to Support Collaborative Innovation across High-Tech SMEs based in Technoparks. Awarded £116,612.85.
R.H. Searle. (Sept 2016) Refugees’ Journeys: Wellbeing, Justice and Resilience event support - Professional Practice Board of British Psychological Society. Awarded Sept. 2017 £2,000
R.H. Searle and E. Bowen (2015) Coventry City Council Domestic violence: Evidence based approach to detection and intervention. Awarded £4,215.
R.H. Searle Trust audits number of organisations. Awarded £267,476
R.H. Searle (2014) Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (for Ph.D. and Early career 2 day FINT pre-workshop). Awarded £2000
R.H. Searle, (2013) - Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) Restoring trust in the public sector – Travel funding award £4,000.
R.H. Searle, with Simonetta Manzini (2012) Fondazione Istud per la cultura di impresa e di gestione. UK partner for 18 country externally sponsored project (Vodaphone and other sponsors) - Y-ers ready for work around the world: An International Survey. Awarded €52,780 (£37,207.07)
V. Hope-Hailey, R.H. Searle & G. Dietz (2011) - Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) Trust Repair project. Awarded £25,500.
B. Heill, R.H. Searle and D. Price, (2011 - 2013) Leadership development in the Scottish Oil and Gas industry Scottish Government OPITO. Awarded £25,000.
R. H. Searle and V. Patent (2011) – West London Social work Partnership - lessons learnt evaluation report. Hammersmith and Fulham council. Awarded £23,000.
R. H. Searle and V. Patent (2011, 2010) – evaluation of post graduate medical selection systems. Royal College of Histopathology. Awarded £23, 240
R. H. Searle, D. N. Den Hartog and D. Skinner. (2009). European Science Foundation (ESF) 2009 Workshop title - Trust and the Human Resource Management (HRM) cycle. Awarded 15, 000 Euros (£11675)
R. H. Searle, G. Dietz, P. Thompson and D. Skinner. (2009) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) seminar series award 2009 - 2010. Trust in the Organisation and the Role of Human Resource Management: Exploring the Rhetoric and Reality. Awarded £28,344
Prof. Searle is interested in supervising PhDs in topics including: Trust and HRM, Women or minority group progression and reward in organisations, Antecedents and consequences of counterproductive work behaviours, Insider threat in organisations.
Rami Al-Sharif - April 2016 -Investigation into the Influence of Race Diversity and Multiculturalism on Human Psychology, Quality Decisions, and Performance: A Case Study of the Banking Industry in the UK.
Kira Grunewald Sept 2014 – Trust in a banking context.
Solenne Avet – April 2016 - The cognitive sources of corporate ethical behaviour – Co-turell with University of Cergy-Pontoise. Funded by Airbus Group.
Sanne Weber – Sept 2014 – Dec 2017. Gender analysis of community-level reconciliation through retributive, restorative and other forms of justice and reconciliation mechanism.
Chris Hastie – Sept 2013 – June 2017. Reconfiguring public service provision in the West Midlands Fire Service while maintaining trust.
Quirin Dittman 2009 – 2012. Self-presentational behaviour and its relation to different foci of organisational identification.
Volker Patent – 2009 – 2015. The Role of Trust Perceptions and Propensity to Trust in Applicants' Experiences of Recruitment and Selection.
Anthea Wilson 2006 – 2012. The nurse experience of mentoring students.
Pat Sniderman 2008 – 2012. Confirming/Disconfirming Managerial Communication, Its Impact on Employee Felt Emotions and the Moderating Effects of Relationship Quality and Emotion Regulation.
Courses taught in the last five years: Organisational Behaviour, Recruitment and Selection, International HRM.
- Fritzon, K. Wilde, J. Searle, R.H. (2018). Why the difficult person at work probably isn't a psychopath. The Conversation. 29th Jan 2018 http://theconversation.com/why-the-difficult-person-at-work-probably-isnt-a-psychopath-87521#comment_1518072
- Finnegan, J. Bad physicians do spoil the bunch, eroding trust in healthcare professionals. Fierce Healthcare Nov 7, 2017https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/misconduct-erodes-trust-healthcare-professionals
- Trust in healthcare undermined by 'bad apples,' new research reveals. Science Daily
- Dyer, C. (2017). "Doctors are less likely to be struck off for dishonesty than other health workers." British Medical Journal 359: 5184. http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j5184
- Stephenson, J. “Doctors 'get off more lightly' than nurses in misconduct cases.” Nursing Times November 7 2017 https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/professional-regulation/doctors-get-off-more-lightly-than-nurses-in-misconduct-cases/7021990.article
- Searle, R. and Rice, R. (2017). Trust And Insider Threat: Ensuring We Don’t Look Back, Or Forward, In Anger. Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) Security Review. p.30-31 www.crestresearch.ac.uk/csr/
- Hastie, C. (2017) “Grenfell's tragedy is a worldwide truth: fire is an inequality issue” 11 July 2017 The Guardian article based on journal publication with Ph.D. student - https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/11/grenfell-tower-tragedy-worldwide-truth-fire-is-an-inequality-issue
- Vaughan Thomas, H. (2017) Trust needs to be invested in Piece on my work by Auditor General for Wales HR Magazine March 15. http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/trust-needs-to-be-invested-in
- Searle, R.H. (2017) Rethinking Disengagement HR Magazine Jan 2017 50-52. http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/rethinking-disengagement
- R.H. Searle, C. Rice, A. McConnell & J.R.Dawson. (2017). Bad apples? Or Corrupting and depleting barrels. Understanding the antecedents and consequences of professional misconduct cases in Health Fitness to Practice. Commissioned report for Professional Standards Authority (Oct 2017.)
- R.H. Searle (forthcoming) Good practice in facilitating integration via Work
- British Psychological Society (BPS) President’s Task force on Refugees Guidance for Psychologists
- Searle, R.H., A. Legood. And K.Teoh. (2014). Trust Boards and governance: Composition and Behavioural Styles. Chapter in Implementing Culture Change within the NHS: Contributions from Occupational Psychology. British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP). Occupational Psychology in Public Policy