Dr Scott Hurrell
- Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour (Management)
Scott joined the Department of Management as a Senior Lecturer in September 2015 having previously been a Lecturer in Work and Employment Studies at the University of Stirling since 2009. Prior to this Scott had worked as a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Aston University from 2008-2009 and as a Researcher in the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde from 2006-2008. Scott was awarded his PhD from the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde in 2009. Scott’s PhD (funded by the ESRC in partnership with Scottish Enterprise) investigated the patterns and determinants of ‘soft’ (e.g. interpersonal and social) skills deficits in Scotland and how employers responded to these. Scott has conducted research funded by and/or been invited to present to bodies including the EU; Scottish Government; the former Equal Opportunities Commission (Scotland); the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations; Skills Development Scotland; and Holyrood Conferences. Scott has also been an active member of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Business and Management pathway, organising the first Doctoral Symposium for the pathway in 2014.
Scott is a member of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Social media technologies within work and employment.
- Skills development, utilisation and policy.
- Work organisation/job design and job quality.
- Labour market trends and policy.
- The regulation of employment.
- Recruitment, selection and socialisation.
- Service work and the non-profit sector.
August 2014: Part of Scottish team for €298,153 European Union (Erasmus+) ‘VET-EDS’ project investigating the alignment of vocational education and training systems with local and national economic development .
July 2014: up to £4,330 awarded internally by the University of Strathclyde for survey of Scottish retail employers on skills requirements and employment practices.
January 2014: £3,250 from the Advanced Training Logistics Fund (ATLF) of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences (SGSSS), for Scottish Doctoral Training Centre Business and Management Pathway PhD colloquium.
2012: £300 awarded internally by University of Stirling for survey of employed students’ experiences of, and attitudes towards, social media use within employment.
July 2007: Project lead and co-ordinator for grant of £10,000 awarded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (Scotland) for national survey of Classroom Assistants’ pay and working hours, as part of a General Formal Investigation (GFI) into the undervaluation of this occupation.
Scott is happy to supervise PhDs related to his research interests (noted above) and to discuss other potential topics that take a critical perspective on work, employment, HRM and organisations.
- (University of Stirling) Career Management Strategies in the Creative Industries.
- (University of Stirling): Exploring Ethical Organisational Behaviour in the Indonesian Mining Industry.
- Employment Relations
- Organisation Studies
- Sociology of Work and Employment
- Social research methods/methodology
Book Review Editor/Member of Editorial Board for Employee Relations.
External Examiner for University of Newcastle MSc in International HRM.
Invited reviewer for a number of leading academic journals.