Centre Directors

Helen Shipton is Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the HRM Research Centre within Nottingham Business School. Helen is interested in how employees experience Human Resource Management (HRM), and the way in which people management practices, effectively implemented, influence their attitudes, behaviours and performance. Helen has been amongst the most prominent scholars globally to connect HRM research with that focused on creativity and innovation, to reveal the role of structure in the work environment in drawing out employees’ capacity to work creatively.  Her work has been published in leading journals, including Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management and Human Resource Management Journal.


Professor Daniel King is co-director of the research centre and co-lead of the Organising as Practice research stream. Daniel’s research seeks to reimagine and broaden our understanding of business and management to include workplace democracy and alternative forms of organising. He seeks to find new ways of critical scholars to engage with and transform organisational practice to produce more inclusive and creative ways of working. His work has been published in leading journals, including Organization Studies, Human Relations, and Organizational Research Methods.


Research Associate


Catherine Abe joined the Centre in March 2017  to support and drive projects within the centre. Her research interests are in diversity management, implementation of HR practices and how they affect individual and organisational performance. Catherine completed her MSc HRM at NBS. Prior to this, she gained an LLB in Law and was a HR and talent management practitioner. Catherine is studying for a PhD in Diversity Management and HR Attributions. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Centre Members