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Aidan McKearney

Aidan McKearney

Senior Lecturer

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Aidan McKearney is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management  and is the Course Director for the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM), the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and the Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

Aidan is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and worked in the private sector in both Ireland and Britain prior to his entering academia in 2000. Aidan has been a Senior Lecturer in HRM since 2003, and has held course leadership roles for a number of years. His teaching areas of expertise include Employee Engagement, Employment Relations, Strategic HRM, International HRM, Research Methods and Managing Diversity.

He is heavily involved in CIPD activities and helps guide students through CIPD qualification membership. He adopts an open and accessible style of course leadership and is a keen advocate of the student alumni networks and of incorporating external speakers into the courses.

Aidan's main research interests include equality and diversity and he regularly publishes and presents at conferences.

Aidan’s main teaching areas of expertise include:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Employment Relations
  • Global Strategic HRM
  • Research Methods
  • Contextualising Management

Aidan’s research to date has focused on managing diversity within the workplace; and in particular on issues around LGBT inclusion. His particular interest concerns how organisation practices can and need to become more inclusive, and how organisations can adopt a strategic approach to develop an inclusive organisation culture.

He has also been involved in exploring Global HRM and the transference of practices within multi- national organisations. He is research active, having been involved in numerous research studies.

Aidan has co-published in a number of academic journals, co-authored books chapters and contributed to reports.

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Aidan’s main professional affiliation is attached to the CIPD. He is fully CIPD qualified; is a chartered member and is active in CIPD activities.

Aidan is an external examiner at a number of universities in the UK and overseas. He also engages in international validation exercises and has supported a number of franchise arrangements in the past.

He is a regular reviewer for academic journals and has been guest editor of an international academic journal.