Kirsteen is Associate Professor (Human Resource Management) at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Drawing on complementary backgrounds in academia and organisational practice, Kirsteen has a strong track record of leading and delivering taught, blended and online programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, both in the UK and overseas.
Kirsteen has recently completed terms as Interim Head of the HRM Subject Group, and Deputy Head of Research in the Business School. She has recently been appointed as Associate Director – Development for the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and she currently co-convenes a multi-disciplinary Work and Equalities in Society Research Group within the University. In 2022, Kirsteen co-edited the Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM. She has also published several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and practitioner reports in areas of work and employment. Her research interests include professional, responsible, and extreme work; future of work; younger workers; leadership; and talent management. Kirsteen currently supervises three doctoral candidates (along with having three completions) and is keen to hear from anyone interested in undertaking doctoral study within her areas of interest.
Kirsteen’s former practitioner experience encompassed senior roles geared around leading and supporting complex organisational change, and she has worked in the areas of professional development, engagement, leadership, learning, and talent development. Kirsteen is a former editor of the Journal of Management Development and currently serves on several editorial and advisory boards. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE).
Kirsteen is passionate about knowledge transfer and helping to bridge the gap between academic research and professional practice. As an outcome of her PhD (2013), Kirsteen developed a 'Performance through People’ diagnostic and toolkit, which she often utilises when working with external partners and clients. The tool is designed around five work-related factors and acts as a conversational prime and framework to enable people to explore the alignment of the five factors within their organisation. Kirsteen is happy to hear from anyone interested in learning more about the toolkit.