Dr Christopher Rees

Senior Lecturer in HR Management

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PhD Occupational Psychology (Manchester), MSc Organisational Psychology (UMIST), MEd Educational Psychology (Manchester); C. Psychol., Chartered FCIPD.

I am currently based in the Management and Governance (MGD) teaching cluster. This cluster manages a number of key postgraduate programmes within the School including the MSc in the Managment and Implementation of Development Projects, and the MSc (International Development) degrees in HRM and HRD. I direct the MSc in Organisational Change and Development. My main teaching responsibilities involve Organisation Development, Research Methods, and HRM; for example I convene and deliver the Organisation Development module which is a core subject on the MSc programmes in HRD and Organisational Change and Development. I am also heavily involved with IDPM's PhD programme. I am an experienced PhD supervisor and External Examiner;  please click the 'Further Information' icon above for more details about this.

Before taking up full time work as an academic I held HR positions in both the public and private sectors of the UK.  This work background led me to focus my teaching and research activities on HR and change management, particularly as they relate to developing and transitional countries. 

As part of my research activities at the University of Manchester, I am heavily involved in the research centre called the 'Centre for Organisations and Development'.  I co-direct this Centre with my colleague Dr Aminu Mamman.

Currently, my appointments outside of the University include:

* Honorary Chair of International Human Resources at Beijing University of Technology
* Positions on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Managerial Psychology and the European Journal of Training and Development.
* Co-chair of the annual EIASM conference on Organisational Change and Development in Transitional Countries.
* External examiner at the University of Abertay.
* Manuscript reviewer for journals including Human Relations, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Development International, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Public Administration, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

I enjoy travelling and have undertaken professional work in a wide range of countries including: Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and the UAE..

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PhD Supervision

I have supervised the following students to successful completion:

2015 Rowlands, K.: Transfer of HRM Practices of MNCs in Malaysia

2014 Othman, N.: HRM, Performance Management, and  Civil Service Reform in Brunei

2014 Alshehhi, O.: Insitutionalisation of Organisational Change in the UAE Public Sector

2014  Al-Aaali, L.: HRD and Nationalisation Policies in Bahrain

2014 Shahzad, S.: HRM Practices and Civil Service Reform in Pakistan

2012 Albadri, N.: Culture and Employment Equity in Oman

2012 Jongruck, P.: Public Policy and Network Governance in Thailand

2011 Jamil, R.: MBA Programmes and HRD in Malaysia

2011 Zheng, Yu: HRM Practices in Small Family Businesses in China

2010 Althakhri, R.: Critical Success Factors of Organisational Change: Evidence from the UAE

2010 Tosch, Y.: HRD and Management Development in Taiwan

2010 Webber C: Knowledge Diffusion Management Practices in Thailand

2010: Pallangyo, W: HRM, Decentralisation and Public Sector Reform Policies in Tanzania

2009 Chyczewski, M.: Decision-Making Behaviours in Radical Change Settings in Poland

2008 Xiaoli, L.: Organisational Learning and HRD: in SOEs in China

2007 Rodriquez, J.: Organisational Culture and Gender in the Dominican Republic.

2007: Kavei, G.: Corporate Social Responsibility and HRD: a Namibian Perspective.

2006: Miazhevich, G.: Business Ethics in Post-Soviet Contexts: The Case of Belarus and Estonia.

2006: Johari, H.: Strategic HRM and Ethics in Malaysia.

2005: Ismail, H: HRM, Performance and Job Satisfaction in Lebanon

External Examinerships: Taught Programmes

University of Abertay, University of Birmingham, University of Durham, University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham Trent, University of Hull, University of Wolverhampton.

External Examinerships: Research Degrees

I have externally examined PhD theses for: Aston University, Bangor Universiity, Leeds Metropolitan University, UTM Malaysia, University of Bradford, University of Brunel, University of Durham, University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool John Moores; Victoria University Melbourne, University of Reading; University of Salford, University of Sheffield Hallam, University of Swansea, and University of Tampere, Finland.

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