Dr Kate Rowlands

Senior Lecturer Human Resource Management

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PhD Development Policy and Management (Manchester), MSc Human Resource Management (University of Salford), pgCert Academic Practice (University of Salford); FHEA, Chartered CIPD.

Kate is 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 Management and Implementation of Development Projects, and the MSc (International Development) degrees in HRM and HRD. Kate holds a PhD in International Development from the University of Manchester and specialises in the transfer of HR practices from parent multi-national companies to host organisations in developing and transitional contexts. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Kate’s main teaching responsibilities involve International Management, Learning, Training and Development, Organisational Development, Human Resource Development and Leadership and HRM; for example she convenes and delivers the International Management module which is a core subject on various MSc programmes. Kate is an experienced Master’s degree dissertation supervisor and External Examiner for postgraduate and professional programmes.

Prior to joining IDPM, Kate lectured full-time in HRM at a leading business school in the UK for eight years where she directed the MSc programme in HRM. Previously, she held senior HR positions in a world leading multi-national company in the retail sector. 

Kate enjoys travelling and has undertaken professional work in a range of countries including: Belgium, Cyprus, France and Switzerland.

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