Dr Catharine Ross

dr-catharine-ross

Course Leader MPhil/PhD, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Inclusivity Tutor

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: c.ross@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 85 5299

Catharine teaches subjects related to people management and ethics in the Business School. Catharine has a particular interest in teaching and research concerning diversity in the workplace. She is currently involved in research on trade unions; men in female-dominated occupations; and management learning.

Catharine is the diversity coordinator for the business school and also research degrees coordinator.

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Human Resource Management

Organisational Behaviour

Organisation Theory

Business Ethics

Management of Diversity

Qualitative Research Methods

Research

Management of diversity

Employee Relations

Social Responsibility

Human Resource Development

Careers

Professional Bodies

Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Member of British Academy of Management.

Committee member of University Forum for Human Resource Development.

Publications

Ross, Catharine, Nichol, Lynn, Elliott, C., Sambrook, S. and Stewart, J. (2020) From Chain to Net: Assessing interdisciplinary contributions to academic impact through narrative case studies. Studies in Higher Education. (In Press)

Ross, Catharine, Nichol, Lynn, Elliott, C., Sambrook, S. and Stewart, J. (2020) The Role of HRD in Bridging the Research-Practice Gap: The Case of Learning and Development. Human Resource Development International, 23 (2). pp. 108-124.

Nichol, Lynn, Cook, J. and Ross, Catharine (2018) Adopting Coaching for Doctoral Supervision: Opportunities and Challenges for HRD. Human Resource Development International

Ross, C., Robinson, L., Francis-Smythe, J (2014) The Contribution of Academic Scholarship to Management Development, Journal of Management Development, 34:3, 286-298.

Francis-Smythe, J., Robinson, L., Ross, C. (2013) Evidence in general managers’ decision-making, Journal of General Management, 38:4 3-21.

Ross, C. (2013) New Unions in the UK: The Vanguard or the Rearguard of the Union Movement? Industrial Relations Journal 44,1,78-94.

Gbadamosi, G. & Ross, C. (2012) “Perceived stress and performance appraisal discomfort: the moderating effects of core self-evaluations and gender”, Public Personnel Management 41;2 637-660.

Xiao, S., Ross, C., Liu, J. (2011) Evaluating management training and development in a cross-cultural context: A stakeholder approach, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 2, 2, 136-158.

Robinson, L.; Ross, C. & Francis-Smythe, J. (2009). The appropriation of theories, ideas, concepts and models by management practitioners, paper presented to the Leadership & Management Research Focus One Day Conference, University of Worcester, 19th May 2009.

 Xiao, S. and Ross, C. (2009) The training of Chinese managers: a critical analysis of using overseas training for management development Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 7:1 95-113.

Ross, C (2004) Ethnic minority personnel careers: Hindrances and hopes, Personnel Review, Vol. 33 no. 4 pp.468 –484.

Ross, C (1996) Social Closure and the Stifling of Diversity in Professions and Management in Fincham, R (ed) New Relationships in the Organised Professions, Avebury: Aldershot

Ross, C (1996) Struggling for Inclusion: Black Women in Professional and Management Education in Morley, R & Walsh, V (eds) Breaking Boundaries: Women in Higher Education

Qualifications

PhD
MA
BA

Conferences

Ross, C., Nichol, L., Elliott, C., Sambrook, S., Stewart, J (2018) Who benefits from HRD? Discourses evidenced in the REF2014 Impact Case Studies. Paper presented at the 2018 UFHRD conference, Northumbria University Newcastle, UK, June 2018.

Ross, C., Nichol, L., Elliott, C., Sambrook, S., Stewart, J. (2017) The Impact of HRD/M Research on Practice: An analysis of the REF2014 Impact Case Studies. Paper presented at the 2017 UFHRD conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2017.

Solowiej, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., & Steele, C. (2016). Reconceptualising Career Success for Males in two Female-dominated Occupations: A Case Study of Primary School Teaching and University Administration. Paper presentation at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference (Nottingham), January 2016.

Bahadur, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., Palmer, G. (2013) Men’s work-life balance: Factors / determinants, paper presented to the Work Employment and Society conference, University of Warwick

Soloweij, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., Steele, C. (2012) A case study of career success: male employees in female-dominated occupations, paper presented to the Gender, work and organization conference, Keele University, 28/6/12.

Barnes, S., Ross, C., Gardener, J. (2012) My work space, for better or worse, paper presented to the A Place A Space research focus conference, University of Worcester, 21/6/12.

Soloweij, K., Ross, C., Francis-Smythe, J., Steele, C. (2012) Career success of males in two public sector, female-dominated occupations, poster presented to the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London, 18/4/12 – 20/4/12

Robinson, L.; Ross, C. & Francis-Smythe, J. (2009). The appropriation of theories, ideas, concepts and models by management practitioners, paper presented to the Leadership & Management Research Focus One Day Conference, University of Worcester, 19th May 2009.

Palmer, G and Ross, C (2005) HR Practices in large voluntary organizations – some survey evidence, paper presented to BUIRA 2005 conference.

Palmer, G and Ross, C (2004) Employee Relations in the Voluntary Sector: A Tale of Two Charities, paper presented to WES2004 conference.