Martin McCracken, Research Director, Ulster University Business School
Martin McCracken is Research Director and Professor of Work and Employment at
Ulster University, N. Ireland.Prof McCracken has research interests in the fields of “Human Resource Management Restructuring”, “Employee Diversity”, “Public and Voluntary Sector Change”, “Performance Management” and “Graduate Recruitment and Retention”. Since 2010 he has acted as the Editor in Chief of Education and Training (now in its 64 th year of publication) and is Associate Editor of Leadership and Organisational Development.
He has published research findings in a number of refereed academic papers (over 50 outputs), conference proceedings (and policy reports on skills development and employability issues and has attracted substantial research funding from prestigious organisations (including Advance HE and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Department for Education and Employment; Sector Skills Development Agency, Chartered Institute for Personnel Development and Leonardo Da Vinci (EU).
From 2016 -2019 Martin was the PI on a longitudinal evaluation study of the Top Management Programme, which is designed to develop leadership capability for Senior HE leaders. He is also working with colleagues from seven leading UK Universities on a project which is designed to measure impact of ESRC projects on UK business productivity and engagement. Internationally, Martin is respected in his academic field and has been a Visiting Scholar at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and is currently a Visiting Professor at Kempten University of Applied Sciences in Germany.