Martin McCracken, Research Director, Ulster University Business School
Martin McCracken is Research Director and Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the Ulster University, Northern Ireland. His research is focused mainly upon understanding the factors that influence “managerial participation and effective transfer of learning from development and training interventions” and “strategic human resource development”.
Dr McCracken also has research interests in the fields of human resource management restructuring, 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 63rd year of publication), and is Associate Editor of Leadership and Organisational Development. He has published research findings in a number of refereed academic papers, 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).
He has recently started working with colleagues from six 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.