Dr Krystal Wilkinson

Associate Professor in HRM, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Krystal Wilkinson is Reader (Associate Professor) in Human Resource Management, based at the Business School’s Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on the work-life interface, women’s health and wellbeing at work.  Recent research projects have focused on solo-living staff; complex fertility journeys (including employees going through fertility treatment, experiencing pregnancy loss and involuntary childlessness); mental health in pregnancy and post-birth; and women’s health more broadly and employment.   She has published in leading academic journals (including Work, Employment and Society; Human Resource Management Journal; Gender, Work and Organization; and The International Journal of Human Resource Management) and is co-editor of the forthcoming Emerald Publishing book: ‘Work-Life Inclusion: Broadening perspectives across the life-course’. Krystal is passionate about knowledge exchange and is working with various stakeholders to raise awareness and create resources on wellbeing at work, including the CIPD, national charities and employers.  Her research has also been featured in the media and trade press including the Wall Street Journal, the BBC and People Management magazine.  Prior to studying for her PhD at Leeds University, Krystal held operational Human Resource Management roles in different industries, including construction, retail and hospitality. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and was a member of the CIPD National Examinations team for 15 years.