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Graeme Martin is Professor of Management in the School of Business at the University of Dundee.  Prior to joining the University in August 2012, he held professorial appointments at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, as well as being founding Director of the Dundee Business School at Abertay University. He has also held visiting international professorial appointments at Gothenburg University in Sweden, Macquarie University and UTS in Australia, Ca Foscari University of Venice in Italy, Peking University in China and the University of Colorado in the USA.  He is also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has undertaken extensive work for them in the past.

Graeme was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, an interdisciplinary management and HR journal, and is currently Chair of the Scientific Board of the Center for Global Human Resource Management at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.  He was also a non-executive Board Member of NHS Tayside from 2018-23, and its Vice Chair from 2020-22.

He has published extensively in the fields of HRM, management and leadership and change management in international journals, including articles in Organization Studies, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, the Human Resource Management Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and, most recently, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  These publications also include eight single/ co-authored/edited books on HR, corporate reputations, e-HR and social media, and management and leadership,  chapters in leading HR research-based texts, and research reports for organisations including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Scottish Enterprise, Skills for Health (the UK sector skills council), the European Union, the Health Department of the Scottish Government and the ESRC/Scottish Government, and the British Medical Association.

Following an early career in personnel and industrial relations management in the engineering and construction industry in the UK and overseas, Graeme has undertaken consulting and research projects for a large number of private and public sector organizations in the UK, continental Europe and Australia in the past thirty years. These include major companies in the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, the NHS in Scotland, the UK Public Sector People Managers Association, the CIPD, the Health and Education Training Institute of New South Wales and other healthcare organizations in Australia.

He has been a judge on national awards in HR excellence for both the CIPD and Personnel Today, was a member of advisory panel to the Scottish Government on public services reform and human capital and a non-executive director of voluntary sector organization during the 1990s.   Graeme was also a member of the global faculty of the New York-based Reputation Institute, delivering online seminars to senior executives from the USA, Australasia, South America Europe and Asia.  

Currently, he is working on strategic HR impact cases with NHS Tayside, NHS Somerset and project team from the NHS employers in Scotland, the BMA and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in Scotland.  

He is also researching into the role of employer branding and employee engagement, and the meaning ot work in healthcare. Finally, Graeme is working on the third edition of one of his earlier books on management and leadership in changing contexts.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Chair Academic Advisory Board

1 Apr 2021 → …

Vice Chair NHS Tayside

1 Jan 2021 → …

Co-Chair of Staff Governance Committee, NHS Tayside

1 Jan 2020 → …

Non Exec Board Member

1 Apr 2019 → …

Visting Professor

1 Apr 2019 → …

Non Exec Board Member, NHS Tayside, NHS Tayside

1 Jan 2019 → …

Scientific Advisor

1 Oct 2018 → …

Editor in Chief Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance

1 Oct 2018 → …

Council Member, British Academy of Management

1 Jan 2018 → …


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