B Arts, GCHE, MSocSc, MLitt, PhD

Professor of Human Resource Management

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PhD Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates interested in studying global mobility or any aspect of HRM in a developing country (especially Asia and the Middle East)


Kate Hutchings (B.A.., G.C.H.E., M.Soc, Sc., M.Litt, Ph.D, FCAHR, SFHEA) holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and is Professor of HRM in the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith University, Australia. She has previously been employed at other universities in Australia, has held visiting positions in Denmark, France, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA, and has taught in China and Malaysia.

Kate has held a range of university management roles, consulted to and provided executive training for the private and public sectors, held board directorships in the not-for-profit sector, and served on international journal editorial boards. Throughout her career she has taught a very large number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervised many PhD and Honours students.

Kate has published a large number of books, journal articles and book chapters, and delivered many conference papers, invited seminars, industry reports, case studies, and reviews. She has undertaken and presented research in a wide range of countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and North America and has received awards and commendations for research and teaching. She primarily researches in the areas of expatriates/expatriation and global mobility, and HRM in developing economies, and has a particular interest in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

Research expertise

  • Expatriates/expatriation
  • Human resource management in developing economies
  • Human resource management practices (attraction, selection and retention, training and development, diversity – age, ethnicity, gender)

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