David McGuire is Deputy Head of Department and Reader in human resource development (HRD) at Glasgow Caledonian University. David serves as Editor-in-Chief of Industrial and Commercial Training and was previously Associate Editor of Advances in Developing Human Resources. To date, he has published two textbooks and over 30 journal articles in journals including European Journal of Training and Development, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review and Human Resource Development Quarterly. He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious research awards including Scottish Crucible award, Fulbright Scholar award, Government of Ireland scholarship and a number of Emerald Literati awards. He has significant experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of HRD, managing diversity and leadership.