MacLean, Samantha

Samantha MacLean

Senior Lecturer
Samantha has had an extensive career in Human Resource Management and Consultancy. Beginning her career within the Hospitality Sector she moved into Consultancy and HR Outsourcing before joining the University in 2002. During her time in HR Outsourcing she was responsible for “on boarding” and subsequent delivery of client activities. This involved research within the client organisation to facilitate the design of processes and procedures to ensure effective delivery of HR services such as general recruitment, graduate recruitment, TUPE support and redundancy management via the outsourced service centre. Samantha owned her own HR Consultancy, where she worked with clients from the private, public and voluntary sector. Samantha is Programme Leader for the Part Time MSc Human Resource Management and the Part Time Taught Top Up MSc Human Resource Management, being closely involved in the admissions process and teaching for the programme. She is also involved in Undergraduate teaching and is Module Leader for Talent Management. She is a graduate of the University, achieving distinction in her Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Masters studies in Human Resource Management.

Samantha has a generalist HR background but has developed an academic research interest in the areas of Talent Management, Work/Family Conflict, Human Resource Development and Organisational Behaviour and at present she is involved with work based learning projects and knowledge transfer projects which partner external organisations in the both the public and private sector. Along with other colleagues Samantha has recently been invited to deliver key lectures to a group of MBA students and alumni from Bremmen University in Germany; delivering engaging sessions on Work-Life Harmony and Leadership of HRM. She has recently commenced doctoral studies exploring the discourse on working fathers and the impact this has on equality of opportunity within the workplace.