Dr. Kathy Hartley

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell 329

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Current positions

Lecturer in People Management


I joined Salford Business School in 2014 and am currently Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor for the MSc HRM&D programme. Prior to this I was at Leeds University Business School where I completed an ESRC funded PhD and a school funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship. A late entrant to academia, I have spent many years in industry, where I built regional sales teams from scratch and led a large business unit. My career started in the NHS, where I qualified as a Registered General Nurse at St Mary’s Hospital, London and worked in medical and haematology specialities. 


I teach on a range of UG and PG modules for HRM and Business & Management students.  

Research Interests

Professional cultures and identities, career development (including leadership) development and transitions, the impact of gender, race and class on work experience.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Associate CIPD
  • FHEA
  • RGN

Postgraduate Research

I am currently supervising PhD students researching Talent Management in Higher Education, Use of HPWS in a Libyan Telecomms Company and the experiences of migrant care workers. Currently, I am unable to take on further PhD students