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Research interests

Changing nature of work and careers; employee well-being; gender in organisations; the work-family/life interface; flexible work practices; interactive service work; organisational responses to the UK Gender Pay Gap Regulations; internships and employability.

Biographical details

Janet Walsh is Professor of Human Resource Management. She has a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Leeds and an MSc and PhD from the University of Warwick. She has held academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, Leeds, Melbourne and Royal Holloway. She was Vice-Dean Staffing at King's Business School from 2017-19.

Her principal research activities relate to the changing nature of work and careers, and the consequences for employee well-being. She has undertaken research on female lawyers' attitudes to their careers and work-life balance in professional law firms. This work was sponsored by the Association of Women Solicitors. Her research has also examined the use and consequences of flexible work practices, including part-time and compressed hours arrangements; gender, the work-life interface and employee well-being; employees' experiences of interactive service work; presenteeism and absenteeism, and the costs of organisational citizenship behaviour.

She is currently working on research on organisational responses to the UK gender pay gap regulations in collaboration with Mercer Consulting. She is also undertaking a longitudinal study of business school students' attitudes towards their careers and internship experiences and the impact on employability. 

She has published in leading journals including Human Resource Management (US), the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Work, Employment & Society, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Gender, Work & Organization and the British Journal of Industrial Relations.

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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