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Professor Geraldine Healy

Geraldine

Professor of Employment Relations

Email: g.m.healy@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 7467
Room Number: Room 4.25D, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus

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Student drop-in and feedback hours
Tuesday 5.15 - 6.15pm
Wednesday 12 - 1pm

Role
Director of the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity

Research

Research Interests:

Geraldine has a particular interest in the interrelationship of a number of themes including the intersectional nature of discrimination and disadvantage; inequality regimes; individualism and collectivism; career; the gap between equality and diversity policies and practices and multiple rationalities. Her research recognises the importance of a multilayered analysis and the role of history. Geraldine’s books include Gender and Union Leadership, Routledge 2013 (with Gill Kirton), Ethnicity and Gender at Work, Palgrave 2008, (with Harriet Bradley), Diversity, ethnicity, migration and work: international perspectives, 2011, Palgrave Macmillan (with Franklin Oikelome), co-editor of Equalities, inequalites and diversity (Palgrave) and The Future of Worker Representation (Palgrave 2004). She has also published widely in leading international journals.

Current research work includes a project for the TUC on The Challenges of Organising Women Casualised Workers and an EU funded project on ‘Close the Deal, Fill the Gap’ a comparative project on the gender pay gap with universities of Verona and Silesia (with Hazel Conley and Pedro Martins). She has previously undertaken a number of projects on equalities and disadvantage including a  Leverhulme funded International Network on Women and Trade Union Leadership with Cornell and Rutgers universities (with Gill Kirton),  the ESRC funded Future of Work project on 'Handling the Double Disadvantage - the experience of black and minority women in trade unions' and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) project on 'Workplace Cultures: what does and does not work'. In addition, she has led projects for the ESF, 'Challenging occupational segregation among young BME workers? and ‘Ethnicity, Career and Work in the Health Services', and for the Department of Constitutional Affairs (now the Ministry of Justice) on ‘Assessment Centres for Judicial Appointments and Diversity'.

She has served on the editorial board of four journals, Work, Employment and Society (2009-12), Industrial Relations Journal, British Journal of Management (2012-14) and Equality Diversity and Inclusion – an international journal.

Publications

Books: 

Kirton, G. and G. Healy (2013) Gender and Union Leadership, London and New York: Routledge.

Healy, G. and F. Oikelome, (2011) Diversity, ethnicity, migration and work: international perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Healy, G., G. Kirton, and M. Noon, (eds) (2010) Equality, Inequalities and Diversity - Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Bradley, H. and G. Healy, (2008) Ethnicity and Gender at Work: inequalities, careers and employment relations:  inequalities, careers and employment relations, London, Palgrave.

Healy, G., E. Heery, P. Taylor and W. Brown (2004) Future of Worker Representation, London, Palgrave.

Journal Articles:

Kirton, G. and G. Healy (2013) Stratégies en faveur de la démocratie de genre dans les syndicats. Travail, Genre et Sociétés

Healy, G. and Kirton, G. (2013), The Early Mobilization of Women Union Leaders — A Comparative Perspective. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 51: 709–732. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2012.00902.x

Kirton, G. & G. Healy (2013) Commitment and collective identity of long-term union participation: The case of women union leaders in the UK and USA Work Employment and Society, doi;10.1177/0950017012460304.

Kirton, G., and G. Healy. 2012. "‘Lift as you rise’: Union women’s leadership talk." Human Relations 65(8):979-99. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2012.00902.x

Noon, M., G. Healy, C. Forson & F. Oikelome (2012) The Equality Effects of the ‘Hyper-formalization’ of Selection. British Journal of Management, doi; 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00807.x.

Kirton, G., & Healy, G. (2012). Women’s union leadership in Barbados: Exploring the local within the global. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 33(8), 2-2, 10.1108/01437731211280802

Seierstad, C, and G. Healy. (2012) ‘Women’s equality in the Scandinavian academy: a distant dream? Work Employment and Society 26(2):300-17. 10.1177/0950017011432918Healy, G., H, Bradley and C. Forson, "Intersectional Sensibilities in Analysing Inequality Regimes in Public Sector Organizations." Gender, Work & Organization 18, no. 5 (2011): 467-87, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2011.00557.x

Healy, G., G, Kirton., G, Ozbilgin. and F, Oikelome, (2010) The Politics of Assessment Centres: competing rationalities in the diversity project of the judiciary, Human Relations,63(4), 10.1177/0018726709343335.

Kirton, G. and G. Healy., (2009) Using competency-based assessment centres to select judges - Implications for equality and diversity.Human Resource Management Journal, 19(3): 302-318, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00099.x.

Oikelome, F. and G. Healy, (2007) Professional Career Structures and Employment Conditions: the case of overseas and UK Qualified Doctors Human Resource Management Journal, 17: 134-154

Healy, G. and F. Oikelome, (2007) A global link between national diversity policies? The case of the migration of Nigerian physicians to the UK and USA The International Journal of Human Resource Management 18: 1917 – 1933

Healy, G. and F. Oikelome, (2007) Equality and diversity actors: a challenge to traditional industrial relations?, Equal Opportunities International, 26, 44 -65

Healy, G., H. Aliefendioglu and M. Ozbilgin, (2005) Academic Employment and Gender: A Turkish Challenge to Vertical Sex Segregation? European Journal of Industrial Relations, 11(2):247-264, ISSN: 0959-6801

Healy, G., A. Rainnie and J. Telford, (2004) Policy and Practice in General Print: the workplace reality of national bargaining, Employee Relations,Vol 26, No. 5

Healy, G., L.L. Hansen. and S. Ledwith, (2006) Still uncovering gender in industrial relations, Industrial Relations Journal37: 290-8

Healy, G, H. Bradley. and N. Mukherjee, (2004) Individualism and Collectivism Revisited - A Study of Black Minority Ethnic Women, Industrial Relations Journal, 35(5): 451-466, ISSN: 0019-8692

Kirton, G. and G. Healy, (2004) Shaping Union and Gender Identities: A Case Study of Women-Only Trade Union Courses, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 42(2): 303-323, ISSN: 0007-1080

Grey, S., and G. Healy, G. (2004) Women and IT Contracting Work - A Testing Process, New Technology, Work and Employment, 19(1): 30-42, ISSN: 0268-1072

Bradley, H., G. Healy, and N. Mukherjee, (2004) Union influence on career development - bringing in gender and ethnicity
Career Development International, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp 74-88

Kirton, G. and G. Healy, (2004) Shaping Union and Gender Identities: a case study of women-only trade union courses'.
British Journal of Industrial Relations, 42:2, 303-324

Calveley, M. and G. Healy, (2003) Political Activism and Workplace Industrial Relations in a UK 'Failing' School,
British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(1): 97-113, ISSN: 0007-1080

Kirton, G and G. Healy, (2000) Women, Power, and Trade Union Government British Journal of Industrial Relations, 38:3, 343-360

Kirton, G and G. Healy, (1999) Transforming Union Women: the Role of Women trade Union Officials in Union Renewal
Industrial Relations Journal, 30:1, 31-45

Book Chapters:

Healy, G. and F. Oikelome (forthcoming) Racial Inequality & Managing Diversity in the UK and USA in Chanlat, J.F and M.Ozbilgin (eds) Handbook of Research on Diversity and Management, Emerald.

Healy, G. (2016) ‘Diversity Management’ in A. Wilkinson and S. Johnston (eds) Encylopedia of Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar.

Healy, G. (2016) The Politics of Diversity in Bendl, Regine, Bleijenbergh, Inge, Henttonen, Elina, Mills, Albert (eds) (2015): Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Healy, G. and Bradley H, (2010) What Shapes the Careers of Young Black and Minority Ethnic People? in Healy, G., Kirton, G, and Noon, M (2010) Equality, Inequalities and Diversity - Contemporary Challenges and Strategies. pg 270-288 Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Healy, G., G. Kirton, and M. Noon, (2010) ‘Inequalities, intersectionality and equality and diversity initiatives: the conundrums and challenges of researching equality, inequality and diversity’ in Healy, G., G. Kirton and M. Noon, (eds) Equality, Inequalities and Diversity, Basingstoke, Palgrave, (1-17)

Healy, G. and H. Bradley (2010) What Shapes the Careers of Young Black and Minority Ethnic People? In Healy, G., G. Kirton and M. Noon (eds) Equality, Inequalities and Diversity, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 270-288

Healy, G, (2009) ‘Reflections on researching intersectionality and inequality regimes’ in Ozbilgin M. (ed) Theory and Scholarship in Equality and Diversity Research, Edward Elgar, 88-101.

Bradley, H., G. Healy and N. Mukherjee, (2005). Multiple Burdens – the experience of black women trade unionists in The Future of Work Life Balance, edited by D. Houston, London: Palgrave, 211-230

Healy, G., W. Brown, P. Heery and P. Taylor (eds.), (2004) The Future of Worker Representation London: Palgrave

Bradley, G., G. Healy and N. Mukherjee,  ‘Including Minority Ethnic Women – Trade Union Strategies in the UK’ (2004) in H. Knudson and J. Lind (eds) ‘Labour and Employment Regulation in Europe’ Brussels: P.I.E. Lang, pp 47-69.

Healy, G., H. Bradley and N. Mukherjee, (2004) Inspiring Union Women – Black and minority ethnic women in trade unions in ‘The Future of Worker Representation’, edited by G. Healy, E. Heery, P.Taylor, W. Brown, Palgrave, 103-126.

Heery, E., G. Healy and P. Taylor, (2004), Representation at Work: Themes and Issues, in ‘The Future of Worker Representation’, edited by G. Healy, E. Heery, P.Taylor, W. Brown, Palgrave, 1-36.

Healy, G. and G Kirton, (2002) Professional and Highly Qualified Women in Two Contrasting Trade Unions in Colgan, F. and S. Ledwith, Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspectives, Routledge: London

Kirton, G. and G. Healy, (2002) Professional and Highly Qualified Women in Two Contrasting Unions Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspectives, 186-204, Colgan, F & Ledwith, S (eds), London, Routledge

Reports:

Healy, G. and M. Bergfeld (2016) The Challenges of organising women casualised workers. Report for TUC, TUC/CRED: London.

Bradley, H., G. Healy et al. (2007). Workplace cultures: what does and does not work. Working Paper Series. Manchester, Equal Opportunities Commission.

Healy, G., H. Bradley and C. Williams, (2006) Making Career Choices: the experiences of young black and minority ethnic people entering the labour market London: Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary, University of London

Healy, G., G. Kirton., M. Ozbilgin., M. Calveley., C. Forson., F. Oikelome and A. Tatli, (2006) Assessment Centres for Judicial Appointments and Diversity London: Department of Constitutional Affairs

Healy, G. and F. Oikelome (2006) Ethnicity, Career and Work in the Health Services, London: Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary, University of London

Grants, contracts, awards and external publications:

2014  Trades Union Congress, The Challenges of Organising Casualised Women Workers, £6K.

2014-16 European Commission, ‘Close the Deal, Fill the Gap’ European Union (Co-I with H. Conley as P-I)in conjunction with the Universities of Verona and Silesia.

2008-10 Leverhulme Trust International Networks ‘Women and Trade Union Leadership Development in Comparative Context’ £111,569 (Co-I with G. Kirton as P-I).

2007-9 BBC ‘Workplace Cultures’ £43, 500 (P-I)

2006-7 Equal Opportunities Commission ‘Workplace Cultures and Ethnic Minority Women’ £61.000. (Co-I)

2005-6 Department for Constitutional Affairs ‘The Impact of Assessment Centres on Judicial Appointments and Diversity’ £49,100. (P-I)

2004-6 European Social Fund ‘Challenging Occupational Segregation – a study of young black workers in high technology and traditional industries’ £352K (including match funding). (P-I)

2004-6 European Social Fund ‘Challenging Discrimination – a study of highly qualified (doctors) and low skilled workers in the Health Services’ £352K (including match funding). (P-I)

PhD Supervision

Current Doctoral Students

First Supervisor: 

  • Emily Pfefer, 'The Cloak of Silence: A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between the Culture of Pay Secrecy and the Gender Pay Gap in UK Higher Education'
  • Maria Fernanda Quintero, 'Migration and Labour Market integration if highly skilled Colombians in Britain'

Second supervisor: 

  • Anita Maharaj, 'South Africa vs. UK: the role of situational and organisational factors in the facilitation or conflict of leader identities and their race/gender'

PhD Supervision Completions

Co-supervisor: Gulce Ipek 'Privilege, careers, and the Civil Service in Britain'. Completed 2016.
2nd supervisor: Tessa Wright 'Gender, sexual orientation and male dominated workplaces'. Completed 2011. Now Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary.
1st supervisor: Cathrine Seierstad 'Gender segregation and professional women in Norway'. Completed 2011. Now Lecturer at Sussex University.
2nd supervisor: Nicole Avdelidou-Fischer 'Professional women’s networks in Germany and the UK'. Completed 2010. Now freelance researcher.

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