Dr Myrtle Emmanuel

Dr Myrtle Emmanuel PhD, MSc, BA (Hons), SFHEA, MCIPD, CMBE

Senior Lecturer in HRM & Organisational Behaviour; EDI Race Advisor to the Vice Chancellor

Key details

Dr Myrtle Emmanuel

Senior Lecturer in HRM & Organisational Behaviour; EDI Race Advisor to the Vice Chancellor

Dr Myrtle Emmanuel joined the University of Greenwich in April 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour. In her current role at UoG, Myrtle holds the responsibility of Equality Diversity & Inclusion Race Advisor to the Vice Chancellor after relinquishing her role as Programme Leader for the CIPD accredited MA HRM programme which she held within the HROB Department for three years.

Prior to joining the university, Myrtle was a Principal Lecturer (PL) Faculty of Business and Law at London Metropolitan University.  As PL, Myrtle assisted the Learning and Teaching Director in the development of the Faculty's policy on learning, teaching and assessment. She also had a key role in the design and delivery of a range of modules on the HRM postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes.  Myrtle was also the Programme Leader for the CIPD accredited BA Human Resource Management Programme at Londonmet. She has also undertaken Associate Tutorship roles for Birkbeck College and Northumbria University.

As a training and development practitioner, Myrtle was leadership and personal development facilitator/trainer for various private and public sector organisations. Her portfolio of interim and freelance roles comprised of research, evaluation and learning and development. Examples include Equality and Diversity training for NHS newcomers as well as delivery of Organisational Development, CIPD and IPM courses for various organisations (London Boroughs of Newham, Lewisham & Waltham Forest, Norwich City Council and Broadgate Estates).

Responsibilities within the university

  • Department Employability Leader Tutor
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Career and Professional Practice
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Employee Resourcing and Development
  • Personal tutor
  • Work placement tutor


Inclusivity Champion Staff Awards 2021 (University of Greenwich)

Shortlisted for the following Student Awards:

  • Best Student Feedback (2012) at Londonmet
  • Best Student Feedback at Birkbeck College, University of London (2020).
  • Outstanding Personal Tutor (2021) University of Greenwich



  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE (Higher Education Academy)
  • Academic Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (Academic MCIPD)
  • British Academy of Management
  • Society for Research into Higher Education
  • The British Academy of Management (Academic Member)
  • Member of University Forum for Human Resource Development
  • Certified Management & Business Educator
  • Review activities:

  • External Examiner of Robert Gordon University (2020 to present)
  • Review of Journal Management Studies Special Issue (2019)
  • Interim MA HRM Consultant, University of Hertfordshire (2016-2017)
  • PhD External Examiner at University of Northumbria (2016), Dr Emma Mullen.  Thesis entitled ‘Human Resources Graduate Employability: An Exploration of Line Manager Experiences and Perceptions’

Research / Scholarly interests

Myrtle achieved her PhD in Management at the Henley Business School, University of Reading in 2014.  Her research interest encompasses:

  • Graduate university-to-work transitional experiences and outcomes
  • Work-based learning
  • Diaspora engagement and development
  • Windrush Generation from an intersectional lens
  • Race inequity in Higher Education
  • Digital teaching and learning in Higher Education

PhD Completion:

2020: Joanne Gosling, Work-Based Learning: The Acquisition of Skills and Expertise for Higher Educational Professional Practice

Current PhD Student:

Catherine Emeordi-Okeke: Investigating the employability and career progression of trainees following the Degree Apprenticeships route into management positions in England.

Key funded projects

Co-Investigator (2019)

Funder:  Local Government funding (10K).  Project to develop a new theatrical  production on the working lives and legacy of Windrush Nurses, to further develop  the pioneering work of the Caribbean nurses and allied health professional in the NHS.

Principal Investigator (2017)

Funder: UoG’s Business Faculty Development Fund (¬£5K) - Development of an innovative customised online diagnostic tool for final year HR and Business Management students with the Human Resource and Organisational Behaviour Department. This diagnostic tool consists of an online network development questionnaire and personal analysis providing students with graphical and textual information about the characteristics of their developmental network together with the career and psychosocial benefits they derive from these networks. The tool is utilised by the Business School on the Levels 5 & 6 Career and Professional Practice module.

Principle Investigator September (2013)

Funder: Centre for Career Management Studies, Henley Business School,

University of Reading (7K). Project: ‘The relational nature of undergraduates’

career management’.

Recent publications

Book section

Vandekerckhove, Wim and , Emmanuel, Myrtle (2019), A Rancièrian method of exploring notions of management and organization through the artistic gaze. Springer. In: , , In: Cristina Neesham, Steven Segal (eds.), Handbook of Philosophy of Management. Springer, Cham, Switzerland . pp. 1-13 . ISBN: 9783319483528 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48352-8_30-1).

Conference item

Emmanuel, Myrtle and , Rauseo, Sterling (2024), Beyond borders. Gender, work, and migration in the lens of intersectionality: insights from the voices of Windrush nurses. In: 17th Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion conference, 27th - 29th May, 2024, Seville, Spain , 17th Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion Conference, Seville, Spain, 27-29th, May 2024. , (1st) . pp. 1-5 (doi: https://edi-conference.org/) NB Item availability restricted.

Working paper

Emmanuel, Myrtle and , (2017), A Working Paper on the Foundations and Conceptualisation of Early Career Success. Work Employment and Society Journal. In: , , , . Work Employment and Society Journal, London, UK (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.