• 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Dr. David McGuire is Reader in Human Resource Development at Glasgow Caledonian University. To date, he has published two textbooks and over 40 journal articles in journals including European Journal of Training and Development, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review and Human Resource Development Quarterly. David serves as Associate Editor of Human Resource Development International and also sits on the Editorial Boards of three leading HRD journals (Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly and European Journal of Training and Development). He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious research awards including Scottish Crucible award, Fulbright Scholar award, Government of Ireland scholarship and a number of Emerald Literati awards. He has worked at a number of Scottish Universities including Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University. He has significant experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of HRD, managing diversity and leadership.

Current PhD collaborators include:

Stephen Ebejer (PhD): Learning from Preventable Errors in the workplace: A study of error-related learning activities in the operating room

Folasade Elegbede (PhD): Talent Management in Medium Sized Enterprises

Eileen O'Neil (Prof. Doc): Legitimisation of Repetitive Psychological Contract Breach (RPCB), Through the Lived Experiences of Employee Well-being

Akash Bhatti (PhD): The role of workplace learning in the digital transformation of retail banking in the United Kingdom

Umm E Habiba Tariq (PhD): Adopting Responsible Leadership for Increasing Employee Trust and Well-being in the UK Healthcare Sector: Analysing a Post COVID-19 Pandemic Perspective

Francis Babtunde Alao (Prof. Doc): Servant Leadership in a Cross-Cultural Church Organisation



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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership
  • Diversity


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