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Rona Beattie


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

My current research and teaching interests link two main bodies of theory, knowledge and practice: Human Resource Management/Development and Public Service Management (which includes the public and 3rd sectors).  A common theme throughout my research is the role and behaviours of leaders; most recently in the fields of nursing and the changing roles of public service professionals.  I am fortunate to have a strong and wide network of international colleagues which enables me to collaborate on comparitive international research. 

A particular area of strength relates to People Security or Mitigating Insider Threat where colleagues and I research the interaction between organisational culture, leadership, line managers and HRM professionals in reducing the risk of 'employees' presenting a risk to the organisation ranging from accidental data breaches to fraud to acts of terrrorism.  This research is particularly timely given the complexity of today's socio-economic and technological enviroment.



  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership & management development
  • Public Sector HRM
  • People Security/Insider Threat
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing in Bangladesh
  • Nursing in Scotland
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Defense and Security Studies
  • People Security
  • Insider Threat
  • Public Administration
  • Public Service HRM
  • Public Service Leadership
  • Work, Economy and Organizations

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Research Output 2002 2019

Changing role of HRM in the public sector

Brunetto, Y. & Beattie, R., 30 Aug 2019, In : Public Management Review. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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Comparing the impact of management on public and private nurses in Bangladesh

Beattie, R., Xerri, M., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. & Crossan, F., 5 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Public Sector Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Public Sector
Private Sector
61 Downloads (Pure)

The enemy within? The connection between insider threat and terrorism

Bamaung, D., McIllhatton, D., McDonald, C. & Beattie, R., 2018, In : Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 41, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
technical innovation
34 Downloads (Pure)

Comparing the impact of management on public and private sector nurses in the UK, Italy, and Australia

Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Trinchero, E., Beattie, R., Shacklock, K., Farr-Wharton, R. & Borgonovi, E., 2017, In : Public Management Review. 20, 4, p. 525-544 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Private Sector
Public Sector