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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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coaching Social Sciences
regeneration Earth & Environmental Sciences
community Social Sciences
nurse Social Sciences
coach Social Sciences
social exclusion Earth & Environmental Sciences
human resources development Social Sciences
management Social Sciences

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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

7 Downloads (Pure)

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

Beattie, R., Xerri, M., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. & Crossan, F., 3 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Public Sector Management. 32, 7, p. 741-758 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Private Sector
Public Sector
88 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

The Manager as Coach

Ellinger, A., Beattie, R. & Hamlin, R., 28 Aug 2018, The Complete Handbook of Coaching. Elaine, C., Bachkirova, T. & Clutterbuck, D. A. (eds.). 3rd ed. London: SAGE Publications, p. 262-278 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Managerial roles
Managerial work
technical innovation