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Academic Dean


Dr Jo Cullinane joined Coventry University London as Academic Dean in April 2016 where she leads the academic faculty.  Dr Cullinane is responsible for the effective implementation of Coventry University London’s strategic plans related to teaching and learning.  She also ensures that the academic offering of the faculty is both relevant and of a high quality to enable it to deliver is mission of developing career ready, global enterprising graduates.

With a PhD in Employment Relations, Dr Cullinane combines her expertise in HRM and Industrial Relations with a strong background in academic quality and standards and the enhancement of teaching and learning and transnational partnerships. 


  • PhD in Employment Relations, University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand, 2002
  • MSc Human Resource Management (MScHRM), Distinction, University of Glamorgan, Wales, 2005
  • Master of Management Studies (MMS), Distinction, University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand, 1995
  • Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS (HONS)), Upper Second, University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand, 1994

Professional and Industry Memberships

Professional Body Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member - Chartered Management Institute
  • Member - International ER Association

Recent External Examinerships:

  • University of Brighton
  • University Campus Suffolk

Research and Consultancy

Dr Jo Cullinane has engaged in a range of research and consultancy activities.  Her current research interests include:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Workforce issues in the NHS
  • The strategic contribution of HRM

Dr Cullinane also has experience as a Peer Reviewer for:

  • NHS Service Delivery Organisation (development) AND National Institute for Health Research (Health Services and Delivery Research)
  • Journal of General Management
  • European Management Journal
  • International Journal of Leadership Studies

Publications and Scholarship Activities

  1. Ali, M., Xie, Y., & Cullinane, J.  (2013)  A Decision Support System for ERP Implementation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.  In Cruz-Cunha, M., Varajão, J. & Trigo, A. Sociotechnical Enterprise Information Systems Design and Integration.  Hershey PA: Business Science Reference
  2. Cullinane, J. (2014) Alternative Technology – Distance Education through Transnational Partnerships. In Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology. IGI.
  3. Cullinane, J.  (2001) Workplace determinants of union presence in New Zealand organisations. A statistical analysis. International Journal of Manpower, 22, 4, 380-392. (link)
  4. Cullinane, J.  (2004) Employment relationships in a neo-liberal environment. Croner's Human Resources & Employment Review, 2, 3, 146-152.
  5. Cullinane, J.  (2006)  Emotional Labour and the role of IM.  Reprinted in V Ramani & G Sreedhar Emotional Labour an Introduction, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, pp. 30-43.  ISBN 9788131403730
  6. Cullinane, J. (2005) Working in Organisations 1st Ed.  ISBN: 9781844794355// 2nd Ed.  ISBN: 1846582806 Pearson
  7. Cullinane, J., Enos, H., & Pye, M. (2005) Organizational change in a community of faith.  Strategic Change, 14, 8, 441-448. (link)
  8. Cullinane, J., Pye, M. & Harcourt, M.  (2002) The rights and obligations of employees in occupational safety and health law.  Journal of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 6, 2, 21-31.
  9. Cullinane, J., Pye, M. & Harcourt, M.  (2002) The rights and obligations of employees in occupational safety and health law.  Journal of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 6, 2, 21-31.
  10. Cullinane, J., Pye, M., & Harcourt, M. (2002) The rights and obligations of employees in occupational health and safety law in New Zealand. In M. Lloyd (Ed.), Occupational Health and Safety Law in New Zealand: Contemporary Social Research (pp. 119-134). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.
  11. Morgan A., Cannan K & Cullinane J. (2005) 360° feedback; a critical enquiry. Personnel Review. 34, 6, 663-680. (link)
  12. Morgan, A. Cullinane, J. & Pye, M.  (2008) Continuing professional development: rhetoric and practice in the NHS, Journal of Education and Work, 21, p. 233-248 (link)
  13. Pye, M., Cullinane, J. & Harcourt, M. (2001) The right to refuse unsafe work in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 26, 2, 199-216. 
  14. Raiden, A., Pye, M. & Cullinane, J.  (2007) The nature of the employment relationship in the UK construction industry.  In Dainty, A & Bagilhole, B.  People and Culture in Construction. Taylor & Francis, London.  ISBN: 9780203640913

Teaching Areas

PhD and dissertation supervisions