Biography

I am a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. I completed both my undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management and MA in European Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Keele University. My main research interests lie in the area of comparative employment relations and human resource management, and employee representation. My PhD was on European Works Councils in the pulp and paper industry.

I have previously taught at Keele both as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a Session Teacher and have worked as a Research Assistant employed by Birmingham University. I am teaching Human Resource Management and Employment/Industrial Relations to both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

I have been a member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) since 2009 and currently hold ‘Associate’ membership. I am also a member of both the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) and the German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA).

Research and scholarship

My main research interests lie in the areas of comparative and international employment relations and human resource management, employee representation and ‘employee voice’. My research activities currently focus on exploring the role of European Works Councils (EWCs). The research is placed in the wider context of European integration and European social policy, and the challenges globalisation and restructuring activities pose on employment relations and human resource management.

I welcome doctoral students especially in my specific areas of research interest of employee representation and ‘employee voice’, comparative and international employment relations and human resource management.

Current PhD students

  • Moza Hamad Al Darmaki, 'To stay or leave, investigating domestcis employee turnover in UAE organisations'

Teaching

I am the Undergraduate Course Director for Human Resource Management and I have teaching experience across a wide range of modules at Keele. Currently, I lead the following modules:

Undergraduate:

  • HRM-20015 – Managing Human Resources

Postgraduate:

  • HRM-40042 – Foundations of Human Resource Management
  • MAN-40084 – Introduction to Research
  • HRM-40040 – Research Methods
  • HRM-40018 – Research Dissertation – HRM
  • HRM-40441 - Professional Skills and Practice in HRM

Selected Publications

  • WEISSMEYER C. Communication, Representation and Decision-Making Structures in Times of Organisational Restructuring: A Case Study from the Pulp and Paper Industry.
  • Weissmeyer C. ‘Vertical Articulation of Interest Representation in the Study of European Works Councils: A Case Study of Three Multinational Corporations in the Pulp and Paper Industry’.
  • Weissmeyer C. ‘Vertical Articulation of Interest Representation in the Study of European Works Councils: A Case Study of Three Multinational Corporations in the Pulp and Paper Industry’.
  • Weissmeyer C. ‘European Works Councils in the Pulp and Paper Industry: A Transnational Case Study of Representation’.
  • French S and Weissmeyer C. ‘Tackling Racial Discrimination at Work: A Comparison of Workers’ Attitudes in a British and German Car Plant’.

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Other

  • WEISSMEYER C. Communication, Representation and Decision-Making Structures in Times of Organisational Restructuring: A Case Study from the Pulp and Paper Industry.
  • Weissmeyer C. ‘Vertical Articulation of Interest Representation in the Study of European Works Councils: A Case Study of Three Multinational Corporations in the Pulp and Paper Industry’.
  • Weissmeyer C. ‘Vertical Articulation of Interest Representation in the Study of European Works Councils: A Case Study of Three Multinational Corporations in the Pulp and Paper Industry’.
  • Weissmeyer C. ‘European Works Councils in the Pulp and Paper Industry: A Transnational Case Study of Representation’.
  • French S and Weissmeyer C. ‘Tackling Racial Discrimination at Work: A Comparison of Workers’ Attitudes in a British and German Car Plant’.
  • French S and WEISSMEYER C. 2004. Tackling racial discrimination at work.
  • French S and Weissmeyer C. ‘It does not happen to them, but it does to us’: Analysing Women’s Perceptions of Discrimination in a British Car Plant’.
  • French S, Birsl U, Bitzen R, Rieger U, Schmidt J, WEISSMEYER C. 2003. Racism and racial discrimination in the workplace: a comparison of workers' attitudes in a British and German car plant.