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’ as well as health, safety, and wellbeing at work, and health and safety representation. In the past, I have explored the role of European Works Councils (EWCs), placing the research 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. This research was located in the pulp and paper industry. I am currently in the process of developing new research projects exploring health, safety, and wellbeing, and health and safety representation.

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 as well as health, safety, and wellbeing.

Current research students:

  • Lead supervisor: Mouza Hamad Al Darmaki, Project title: 'To stay or leave, investigating domestic employee turnover in UAE public universities.’ - Part-time PhD
  • Second supervisor: Bethany Edge, Project title: ‘Where science meets service? The co-existence of gendered identity discourses in community pharmacies.’ - Full-time PhD

Completed PhD supervision:

  • Second supervisor: Dr Robert Plummer, Project Title: ‘A comparative study of employment in the food manufacturing and transportation and storage sectors in the United Kingdom (UK) and Sweden.’ - Part-time PhD – completed. Viva: January 2019

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.