Jane Elizabeth Suter

Jane Elizabeth Suter


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Human Resource Management

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Dr Suter specialises in strategic human resource management, voice and engagement, informal working processes at work, wellbeing, the central role of immediate managers in managing employee relationships and the management of employees in small businesses. Dr Suter has a particular interest in the interaction of formal workplace structures and processes, with informal environmental context, and the impact this has on organisations and workers. Her research experience includes quantitative questionnaire research, qualitative case study analysis and statistical analysis of large secondary datasets and she is a strong proponent of utilising a mixed methods approach.

Dr Suter has led on projects working with industry, in scoping research and piloting a large multi-national survey examining the nature of family businesses, and on projects commissioned by Co-operative Development Scotland and the Department of Trade and Industry. Her most recent work examines the impact of extended working hours on staff wellbeing and organisational outcomes in the mental health workforce. Her other most recent project has been on evaluating a substantial body of research, policy and campaigning, on managing mental health in the workplace where the voice of small businesses has been notably absent. Jane is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Workplace Wellbeing Research Group, a cross-departmental collaborative network established with funding from the Research Centre for the Social Sciences (ReCSS) Interdisciplinary on the topic of workplace wellbeing.

Education/Academic qualification

HEA fellow attained through Professional Standards Framework, University of York

1 Sept 201115 Jan 2015

Award Date: 15 Jan 2015

PhD in Human Resource Management – Awarded an ESRC Studentship, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

1 Oct 200331 Dec 2008

Award Date: 31 Dec 2008

MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations awarded with Distinction, UMIST

1 Sept 200230 Sept 2003

Award Date: 30 Sept 2003

BSc Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

30 Sept 199630 Jun 1999

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employee Involvement and Participation
  • Engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • Small Business
  • Voice
  • Informal

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