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Professor Lilian Otaye-Ebede PhD MBA BSc (Hons) FHEA Academic Member CIPD

Professor in HRM & OB and Director of Studies for the MSC HRM Programme Work, Organisation and Management


Personal Statement

Lilian Otaye-Ebede (PhD) is a Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour with the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Director of Studies for the MSc HRM Programme, holding a PhD in Management from Aston University. Her research interests are in the areas of diversity management (race/ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity), strategic Human Resource Management (HRM), work/life interface and employee well-being. She has published academic papers in world leading journals, co-authored book chapters, authored and co-authored a number of practitioner articles, and has extensively presented her research at national and international conferences and workshops. Lilian currently serves as an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). She also currently serves as an Associate Editor with Personnel Review and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, the International Journal of HRM and the African Journal of Management. Additionally, she serves as a Representative-at-large on the Gender & Diversity in Org. (GDO) executive committee of the Academy of Management and is on the Board of Directors for the Open Eye Gallery UK, advising on HR & race equality matters. She is the Race Equality Charter Community Visibility and Staff sub-group Chair. Her research has been funded by a number of institutions including British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), GCRF (LJMU Internal) and the CIPD. Lilian is interested in sharing her research findings with the world of work and conducting impactful and world-changing research. Prior to joining the University of Liverpool, she worked at LJMU as a lecturer progressing to Reader (Associate Professor), at Lancaster University as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Centre for Performance-Led HR, and at Aston University, Birmingham as a Research Associate on a project sponsored by the British Safety Council with the Aston Centre for Human Resources. Lilian has also gained experience in the commercial world having worked in industry undertaking various HR practitioner roles before becoming an academic

I am interested in supervising enthusiastic and hardworking PhD students who are interested in the general areas of Human resource management including:
• Diversity (race/ethnicity, gender and neurodiversity), diversity management and diversity management practices
• Strategic Human Resource Management Practices (i.e. HPWS, HPWP etc.)
• Work-life interface and employee wellbeing